First swim for Narooma winter swimmers | PHOTOS

As is their tradition, the Narooma Numnutz Winter Swimming Club held their first swim of the season on Mother’s Day.

Fifteen swimmers braved the 15 degree air temperature and donned their swim suits to swim from one side of Bar Beach and back again.

The water temperature was 14 degrees and the wind chill 11 degrees.

This is the 11th year the swimmers have been swimming every Sunday morning, rain, hail or shine, between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

Manager and official recorder, Raymond Hirst said that when the swimmers got to the wall at the other side of Bar Beach, it was traditional that ‘Podge’ told them a joke ‘to keep them in the water a bit longer’.

After their swim, Mr Hirst had hot chocolate, coffee and rum to help the swimmers warm up before they retired to the hotel for a hearty breakfast.

This year the Narooma Numnutz were missing one of their original swimmers, Stan Gorton who is now working on Kangaroo Island.

However, Stan was with them in spirit when he and his friend Cody of Mystery Bay braved the icy waters of Kangaroo Island and joined the Narooma winter swimmers in spirit.