An incredible foursome of women from the Claremont Masters Swimming Club – Elena Nesci, Nicola Corsbie, Lauren Thomas and Sally Bell took on the challenge of the Rottnest Channel Swim this year. Amongst stingers, swells, seasickness and other competitors they achieved amazing results in both the race and their fundraising for cancer research, raising over $10,000!
Congratulations to the Man Eaters and a huge thank you to you and all your supporters for your outstanding contribution to cancer research!
Check out their review of their experience:
“We came. We swam. We conquered!
Team Man Eaters completed the 2012 Rottnest Channel Swim on Saturday 25th February in a time of 5 hr 33 min to win the Fastest Overall Female Team (of 56 teams) which was an unexpected but very welcome result. It meant we collected prize money of $1,000 which we have donated straight to our fundraising for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
It was an awesome day with better than expected conditions and a terrific atmosphere.
With our outstanding boat crew, Brad and Wayne, and team motivator and paddler extraordinaire Neddie, we made the perfect crossing in a great time full of fun and a respectable amount of adrenalin.
A very big thank you to all our wonderful supporters who have helped raise over $10,000 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. This is over double our original target and we are all extremely proud to be able to pass this money on to the ACRF.
Our swim was dedicated to all our family and friends who are no longer with us, having lost their battle to cancer, and to those closest to us who are currently fighting the devastating effects of this insidious disease. We toasted all of you on the island and hope that our efforts will go somewhere to assisting the ACRF to fund breakthrough research that could one day make a difference in the battle to beat cancer.”