Drop in the ocean

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

ONE of the most eagerly anticipated community events each year is the Novotel Pacific Bay Resort Ocean Swim and word has it that tomorrow will be no exception.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary tomorrow, record numbers are expected to enter into at least one of the three swims being conducted.

More than 800 competitors, in fact.

And they're not just locals.

Entries have been received in the lead-up to tomorrow's 250m, 600m and 2000m swims from as far away as Sydney and Brisbane.

One of the reasons that the Ocean Swim is such a large community event every year is that it raises money for so many worthy charities.

Since the event's beginning in 1999, more than $130,000 has been raised to be distributed among various charities and organisations.

This year's list of beneficiaries includes children's charities such as the Make A Wish foundation, Early Intervention, the Autism Spectrum Disorder Parents Support Group and Life Education.

Various surf clubs along the Coffs Coast will also benefit from the money raised tomorrow.!

Registrations for the Ocean Swim are still being taken this weekend.

Entries are being received at the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club this afternoon between 2.00pm and 3.30pm as well as tomorrow morning between 6.30am and 8.15am.

The cost of entry is $15 for the 600m swim, $25 for the 2000m swim and $10 for 250m swim.

Entries received tomorrow will incur a $10 late entry charge.



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