Happy 4th Birthday To The Bold and The Beautiful!

I’m so thrilled to report that I swam with the Bold and The Beautiful Swim Group at Manly at 7am this morning for the very first time.

And even better, it was the group’s 4th birthday. 270 of us swam from Manly SLSC to Shelly Beach and then all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ and then swam back.

And the morning was perfect; blue skies, sunny, beautiful clear water, lots of fish and some stingrays waving hello as we swam by. Gorgeous.

Myself and some friends from the Can Too Swim team all joined in. Thanks to Sam Follows for letting me use this photo.

Have you read much about The Bold and The Beautiful? Or even seen the group swimming every day at Manly at 7am in their pink swim caps.

There’s a fantastic post on the group’s blog today, I do recommend reading the whole post and looking at the photos.

Here’s just a wee extract about the start of the swim group.

Honestly, if I wasn’t home alone tonight with wee Minnie the Minx and her friend who’s sleeping over, I’d pop down again tomorrow.

Thanks to Julie Isbill and all of the Bold And The Beautiful members for allowing me to use images from their blog.

My Can Too pals and I hope to swim with the B and B weekly until we do the Big Swim at Palm Beach on 27th January.  After that, school term commences but I guess I could swim at the weekends.

There is something FANTASTIC about swimming in the sea with other people. It’s cameraderie, and it’s safety in numbers.

Now I know why fish swim in schools!


A big Happy Birthday to The Bold And The Beautiful, it was fantastic to put on the pink cap and join in. And we’re hoping to be back one day next week.

Here’s to ocean swimming and to people pulling together and looking after each other – out at sea and on land too.

Now seriously, check out the Bold and the Beautiful blog post here!

Have you had a dip in the ocean today?



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Posted on: December 27, 2012


  • Reply December 27, 2012


    Now a member not a virgin of the Bold & The Beautiful Swimmers..Congrats! Unsure if my niece Clair Simpson swam today this is her “addiction” oceans, swimming & Sth Curly Pool! D x

    • Reply December 27, 2012


      Good on your neice. I’m quite smitten by ocean swimming and yes, am now a member of the B & B and have the pink cap to prove it. Very best wishes for 2013 when it comes, dear Denyse.

  • Reply December 27, 2012

    Sam Follows

    Lovely post Seana, let’s go again next week! x

    • Reply December 27, 2012


      Yes, and I must try to remember my waterproof camcorder this time. I’ve missed so many opportunities and I long to take photos of us out at sea.

  • Reply December 29, 2012


    That’s fantastic, Seana!!! What an awesome group of women!
    I swam Bondi’s Oceanwater 1 km swim several years back and while it was an exhilarating experience, I wish I had done it with a group. (Hubby did it with me, but he’s an experienced swimmer and he was just kinda “following” me. He did the 3 km race afterwards too).
    I’m going for that dip in the ocean tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Reply December 30, 2012


      One day when twins are bigger lets do some swimming together – that would be a treat. I’d love to swim right across Bondi beach one day… one day!

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