The 'Washing Machines'!Location - Mostly Freyberg beach, Oriental Bay, Wellington:Frequency of Swims - Everyday.Number in Group - 89 swimmers currently in the WhatsApp Group.Usual Number of Swimmers - Most days couple groups in morning, sometimes one early evening. Usually 8-12 each group. Usually minimum of 10 having Kawhe in Lola Stays Cafe.Level of Swimmers - Range from Ex Olympian/ retired SLSers/pool swimmers/confident recreation swimmers.Minimum Swimming Ability - Prob confident 200m freestyle open water.Cost to join - Free! Buy your own Kawhe.Ethos of Group - Keep fit/Good Company/Friendships/Kawhe/ Good Kirihimete Dooo.People can join in by - Turning up Freyberg Beach 6.50am for a 7ish swim weekdays. 7.20 for a 7.30ish swim Sat & Sunhttps://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/300345988/the-secret-life-of-sea-swimmers
Members of the ocean swim group the Washing Machines, who meet every day all year round to swim in the sea, take to the waters of Oriental Bay on Friday morning.