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FINLAND SWIMS VIA FREO TO OLYMPICS

Posted in city of fremantle, sport, swimming, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on January 15, 2018

 

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Finland’s Youth Swimming Team has been lapping up the sunshine while training at the Fremantle Leisure Centre for their annual summer camp this month.

The group of 13 to 20-year-olds are some of Finland’s top young talent in training for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

Coach Petteri Paatos said Finland experienced only a few hours of sunlight per day at this time of year.

“It’s snowing at the moment and in complete darkness so we are all enjoying the weather here in Fremantle; there is a time when the sun doesn’t rise at all in the winter,” he said.

“We did some training in the Gold Coast and Brisbane last year but we prefer Fremantle.”

The team is in town for four weeks until 21 January and are putting in 28 hours of training per week in preparation for the European youth championships.

The swimmers have been enjoying the sights of Fremantle during their down time while staying at Fremantle Prison Youth Hostel and even took a trip to Penguin Island.

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NEW FREO PORT TO ROTTO PUB SWIM

Posted in fremantle, rottnest island, swimming by freoview on October 10, 2015

There will be competition for the Rottnest Island swim next year when on March 19 the first PORT TO PUB SWIM will be held. Swimmers will leave from Leighton Beach near Bib&Tuckers and arrive at Thompson Bay near the hotel.

Up to 1,200 swimmers can take part in the community race with entry fees of $ 195 per person for teams of four to six people.

There will be two options, a 20km and a 25km swim, so get ready and start training.

Roel Loopers

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Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

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OPEN WATER SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BATHERS BEACH

Posted in championships, fremantle, swimming by freoview on February 12, 2015

I think it is amazingly bad marketing that I had to find out by chance at the Roundhouse today that the 2015 AUSTRALIAN OPEN AND AGE OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS  will being held at Fremantle’s Bathers Beach this weekend.

I have not read or heard anything about it and only because some competitors visited the Roundhouse today while I was on duty, did I find out about this big national sporting event.

Why is this not advertised by the organisors and City of Fremantle better so the Freo community can support the event and watch the 5 and 10 kilometre races?

Races start at 8 and 11 am  and 2 and 2.15 pm on Saturday and on Sunday at 8, 9.30, 11, and 11.15. You can also watch some swimmers giving the Indian Ocean a try tomorrow.

Roel Loopers

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