As the storms rolled across, avid ocean swimmers were deciding if they would spend their Sunday morning swimming the 2017 Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim. As it turned out, perfect conditions broke through with a light off-shore breeze and clearing skies. And then magic happened!
James Pittar, blind marathon swimmer and Rainbow Cub Ambassador explains: “It was a historic day for ocean swimming! Amongst the swimmers every disabled group was involved: a deaf, a blind, an amputee, a wheelchair-bound, a cerebral palsy, a Special Olympics athlete, a person with autism, and a person with down syndrome. These people swam together in the ocean on one day”.
And to top it off, at the end of the day, an unknown man whose son had just swum offered: “If your fundraising is down, I have you covered. Just let me know how much you need”. Gotta love Rainbow Club and the magic that happens at Malabar!
Image: 2017 Malabar Magic swimmers preparing to take the plunge