Classic Mile to go ahead after Harbour swim cancelled

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Tomorrow’s Southern Ocean Classic Mile in Denmark will go ahead after today’s Albany Harbour Swim was cancelled.

Yesterday Albany Surf Life Saving Club, organisers of the 20th Albany Harbour Swim, made the decision to cancel the event due to poor weather.

Strong wind, rain and predicted storms was the reason behind the decision, threatening water safety for both swimmers and volunteers.

The annual Southern Ocean Classic Mile will be held on Sunday morning at Ocean Beach in Denmark. More than 100 swimmers are expected to tackle the 1.6km course, with 60 already registered.

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The swim starts at 10am on Sunday and competitors can register on the day.

“It’s a pretty popular swim, we’ve had close to 200 swimmers before,” organising committee member Nicole Hodgson said.

“A lot register at the last minute and it has attracted some of WA’s best swimmers in the past, so hopefully we can see a couple of guns take part. It’s a Denmark Surf Life Saving Club effort to put this on.

“We also have a small prize in every 5-year age division for male and female.”

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