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Making Waves: Celebrating the First Harbour Crossing in 8 Years

After an eight-year hiatus, the Harcourts Cooper & Co Harbour Crossing made a triumphant return over the weekend. Swimmers and spectators alike eagerly awaited the opportunity to once again test their mettle in this iconic 2.6km open water swim from Bayswater across to the Viaduct.

Amidst the anticipation, Harrison Cooke (Grizzly Bear) emerged as a standout performer, clinching an outstanding 3rd place in the fiercely contested Open Men category. Notably, a mere 26 seconds separated the swimmers in the 2nd to 5th positions, highlighting the intensity of the competition and underscoring the fine margins that determined success.

The event also doubled as the Harlequins Zonal Secondary Schools Open Water Championships, providing a platform for young talents to showcase their skills. Among them were twins, Amogh Tyagi (Brown Bears) and Gyan Tyagi (Black Bears), both claiming well-deserved 2nd places in the girls and boys 14-15 year category. It's a fantastic achievement for them individually and a testament to their shared dedication to the sport.

Conditions for the crossing were nothing short of perfect, with calm waters setting the stage for an unforgettable day of swimming excellence. As participants carved their way through the water, each stroke propelled them closer to victory, fuelled by the cheers of supporters lining the shore.

The return of the Harbour Crossing after an eight-year hiatus marked a significant milestone for the Banana Boat Swim Series. It served as a reminder of the resilience of the swimming community and the unwavering passion that drives them to conquer new challenges.

We extend our congratulations to all participants, organisers, and supporters who made the event a resounding success.


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