Posted on Thursday 29th June, 2023

News from the Lemmings

Each year the Launceston Club conducts their Super Summer Swim Challenge. This year the Challenge was held from 1 December 2022 to 28 February 2023.

This year the Challenge was completed by 14 members (up from 7 last year). A total of almost 1200kms was recorded by these members over the summer months. Three swimmers completed the challenge of swimming the length of the Ringarooma River (124 kms) which is a great effort of nearly 1.4kms average per day. Well done Glen Bryan, Christine Brown and Ceri Weeks.

One swimmer continued to not only swim the length of the Mersey (158 kms) which was the bonus but kept on going to finish the North Esk as well (255kms). This was an average of over 2.8 kms per day. WELL DONE Glen!


John Pugh and Alwynne McMahon proudly display their Super Summer Swim Challenge Certificates and Kay Bailey with her E1000 Completion Certificate.

Certificates and awards were handed out at breakfast on 15 April. In addition, the following members were presented with their Vorgee Million Metres and E1000 completion certificates at our post training breakfast recently. Congratulations to:

  • Diana McHenry: 4 million metres
  • Tim Shaw: 1 million metres

And both Kay Bailey and Alwynne McMahon successfully completed all 62 swims in the E1000 program.

A fantastic effort from all these Lemmings Legends!

Adrienne McMahon, President, Launceston Masters Swimming Club