The 10th annual MSSA Open Water Swim Championships were held on Sunday at Somerton, a great new venue. There was a record equaling 162 entries (155 who swam) in the 1 and 3 km events. Choppy seas made for a challenging conditions, particularly over the longer distance.
The overall Female and Male winners in the 3 km event were Leila Nazimi (Henley Beach) and Christopher Deegan (Non-member) while the 1km winners were Stephanie Palmer White (Adelaide Masters) and Ian Young (Marion Marlins).
Team Trophies were hotly contested with Marion winning the Aggregate Points Trophy (ahead of Adelaide Masters and Atlantis) while Phoenix Masters won the Average Points /Swimmer Trophy (just ahead of Aquadome Otters and Henley Beach).
Golden Marlin trophies for completing 10 Marion swims were presented to Steph Palmer White (Adelaide Masters), Neil Thies (Noarlunga) and Tim Burfield (Atlantis).
Thanks to Ben Warr and his Marion Team for a very well organised event and Somerton SLSC for providing water cover and club facilities.