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Make a splash in the Australia Day Aquathon

Australia Day Aquathon
Bargara Triathlon Club vice president Colin Stollery said the Australia Day Aquathon was open to everyone. Photo: contributed

For more than five years sports enthusiasts, family and friends have been making a splash at the Australia Day Aquathon, hosted by Bargara Triathlon Club.

The fun-filled event is becoming more popular on the local sporting calendar, and it gives the community a chance to test the waters of an endurance sport in a relaxed atmosphere.

Bargara Triathlon Club vice president Colin Stollery said the Australia Day Aquathon was open to everyone and competition would get underway from 7 am.

“This is a fun event for the whole family and a great event to start the 2022 year,” he said.

“This is also a team event, so if you can swim but not run, find a runner and make a team.”

Australia Day Aquathon
Participants give it their all in the annual Australia Day Aquathon at Norville Park Pool.

Colin said the aquathon was a great way to celebrate Australia Day and there would also be a barbecue to kick off the traditional day in the right way.

“It is an early start but that means you can go home afterwards and do the things you had planned or simply relax for the rest of Australia Day,” Colin said.

“By hosting this event at Norville (Park) Pool we can guarantee that the water will be flat and the running circuit is around the pool so it’s all a great location and good for spectators too.

“The club is about getting people active and involved in the sport, so by providing a variety of events across the year we hope to get more people interested in swimming, riding and running.”

Registrations are now open, click here to find out more.

Australia Day Aquathon events

  • Hatchlings (2-6 years) – 40m wade/200m run
  • Turtle (7-12 years) – 1km run/100m swim/1km run/100m swim/1km run
  • Give it a Try (13 years plus) – 3km run/400m swim/3km run
  • Sprint (14 years plus) – 3km run/400m swim/3km run/400m swim/2km run

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