Masters swimmers take on tough conditions in Busselton Jetty Swim

The Mandurah Masters Swimming Club was well represented at last month’s Busselton Jetty Swim, with 31 swimmers taking on tough conditions and completing the swim.

The 2017 swim was supported by the largest safety water fleet in 22 years due to the difficult conditions, but that didn’t seem to phase the Mandurah masters.

Ingrid van der Wel completed the swim in an impressive 54 minutes 28 seconds to finish first among the Mandurah crew. She placed 44th overall in a competition of 2300.

Age was no barrier for the Mandurah swimmers, with two 71-year-old competitors finishing the swim.

More than 450 people failed to finish the swim.

Mandurah Masters Swimming Club members swim all-year round, battling winter conditions regularly which put them in good stead to complete the 3.6km swim.

Membership to Mandurah Masters Swimming Club is open to all adults aged 18-and-above and all abilities from those who can swim one lap right through to those who compete in pool and open water events.

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