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Some of the Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim crew: from left: AquaDoc, Souperman, Winemaker, Belly, Lucky, Doorman, Rutcho, Sir Reginald Feutril The Third, Chipper, Jeffro, and Migaloo. Photo Jeff ‘That’s My Real Name Too’ Dawson.

One of Byron Shire’s biggest yearly events – The Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim – have announced the beneficiaries of their 2024 fundraising efforts. 

The swim’s two events are held on the first Sunday in May, and attract novice and professional swimmers, young and old alike.

Co-organiser Phil Jarvis told The Echo, ‘Last Sunday, we gave away $34,000 to local charities at our presentation day, raised from this year’s swim’.

‘Beneficiaries included the Byron Surf Club, Byron and Brunswick Marine Rescue, Suffolk Rural Fire Service, Byron Ambulance, Byron Herb Nursery, Dragons Abreast, Westpac Helicopter, Byron Youth Services, St. John’s First Aid, Night and Day Prostate Cancer Groups, Byron Sports Foundation and Byron Scouts. 

‘Thanks to our sponsors and supporters – start training for next year’s swim!’

For more info on the Winter Whales Ocean Swim visit: byronbayoceanswim.com.au.


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