At 8:45 Kate and Alice had their race briefing that described the course and safety factors.
At 9:00 they made their way to the starting point.
When all the waves of swimmers were in position the race was ready to start. Kate was seeded in the elite group who wore red caps and Alice was in the next wave wearing pink.
Kate had a fantastic race and outsprinted another Raumati Swimmer, Ruaan after swimming together most of the race.
Kate finished in 6th place among the elite women and 2nd under 20 swimmer.
Alice who had started in the second wave had a steady race and finished 5th in her age group. She came in behind a friend of hers, Hollie also a swimmer with the Raumati Swimming Club.
Unfortunately my battery died at the very moment Alice came in!
|From left: Kate, Hollie, Alice|
Jo rose to the challenge and swam strong.
These events would not be possible without the support on the course of the Life Guards.
After a tiring morning of swimming it was gelatos all round to celebrate their achievements.