January 7, 2024

Juc lifesaver brings home

Perfect weather greeted swimmers at yesterday’s (Saturday, January 6) 2024 Danger Swim Series in Torquay.

A total of 1,028 registered swimmers took on the series’ four race categories next to Point Danger at Torquay Front Beach, with 480 swimmers tackling the headline Danger 1000 swim.

Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club’s own Drew Green (11:18) was the fastest swimmer in the Danger 1000 making the trip down from Queensland to compete in his home club’s swim event, edging out seven-time Pier to Pub winner Sam Sheppard (11:52) by over half a minute.

The win was also Green’s second Danger 1000 win, previously winning the event in 2019.

Lorne SLSC representative Tristan Read rounded out the podium in the main race in 12 minutes and 20 seconds.

Georgie Hawkins (13:20) won the female category in the Danger 1000, crossing the line first before Rachel Ward (13:50) and Jasmine Hume (13:51) secured second and third, respectively.

Last year’s Rip View Swim Classic winner in Point Lonsdale, Dakota Mathers, won the Danger 5000 event, leading the female field to complete her swim in 1 hour and 11 minutes.

Sheppard did not leave Torquay empty handed winning the Danger 5000 event in one hour and six minutes.

Read full Surf Coast Times story here.

Image credit: Swimmers enter the waters of Torquay Front Beach.

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