Plucky swimmers sought to make a splash

The More FM Mid-Winter Swim is on again this year. Photo: Supplied.

A brave local is needed to lead the charge at this year’s More FM Mid-Winter Swim.

Cancelled last year because of Covid-19, the popular event is returning at the end of the month.

More FM presenter Georgia Watt says they are on the look out for local legends to lead the swim.

“We are once again looking for a local legend to lead the Mid-Winter Swim.

“Fire and Emergency Blenheim Rural Crew will be there with their fire truck to hose you down afterwards (thanks to Brancott Estate for warming it up for us).

“For extra safety a crew of Rarangi Surf Lifesavers will be there and Picton School will be running their fundraising BBQ so bring some coins for a hot sausage and a drink.”

Marlburians brave the cold at the More FM Mid-Winter Swim in 2019. File photo.
Marlburians brave the cold at the More FM Mid-Winter Swim in 2019. File photo.

The event is free and everyone that registers is in to win a spot prize provided by local businesses.

“The major prize is kindly donated by Cuddon Engineering. We have a bunch of other spot prizes up for grabs, thanks to wonderful local businesses.

“Fancy dress is encouraged, but please, no wetsuits,” Georgia says.

The swim will take place on Sunday 27 June on the foreshore in Picton, with the swim at 1pm.

To nominate a lead swimmer, text LEAD to 559.