The annual Exmouth Swimming Life Saving Society Starcross swim 2015 was held on Thursday 30th July and a young field started from buoy 21 at around 7pm. Swimmers experienced ideal weather conditions with sun and even a slight following wind though many swimmers spotted jellyfish in the water.
18 year old George Cornwell-Brown won the race overall in a time of 31minutes and 51seconds. Last year’s Junior champions Joel Rawe improved on his performance last year finishing 2nd overall to defend his junior title in 33.03; narrowly beating Channel swimmer Jamie Page into 3rd place by 15 seconds. Liam Spiller finished fourth in a time of 33.26 with Tara Dudley fifth overall and first female swimmer home. Men’s club captain Nyal Slatter finished in sixth place with Sophie Spiller finishing in seventh and first junior female.
Other swimmers in the order they finished were Aidan Spiller, Peter Gilpin (swimming 40 years after his first Starcross swim), Jasmine Simpson-Currie, Katie Brindley, Martin Sprigmore, Ruth Horn, and Kathy Azuino who was the only swimmer to complete the course swimming breaststroke. All swimmers who started the swim completed the course.
Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society would like to thank all those who help make the Starcross swim a success each year; particularly Exmouth Beach Rescue, boat crews, kayakers, and the RNLI.
3rd place Jamie Page and Ladies Champion Tara Dudley are swimming in a channel relay with two other Exmouth swimmers, Alan Franks and Gemma Franks, later this month. They are raising money for Exmouth Beach Rescue who, as well as voluntarily patrolling the beach, also play a vital role in the organisation of the Exe to Exe and Starcross swims. If you would like to donate or for more information please go to:
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