Huskisson Triathlon Festival – Ocean Swim Classic 1km

IOna at car

We’d booked ahead to avoid disappointment, and avoid it we did.

Myself and Minnie The Minx and I whizzed down to Huskisson a couple of weeks ago for the 1km Ocean Swim Classic. That’s just one of the first events of the fantastic weekend that is the Huskisson Triathlon Festival.

Thanks so much Kate from Huskisson B & B for taking all these photos.

Please excuse my egomania in showing all these photos.

Please also excuse all the cellulite!

Huski Triathlon Festival Ocean Swim Classic

Huski Triathlon Festival Ocean Swim Classic

Fantastic to meet a fellow Can Too swimmer.

eagle 1

A sea eagle flew right over the beach.

Huskisson Triathlon Festival Swim

My mum's out there

My mum’s out there.

Huskisson Triathlon Festival Ocean Swim Classic women start

The women’s race starts off. We went out and around two big buoys then back to the green buoy.

Minnie hands

Keeping busy whilst Mum swims

Huskisson Triathlon Festival Ocean Swim Classic

Huskisson Triathlon Festival Ocean Swim Classic

That’s me coming out

Huskisson Triathlon Festival Swim

A very rare sight, sprinting Smith.

Huskisson Triathlon Festival Ocean Swim Classic Seana finish

Hooray! Did it, and feeling fab.

It’s so very true that you never regret a swim.  I went quite hard at this one and did the 1km swim in about 25 minutes.

That’s good for me, but pretty slow compared to most folks.  I came third last in the 40 – 49 age group.

Loved it. LOVED IT!!

Here’s to health at any size and enjoyment at every speed.

Linking in with Trish for Wordless Wednesday – thanks for hosting Trish.

Have you caused a commotion in the ocean lately?

 

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35 Comments

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Grace

    Awesome work, Seana!!! 25 mins is amazeballs! The one of you sprinting is super, super cool! Well done! x

    • Reply February 27, 2013

      Seana

      I hadn’t even realised I ran… note rippling muscles… errr…. maybe not.

      • Reply February 28, 2013

        Kate

        You are officially a legend. And your camera app is very cool.
        The reason you are sprinting is because Ion and I were yelling ‘RUN SEANA RUN’! Thanks for the mention – Our B&B website is a bit wrong on your post – we are at http://www.huskssonbnb.com.au

        • Reply February 28, 2013

          Seana

          Thanks Kate, will fix.

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Bron

    Fantastic!!!! That is a massive effort! Lovely to find your blog through Trish x

    • Reply February 27, 2013

      Seana

      And lovely to meet you too, enjoyed visiting your blog.

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Kim-Marie from Kimba Likes

    Well done! That’s pretty awesome! Some friends of mine recently competed too, but I think they did the mini tri and the full tri – is there such a thing? I have to admit I got a bit confused!

    One friend knocked 27 minutes off his last year’s time, which is pretty good considering he had major surgery two months ago.

    Love your sprinting photo – impressive!

    • Reply February 27, 2013

      Seana

      Oh your friends did the hard yards. Could almost see myself trying the mini tri… hmmm… might just stick to swimming!!

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    jess

    Wow! 25 minutes is great. They must be some super fit people you were swimming against.

    I had an ocean swim on my to do list for this year but I think I’ve missed my opportunity. Will have to be more organised for next year.

    • Reply February 27, 2013

      Seana

      Some people are super fast fish-type characters and are racing really seriously. Maybe I will try to do a bit of speeding up next year. Hope you get into it, so good for you. I can’t recommend highly enough the training I did with Can Too http://www.cantoo.org.au

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Trish

    I think you are amazing so inspiring, so brave.

    • Reply February 27, 2013

      Seana

      So slow, Trish, but so delighted to do it. I couldn’t run like you do.

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Me

    That’s amazing – well done !!!!!! I can’t swim to save my life (well I can but I won’t be any time soon !!!!)
    Have a great week !
    Me

    • Reply February 27, 2013

      Seana

      And I can’t run… but swimming, I can do… slowly and I really do love it. Swimming’s been the highlight of the summer, must say. Hope your day is going well. x

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Cathy

    That’s amazing! Go you! You look fabulous!

    • Reply February 27, 2013

      Seana

      Thanks Cathy, it’s good to smile widely and divert attention to the teeth and away from the wobbly legs!!

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Emily

    You’re totally awesome Seana and look fab! What a great role model for your kids xxx

    • Reply February 27, 2013

      Seana

      Jeez, more feeling fab than looking fab. None of that growing older gracefully malarkey!

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Lisa

    Oh Yay!!! You should be so very proud Seana, looks like you were too, go you!

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Alison

    Well done – I would have needed to be pulled from the water and resuscitated!!

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Tamara

    Well done you. You are so right about healthy exercise. ps….you look great.

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Robyn (Mrs D)

    How fantastic!! I’m almost a little jealous that I havent done any more. I was just about to swim the Long Reef one last weekend, but the weather turned and it was called off. You look fabulous – so great that you love it!!

    • Reply February 28, 2013

      Seana

      There’s a 2km swim down there on Sun 17th, which I probably can’t get to. It’s so fab to swim in the bay – no surf!

  • Reply February 28, 2013

    Jacana

    congratulations on your accomplishment. Awesome

  • Reply February 28, 2013

    Rita

    You are fabulous! What a great accomplishment! Well done!

  • Reply February 28, 2013

    budget jan

    Good on you. The ocean looked co-operative. Love all the photos including Keeping Busy while mum swims!

  • Reply February 28, 2013

    Tonya

    What an amazing experience! I’ve signed up for my first ever 5k mud run/walk. I imagine after I’m done slipping in the mud, I’ll wish I could go for a good swim.

    Congratulations on your achievement!

  • Reply February 28, 2013

    Kate

    You are officially a legend. The reason you are sprinting is because Iona and I were yelling SEANA RUN! Loving my photos! Great camera ap on your phone.
    BTW your link to the B&B is a bit wrong – we are at http://www.huskissonbnb.com.au

  • Reply February 28, 2013

    Bob R

    Excellent! I’ve been telling myself that I’ll do one of these soon. That ‘soon’ hasn’t arrived yet. :)

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    Lisa Goodmurphy

    Congratulations – that’s a great accomplishment! I’ve considered doing a triathlon but I’m pretty sure that I’d drown during the swimming part!

  • Reply March 1, 2013

    ann

    Wow good for you!!

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Leigh

    Good for you for just entering the race. It really doesn’t matter where you come – and if you had fun – even better. Your daughter seems to be a good cheerleader.

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Nancie

    Congrats on the race! Looks like you really enjoyed yourself.

  • Reply March 2, 2013

    Fran

    Totally awesome of you to do this. A few year ago I did one of the Pink Tris. It is a great way to do a friendly Tri for a beginner. For a great cause too. Many have runs for kids too.

  • That’s great! I’m not a good enough swimmer to do an open water swim, so I find this especially impressive. Your girl looks so excited to cheer you on.

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