Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2021 Cerberus swim.
We look forward to seeing you again next year!

What a Legend!

Dorothy Dickey
Dorothy Dickey

Half Moon Bay Life Saving Club would like to congratulate 91yr old Dorothy Dickey for becoming the oldest entry to complete the Monjon Cerberus 1.2km open water swim held on Saturday 20th February 2021. This was despite leaving her goggles in the car at the finish line and having to borrow a pair at the last minute; enough to throw any seasoned swimmer off their game! 

Dot, as she is known to her friends, defies old age by training four times a week in the pool with the Doncaster Dolphins Masters Swimming Club where she started swimming competitively at the age of 56yrs. Entering her first open water swim almost 30 years ago, in just her bathers before wetsuits were allowed, she has become a seasoned participant in the Great Victorian Swim Series alongside her daughter Janette, a member of the Malvern Marlins Masters Swimming Club.

Despite not being local to Black Rock, Half Moon Bay SLSC thank Dot and Janette for their annual support of the Cerberus Swim held each year in February. Dot was eager to contact us to express her gratitude that the 2021 swim had been able to go ahead as scheduled, with many other events already having been cancelled due to COVID-19. Remarkably, Dot and Janette were thrilled to be able to start the swim in the same 50+ wave. Dot commented that she had particularly enjoyed the easily navigated course and was keen to compliment the attentive paddler who stayed with her for the duration, offering advice when she had some trouble with her breathing, and never failing with his words of encouragement. Keeping it in the family, Dot finished third in the Legends 70+ age category, while daughter Janette, finished first in the Super Veteran 60+ category!

Dot is disappointed not to be able to swim this year at the World Masters Games in Japan but remains determined to keep competing well into her 90’s as her health allows. She attributes her success to the motivation and encouragement she receives from being part of a Masters Swimming Club, whose motto is “Fun, Fitness and Friendship”. We are delighted that Half Moon Bay SLSC has been able to assist Dot add to her list of swimming achievements and hope her success in the open water inspires many other pool swimmers to take part in next year’s event – we’d love to see you on the beach!

Half Moon Bay SLSC hosts a 1.2km and 2.5km open water swim every year in February. We would like to thank everyone who took part in this year’s event and for supporting our Club through these difficult times. As business returns to normal, check out our Supporters Club – we have one of the best views in Melbourne!

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