It may have been early, but it was for a good cause and, as a bonus, there was a beautiful sunrise to enjoy.
One hundred and twenty-seven swimmers gathered at Camp Kitchen on July 7 for a 7 a.m. start at the Sunrise Swim for Healthcare. Registration fees and pledges amounting to more than $4,000 were gathered for the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
“It’s a great local cause for us to be here for today,” said TriMuskoka president, Jon Morton.
The annual event is hosted by the local triathlon club and gives athletes from near and far a casual opportunity to preview part of the swim course for the Ironman 70.3 Muskoka swim, which was held on Sunday, July 8. Swimmers exiting the water said that at 75°F (about 24ºC) it was almost too warm for wet suits.
The OPP and volunteer spotters were out on the water to ensure the swimmers stayed safe. And when the swimmers returned to Camp Kitchen, volunteers noted the number each had been assigned so they would know that everyone was out of the water.
Following their swim, athletes could enjoy a beverage at the NyDock swim-up coffee bar or breakfast back on shore courtesy of Bullock’s Independent, Farmer’s Daughter, Henrietta’s Pine Bakery and Tim Hortons.
Everyone who registered for the swim was entered in a draw for an Axiom speaker.
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