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College estuary swim – a great race

 |  Peter H. Wood  | 
I had heard that the MBASC (largest in NZ) was having their cross-estuary swim from Ferry Landing to the town wharf. So I went along to be among the observers.

What a surprise – ferry-load after ferry-load of well-behaved children in togs transported across the estuary and walked down to the opposite beach.

At midday the first lot started and many heads dotted the exiting tide. The logistics of this exercise filled me with admiration.

Kayaks, harbour master and assorted craft kept an eye on the swimmers, who kept coming in waves.

Floatation aids were in evidence and if I had even had the courage to do this swim I would have needed my water wings.

What an adventurous way to start the school year and congratulations to all the children who made it across.

Did we end with the same number who started? Thank you to the teachers and planners for demonstrating the spirit of modern children/youth.


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