Masters ready for Blue Water Challenge


The Boroughcoutas Masters swimming club is excited to be hosting the 25th Blue Water Challenge open water swim around the historic Queenscliff pier on Saturday 28 January.
In 1993, local members of the club ran the first Blue Water Challenge with the idea to raise funds to provide scholarships for local junior swimmers.
Back then everything was done manually with finishers receiving a raffle ticket with a rough time taken from a stopwatch.
Technology has improved a lot since then and It is nice to know that the purpose of the swim has not changed over the past 25 years to run a fun, family friendly, community based ‘boutique’ swim rather that a ‘mass swim’.
To help celebrate the 25th anniversary, record breaking marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel will be at the beach to do some guest commentary, present prizes and provide timely advice to swimmers. Chloe holds the world record for the longest unassisted ocean swim and has done the most English Channel crossings by an Australian with 21 crossings.
Chloe is a great friend of the club, having trained members Mark Stone, Mike Nicol and Alan Collet for their English channel swims.
Discounted online entry is now open. Cost is $45 for the 1200m swim and $25 for the 600m swim.
All pre entries will go in the draw for the major prize of a $500 voucher at Beacon Resort Queenscliff plus there are many spot prizes on the day provided by local businesses. On the day entry is available for $50.
Go to for event details and online entry link.