Friday, March 18, 2011

Circumnavigating Phillip Island: the swim of her life

Phillip Island's Amanda Drennan is set to make local history by circumnavigating Phillip Island, swimming inside a specially constructed shark cage.

This brave young woman won a bronze medal at the Greece Paralympics in 2004 and is embarking on this particular swim to raise money for a 24-hour medical facility on Phillip Island.

A large support team will be on hand, with the most difficult part of the swim being the south coast of the island.

Tides, currents, rocky reefs -- and white pointer sharks -- along the 66 km swim will add challenge. The 4 day swim ends tomorrow at San Remo where Amanda will be greeted by a large and enthusiastic crowd.

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