Interview Snippet: Port Douglas Ocean Swimmers

The Port Douglas Ocean Swimmers are a group of tropical swimmers who can boast about being the most northern group in Queensland.


Date: 20 September 2020
Interview number: 039
Interviewees: Port Douglas Ocean Swimmers (Irene, Jo, Jen and Grant)
Port Douglas SLSC, Port Douglas, Queensland


We met up with the Port Douglas Ocean Swimmers on Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas for an early morning swim around the stinger net buoys (nets not in). The swim and the ocean swimming group is organised by Irene Cats, who also runs Swim Fit For Life in Port Douglas and the surrounding area.

After the swim we got together in the surf club with coffee and we learnt about ocean swimming in the tropics, dealing with the crazy seasons and we heard from swimmers who’ve only just got into the open water – and they had plenty of stories to tell!

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In this snippet from the full podcast interview, Jen explains how the previous night’s rain nearly put an end to her morning ocean swim, and what she now thinks of ocean swimming as very newbie.




The full interview with the Port Douglas Ocean Swimmers will feature on a new podcast episode coming soon…


Group Details

Name: Port Douglas Ocean Swimmers
Location: Port Douglas SLSC, Port Douglas, Queensland
Meeting times: Saturdays @ 9am in front of the patrol hut
Contact: Turn up and ask for the group or contact Irene


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