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Lead roles for Mullaloo

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Con­grat­u­la­tions and well done to Mul­laloo offi­cials Mark Hills, Sandy Clarke and Jacqui McGre­gor who con­tinue to be appointed to senior car­ni­val roles by Surf Life Sav­ing WA.

Mark Hills was appointed as Emer­gency Sup­port Offi­cer, Sandy Clarke as Car­ni­val Ref­eree and Jacqui McGre­gor as Water Safety/Power Craft Car­ni­val Coor­di­na­tor. These roles are respon­si­ble for the safety of com­peti­tors, the for­mat of the car­ni­val and the coor­di­na­tion of many vol­un­teers.

These appoint­ments have spanned the recent Mas­ters Cham­pi­onships, Coun­try State Cham­pi­onships, Junior State Qual­i­fies, Junior States and last weekend’s Senior States. These mem­bers have acquired skills dur­ing their devel­op­ment path­way which has included being offi­cials, water safety and gen­eral vol­un­teers at Club, State and National com­pe­ti­tions. All mem­bers have these same oppor­tu­ni­ties. Mark, Sandy or Jacqui will be happy to dis­cuss your path­way.

AUSSIES OPPORTUNITIES: There are path­ways avail­able at the upcom­ing Aussies for Area Risk Response Offi­cers in each arena – please con­tact Mark Hills who will be coor­di­nat­ing this.

2018 SLSWA Youth Achiever Award Winner

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Ava BushbyThe Youth Achiever Award is a SLSWA award, given to one youth mem­ber (U14 or U15) from each club in WA.

We had four nom­i­nees this year, com­ing in from var­i­ous dif­fer­ent areas of the club includ­ing surf sports, life sav­ing and gen­eral club areas.

The award cri­te­ria include things such as:

ATTITUDE

  • Striv­ing to achieve to the best of your abil­ity
  • Team Spirit and cama­raderie
  • Self-moti­va­tion
  • Respect for oth­ers
  • Being a pos­i­tive role model for peers and younger mem­bers
  • Hav­ing a pos­i­tive atti­tude to club activ­i­ties

PARTICIPATION

  • Skills devel­op­ment
  • Surf life­sav­ing awards
  • Com­pe­ti­tion
  • Reg­u­lar atten­dance at club activ­i­ties

We con­grat­u­late all of the nom­i­nees – Har­riet Brown, Zara Mar­tin, India-Rose Shep­pard and Ava Bushby – and would like to announce that Ava Bushby is the recip­i­ent of this year’s award.

Ava is a very gen­uine, well man­nered young lady. Her reli­a­bil­ity has seen her pro­moted to Vice Cap­tain of her patrol at just 15. She par­tic­i­pated in R&R (where she also men­tors younger ath­letes), March Past, Pool Res­cue and Beach events and although not as con­fi­dent in her own abil­ity in water events, never hes­i­tates to step up and fill in or help out when needed, espe­cially in team events. She has just com­peted her IRB Crew award and imme­di­ately vol­un­teered for the Abalone patrol in this capac­ity.

Wrap of Surf Sports 10–11 March!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

R&R STATE CHAMPS

Con­grat­u­la­tions to coach Paul Brier­ley and the R&R Team on their State Cham­pi­onships per­for­mance at Sor­rento on Sat­ur­day 10 March – com­ing away with a Gold, a Sil­ver, 4 bronze medals and a whole lot of smiles! A very tech­ni­cally chal­leng­ing event that our Mul­laloo teams were well pre­pared for. Our u15 team also came home with the SLSWA Eric Hof­mas­ter Memo­rial Tro­phy. Full results here

BELT RACING STATE CHAMPS

This cham­pi­onship fol­lowed the R&R State Champs in the after­noon at Sor­rento. Thank you to our Reel men/women who assisted our swim­mers. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Soraya Lee get­ting GOLD in u19 and BRONZE in Open cat­e­gories, Jack Wilson GOLD in u17 male,  Caitlin Knight BRONZE in u17 female and Ben Hil­len came 5th in u17 male.
Mul­laloo came 3rd over­all with the com­bined results of R&R – great effort! Full results here

SURF BOAT SPRINT CHAMPS

Well done to our Surf boat crews in the Surf Boat Sprint Champs at Secret Har­bour. Mul­laloo came 3rd over­all. The pre­dicted big swell was not to be seen, but the short course and occa­sional wave made for some hard and fast rac­ing. Well done to our u19 male crews Stormtroop­ers (Cooper Schulz, Tyler Nuku, Luke Tris­ton, Sean Coven­try, swept by Stu­art Clarke) com­ing 1st and Vikings (Wes Thom­son, Caleb Palan­dri, Con­nor Mar­low, James Col­bourne, swept by Richard Cal­non) 2nd and our u19 female Neptune’s Daugh­ters (Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Anna Greg­son, Elise Dag­nia, Ciera Mad­den, swept by Stu­art Clarke) com­ing 2nd!

SENIOR CARNIVAL ROUND 5

Sun­day had our youth and seniors com­pete in the last of the Senior Series, Round 5 at Trigg Beach. The almost per­fect con­di­tions allowed for some last hit out oppor­tu­ni­ties ahead of the State Cham­pi­onships. It was great to see our u17 females on the skis and form­ing a relay team! View full results here.

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THANK YOU

We would like to thank all the coaches, team man­agers, water safety, offi­cials and par­ent sup­port­ers for their time and effort over this big week­end!

2018 Masters State Champs!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

triple-kWith per­fect weather, not much around the surf zone, but an awe­somely charged Mul­laloo Mas­ters team, the week­ends Mas­ters State Cham­pi­onships at Sor­rento went off!

It was a first time com­pe­ti­tion for sev­eral of our com­peti­tors and bring their game, they did! Team com­bi­na­tions made for some pretty com­pet­i­tive action both in the water and on the sand (we believe Katrina West may have had an expe­ri­enced hand in that)… the triple K effect was also on point. Hats off to the many mas­ters, whose resilience and sheer deter­mi­na­tion got them through the many events through­out the day.

After a day of rac­ing, the wind up was a wel­come treat with Dave Gillam play­ing some rock­ing’ tunes that had our mas­ters at their feet again. The cat is cer­tainly out of the bag after the windup – offi­cially, the boys have brag­ging rights for this year of com­pe­ti­tion! Full results can be viewed here!

Thanks to the team man­agers (did we hear sheep herders…) Richard Orme and Sarah Greg­son ably assisted by Jenny Orme, and Stu­art Clarke in the surf boat sec­tion. Thanks Gary Wood and every­one who assisted in load­ing and unload­ing the trailer. Thanks to our offi­cials Dawn Jones, John Hil­len, Marni Black, Alison Ger­ard and Sandy Clarke. Thanks Wes Gould who was also kept on his toes hand­ing out medals on the fin­ish line.

Check out some of the images cap­tured by Andrew May­berry and Tony Bow­ers at the links below – you can pur­chase them also!

© Andrew May­berry Pho­tog­ra­phy

2018 masters - john hillen

© Tony Bow­ers

 

 

 

What an Elouera weekend of surf boat competition!

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Our West­ern Suns Surf Row­ers Inter­state u19 rep­re­sen­ta­tive team – Vikings and our u19 female crew Neptune’s Daugh­ters put in an out­stand­ing effort for WA and Mul­laloo across an action packed week­end at the 2018 Aus­tralian Surf Row­ers League Inter­state Cham­pi­onship, held in Elouera, NSW.

The week­end saw a fan­tas­tic dis­play of rac­ing, along with plenty of car­nage as the ath­letes tack­led surf that was chal­leng­ing and most unfa­mil­iar. WA fin­ished in 4th place in the Inter­states com­pe­ti­tion.

If a few races on Fri­day morn­ing wasn’t enough for our u19 males, they hit it out again on Sat­ur­day with 3 clean races, huge surf going out and couldn’t buy a wave com­ing home… clearly there were lulls! Our u19 ladies were cer­tainly on a mis­sion also – with 3 races under their belt, they caught some of the biggest waves dubbed at the car­ni­val as the “PARTY WAVES” home to get them into the quar­ter finals on Sun­day. Sun­day was even big­ger and nas­tier than Sat­ur­day, again the girls had a job get­ting out and back in safely, end­ing at top 12 in Aus­tralia! Well done to both crews in their debut on the National cir­cuit!

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our ath­letes, par­ent sup­port, sweeps/coaches and the sheer sports­man­ship and bonds made – that most cer­tainly con­tributed to an event­ful and well raced week­end.

Shout out to North Cottes­loe for all their sup­port and assis­tance on the beach!

VIKINGS
Sweep: Richard Cal­non (great effort Rich – first time in National comp. as sweep also)
Row­ers: Wes Thom­son, Caleb Palan­dri, Jamie Col­bourne, Con­nor Mar­low

NEPTUNE’S DAUGHTERS
Sweep: Stu­art Clarke
Row­ers: Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Elise Dag­nia, Anna Greg­son, Ciera Mad­den

Surf League Wrap-up

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

On Sun­day 4 Feb­ru­ary, the 3rd and last Surf League com­pe­ti­tion was run at Sor­rento Beach. The Surf League is a new com­pe­ti­tion for­mat intro­duced by SLSWA cov­er­ing 3 car­ni­vals held in Decem­ber, Jan­u­ary and Feb­ru­ary. The for­mat of the Surf League is for Clubs to provide teams of Male and Female Surf Boat Crews, Water and Beach com­peti­tors up to a max of 20 peo­ple per team. Com­peti­tors then race in a num­ber of team and indi­vid­ual events across Surf­boats, Water and the Beach. Points are awarded for places 1 – 6. There is only one divi­sion of com­pe­ti­tion for all teams who com­pete in an open age group. Some of the high­lights of the com­pe­ti­tion is the live Web­cast of the com­pe­ti­tion and sig­nif­i­cant prizes for win­ning com­peti­tors and Clubs.

Mul­laloo SLSC put together 2 teams (Gold and Blue) for each car­ni­val. We had quite young teams at the moment with only a few open com­peti­tors. This meant we were able to use the car­ni­vals for devel­op­ing ath­letes and surf­boat teams includ­ing U/15, U/17 and U/19 com­peti­tors. Over­all we man­aged to use 5 dif­fer­ent Boat crews and 30 dif­fer­ent beach and water com­peti­tors.

Mul­laloo did extremely well con­sid­er­ing that we had few open com­peti­tors avail­able to com­pete in our team. Some of our major results from the three com­pe­ti­tions included:

1st Swim – Jack Wilson (U/17)

2nd Iron­woman – Soraya Lee (U/19)

3rd Iron­man – Wes Gould (Open – 0nly attended 2 car­ni­vals)

A spe­cial men­tion to Jack Wilson who also made the West­ern Suns Open Elite team to travel to Cronulla and com­pete at the Ocean6 car­ni­val.

Carlo Tenaglia
GM Surf Sports

 

RISE UP Camp Wrap!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Read what Darcey and Jett got up to at this years RISE UP Camp, 8–11 Jan­u­ary!

Board­ing the bus at surf house on Mon­day Jett and I only really knew each other but in a mat­ter of min­utes we had both made great friends with the other 42 peo­ple we were about to spend the next 4 days with. 5 hours later and we had arrived at Pem­ber­ton camp school, we set up our dorms before rac­ing around Pem­ber­ton as we com­pleted our first chal­lenge in our 3 teams.

After that, din­ner, a few hours of ARTC train­ing and a night trek, we headed to bed. 6AM wake up the next morn­ing was hard for some but it was tough luck if it was cause Blair had some “fun” morn­ing fit­ness planned for us. By the end of it I think we climbed up a wall at least 20 times, and some footy goal posts too but we were all pretty stoked with the bush brekky after­wards!

Then we got back into our groups for our first rota­tion. Jett had the Pem­ber­ton chal­lenge, and I had moun­tain biking..and let me tell you now..I DEFINITELY drew the short straw. While Jett was off play­ing with trucks and rope swings, I was get­ting up close and per­sonal with the gravel. It was the last jump of the day before we headed off the proper tracks and it was optional and I obvi­ously did it – and I obvi­ously didn’t do it well. I slipped off the side of it, bounced off the other one, and then rolled down the hill like a Bowl­ing ball. I mean, must of been hilar­i­ous to watch, but the scratches, bruises and later dis­cov­ered dis­lo­cated shoul­der wasn’t too funny. But I got back on, true Darcey style and I did all the other tracks, and mirac­u­lously only stacked it another 5 times! Then we headed to the lake for some team games and some 3 per­son canoe­ing.

A tip for any future rise up participants…when choos­ing the other 2 peo­ple to go in the same canoe as you DO NOT choose boys…you will – guar­an­teed, spend more time cap­siz­ing than any­thing else! Later we fin­ished off our ARTC train­ing and it was a great feel­ing know­ing we only had our assess­ment left. Woooohoooo!!!

Wednes­day, we did the other two rota­tions of activities…and I’m pleased to say Jett had a much bet­ter moun­tain bik­ing expe­ri­ence than me, but I spent my ori­en­teer­ing activ­ity cud­dling baby kan­ga­roos so I won on that one. After the activ­i­ties were done, we all suc­cess­fully passed our ARTC course! And to cel­e­brate we set up a huge slip and slide and every­one, includ­ing the lead­ers had fun being big kids down this mas­sive tarp, and after that we went to the nat­u­ral pool.

I found it amaz­ing how much enter­tain­ment 16 and 17 year olds get from push­ing each other off pon­toons. The big day didn’t stop any­one from danc­ing like lunatics while we played surf-club musi­cal stat­ues all night, and after a few air hockey tour­na­ments, and one last stroll through the bushes with the torches we were all pretty shat­tered and when we woke up at 6…we were all ecsta­tic to hear Tayla was tak­ing morn­ing yoga instead of the dreaded morn­ing fit­ness! Dur­ing this med­i­ta­tion ses­sion I dis­cov­ered that we could all actu­ally be silent for longer than 5 sec­onds! It was a mir­a­cle! After brekky, and a few trea­sure hunts it was time to hop back onto the bus. It was sad say­ing bye to all the new friends we had made, and it’s hard to believe the rela­tion­ships we had built with these peo­ple in just 4 days but it feels as if you have known them for years and know­ing we won’t see major­ity of them until Aussies, or even longer was tough but we couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter group to go to camp with and can’t wait for the rise up reunion in 2019!

Jett and I (I is Darcey, if you hadn’t fig­ured that out yet) just want to say a mas­sive thank you to Mul­laloo, SLSWA, Tayla Tenaglia and all the other camp lead­ers for the oppor­tu­nity and yet another amaz­ing camp!!

Writ­ten by Darcey Brooks

TOAD Camp Wrap!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Read what some of the par­tic­i­pants had to say about their expe­ri­ence, 15–18 Jan­u­ary (pho­tos and video below!).

2018 TOAD Camp, wow! I had no idea what to expect when I signed up, but it turned out to be an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence I’ll never for­get. One of my high­lights of over the four days spent on Rot­tnest was ‘skit night’. All six camp groups had to come up with an orig­i­nal skit to per­form to a panel of judges. I was lucky enough to be cho­sen for the award of Best Actor and received a drink bot­tle signed by three iron per­sons! Another one of my favourite moments was the Great Rotto Race. This con­sisted of your camp group going around var­i­ous loca­tions by fol­low­ing clues and com­plet­ing wacky chal­lenges along the way, some of which included bark­ing into the radios, danc­ing in the street, water­melon Tai Chi and R&R. I also really enjoyed vis­it­ing Lit­tle Salmon Bay and the Basin, where we went snorkelling. There was an abun­dance of sea life and the floor was lit­tered with shells! A trip to Rot­tnest would also not be com­plete with­out a Quokka selfie!

It was very sad to leave as I had made some great friends and had par­tic­i­pated in an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence. I’d like to thank Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club for allow­ing me the oppor­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the 2018 TOAD Camp.  You have allowed me this chance to have an unfor­get­table life expe­ri­ence, learn­ing new skills and forg­ing some new friend­ships.  I am very grate­ful and thank you.

Writ­ten by Jake Bat­tle

On Mon­day morn­ing our par­ents dropped us off at the Fre­mantle North­port Ter­mi­nal, ready for an epic week in Rotto! As Mitchell, Jake, Zara and I (Har­riet) col­lected our shirts and hats we went to find the peo­ple we knew. When we spilt into groups we started to get a bit ner­vous as we knew few to no one in our group. On the ferry every­one joined each other in their clubs which was a kind of com­fort zone. When we arrived in Rotto, the days fol­low­ing were look­ing pretty grim. It was pour­ing with rain and we still had to make it to the bar­racks! After a bite to eat, we trekked for what seemed like hours through the rain until we reached where we would stay for our time on TOAD camp. After wring­ing out our clothes and an attempt to dry off, we set up our dorms. After din­ner we did our first intro­duc­tion to our Radio oper­a­tors course. Every­one was really tired… we even caught some peo­ple falling asleep dur­ing the course! We all slept really well that night.

On day two, we rolled out of bed and into our bathers for morn­ing fit­ness. Although every­one was dread­ing it, it wasn’t too bad and we were glad we got to do it on the beach rather than run! After scoff­ing down our brekky, we headed to the bike hire… Hir­ing 76 bikes for a group of teenagers is no easy task! We had only rid­den a km when not only peo­ples bags were fly­ing off the back of their bikes but they were as well.

After a stop at the light­house and Oliver Hill, we finally got to go snorkel at lit­tle Salmon Bay. The water was crys­tal clear and the sun was right out. This is when we knew that maybe the weather wouldn’t be so bad after all. The water was amaz­ing and we all found it very dif­fi­cult to get out! We then cycled to our next snorkelling spot, stop­ping at the town along the way to grab some lunch. When we arrived at the beach the life­guards on duty talked to us about their roles on the island. Our snorkel was awe­some and even included a bit of cave div­ing! After din­ner and another Radio course we were feel­ing a bit more con­fi­dent for our assess­ment the next day… oh and we got to go to bed with a few new friends!

After morn­ing exer­cise, which con­sisted of a long run swim run, and some brekky, we split into our groups to do team games. One of these con­sisted of what turned into an oobleck fight which resulted in the need for a long shower! We then did our assess­ment and all passed, although I wouldn’t want my life to be relied on from some peo­ples radio call!! We then had a talk from the spon­sors who donated $10,000 towards our camp! After some lunch and a few more activ­i­ties at the beach our teams got together to plan our group skits. Mitch, Zara and Jake all had great suc­cess with Mitch and Zara’s team com­ing run­ner up and Jake win­ning the best indi­vid­ual prize… let’s just say that my team was not! After a bit of pack­ing we went to bed, mine and Zara’s dorm had a bit of a scare when one girl started scream­ing in the mid­dle of the night for no appar­ent rea­son until only in the morn­ing we found out she sleep talks!

On the Last day we packed up and cleaned the dorm. We then headed over to the air­port where the res­cue heli­copter payed us a visit and we got to hear about what their day con­sists of and got to look inside the heli­copter! After some bis­cuits we started our Great Rotto Race – which included us hav­ing to find dif­fer­ent loca­tions using clues and putting our radio skills to the test. At some points, we had to do chal­lenges includ­ing board res­cue posi­tion and water­melon judo in front of the pub­lic!! It was so much fun and pushed us all. After our final lunch in Rot­tnest we unwill­ingly got on the ferry to go back to Perth. After a very bumpy and sea­sick filled ride we pulled into the docks, sad that the week was over but glad to see our fam­ily and excited to see our beds!

This camp has def­i­nitely been a high­light of my hol­i­days. I have built friend­ships that I never oth­er­wise would have had, it has given me so many new skills and has shown me a whole new side to surf club. I found it amaz­ing that on the first day we stuck with the peo­ple that we knew and by the last day we were each in our own groups with peo­ple we had never met until the camp. I had such an amaz­ing time and can’t wait to meet up with every­one later this year!

On behalf of Mitch, Jake, Zara and myself I would just like to say thank you to Mul­laloo SLSC, all the team lead­ers who came and every­one involved in mak­ing this camp as epic as it was!

Writ­ten by Har­riet Brown

The fol­low­ing video was cre­ated by Zara Mar­tin:

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President’s End of Year Wrap!

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Wow, half way through sum­mer life sav­ing sea­son already! Fair to say that it’s been a crack­ing start and promises to be an even big­ger fin­ish in 2018. Here’s just a few recent hap­pen­ings and excit­ing things to come…

It’s Sum­mer – really?! Ted Scott Marathon Post­poned

Win­ter returned briefly on the week­end, with one of the most intense low pres­sure sys­tems mak­ing an unsea­sonal visit to dis­rupt all man­ner of things – from Christ­mas car­ols to our Club’s Ted Scott Marathon. As always, our event man­agers and water safety coor­di­na­tors took a ‘safety first’ approach. We will have to see if the cal­en­dar allows for a ‘delayed’ Ted Scott Marathon in the early new year or we may have to wait until next sum­mer to hold this chal­leng­ing event.

Swell Café

Yes, it’s almost here!! The own­ers of the Swell Café, Olivier and Cassie, have been work­ing day and night to get it open and are very close to com­ple­tion. We are so excited about the ‘immi­nent arrival’ since the Swell Café will be our Club’s major com­mer­cial part­ner and its suc­cess will greatly enhance our suc­cess. More details about an offi­cial open­ing date and your oppor­tu­nity to cel­e­brate and sup­port the Swell Café will be released soon.

New Club Patron – Mayor Hon Albert Jacob

We are proud to con­firm that City of Joon­dalup Mayor, Hon Albert Jacob has accepted the offer to be our Club Patron. We wel­come Albert’s intent to strengthen the rela­tion­ship that exists between the City of Joon­dalup and our Club.

Cul­tural Sur­vey

The last item to be deliv­ered for Project Pre­pare is the Cul­tural Sur­vey. We had an over­whelm­ing reac­tion to the sur­vey – thank you to the 173 mem­bers who responded. The wealth of data and com­ments are now being prop­erly analysed and will be dis­cussed by the Board of Direc­tors in Jan­u­ary to form a com­mu­nique to mem­bers about the insights and a plan of action.

Fes­tive Sea­son Wishes

On behalf of the Board of Direc­tors and man­age­ment of our Club, we wish all mem­bers and their loved ones a safe and enjoy­able fes­tive sea­son. See you on the beach in the new year.

Yours in life sav­ing,
Stu­art

Merry Christmas

 

Jason Nominated for World Award!

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Mul­laloo mem­ber Jason Snell has been nom­i­nated for the World Open Water Swim­ming Association’s Per­for­mance of the Year Award. His ‘Peak to Pond’ achieve­ment made him only the eighth per­son in his­tory to climb Mount Ever­est then swim the Eng­lish Chan­nel – doing so within the short­est ever time of 16 months.

The award is deter­mined by num­ber of votes, so Jason would love to have your sup­port at World Open Water Swim­ming Asso­ci­a­tion (WOWSA) you will need to reg­is­ter (free) with World Open Water Swim­ming Asso­ci­a­tion then select WOWSA – Per­for­mance of the Year, select Jason Snell to vote.

Jason Snell com­pleted one of the most unique endurance ath­letes in the world. Quiet and unas­sum­ing, the British moun­taineer and chan­nel swim­mer from Perth in West­ern Aus­tralia became the eighth per­son in his­tory to com­plete the Peak and Pond Chal­lenge – a com­bi­na­tion of sum­mit­ing Mount Ever­est and cross­ing the Eng­lish Chan­nel. At the age of 51, he not only achieved the elu­sive Peak and Pond, but also com­pleted it in the short­est time period ever: 16 months from climb­ing Mount Ever­est to walk­ing up on the shore­line of France after a 16 hour 30 min­ute cross­ing of the Eng­lish Chan­nel. The two sports are not phys­i­cally com­ple­men­tary, but they both require an extremely tough mind­set and demand a high level of com­mit­ment.  For his flaw­less strat­egy in sum­mit­ing the high­est moun­tain in the world and swim­ming across the world’s most renowned chan­nel, for real­iz­ing his dream to become one of history’s very few ath­letes to achieve Peak and Pond, for main­tain­ing his health, strength and dreams as a 51-year-old, Jason Snell’s Peak and Pond Chal­lenge is a wor­thy nom­i­nee for the 2017 World Open Water Swim­ming Per­for­mance of the Year. – WOWSA