2022 Powercor Pier to Pub Swim and Powercor Mountain to Surf Run converting to virtual due to the developing COVID-19 situation.
The township of Lorne and volunteer lifesavers are already feeling the many impacts of Covid. Lorne SLSC’s focus is on the safety of the community, members, visitors and holiday makers and as a result the 2022 Powercor Pier to Pub Swim and Powercor Mountain to Surf Run will be virtual events.
Race Director, John Takac:
With our focus on health and safety and the potential impact on our community, competitors and volunteers, we have arrived at this difficult decision out of an abundance of caution.
Our event has a proud history of volunteerism and community support. With case numbers across our volunteers rising in line with the broader community, we feel we will not be able to properly support the event to maintain safe conditions for all.
Like many other parts of Australia and the world we are seeing an increase in cases in Lorne at the moment and this is having a significant impact on the local health system, traders and the wider community.
Powercor’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Joanne Pafumi:
“It’s a tough decision but an appropriate one to put health and safety first. We saw last year this great event can happen virtually and so encourage all entrants to stay involved.”
Lorne SLSC appreciates the support of our many sponsors, competitors, volunteers, suppliers and supporters who we know will understand this decision.
Organisers will not be making further comment at this stage as work through the impacts.
We have converted all entries to be virtual entries.
You have until the 31st of January to complete your virtual swim. Details of how to complete your swim and record your time will be covered in an email from our event partner Multisport Australia.
All of the virtual entries will count towards future sharkbait medals.
You can see your virtual entry result here
We aim to process all refunds promptly within the next two weeks. As per our entry conditions. Please bear with us as the refund process is somewhat manual.
We will be mailing out t-shirts to all participants unless you wanted a refund. We aim to have all of the t-shirts mailed by the end of January
We will be sending out sharkbait medals for both the 2021 event and the 2022 event We aim to have all of the medals mailed by the end of February
We would like to thank the support of our fantastic sponsors in 2021/22: