Swimming club members Adam Eiseman, left, and Michael Hankinson will be hitting the pavement.
Swimming club members Adam Eiseman, left, and Michael Hankinson will be hitting the pavement. Chrissy Harris

Swimmers to pound the pavement

A GROUP of Western Suburbs Swimming Club members are looking to make a splash during the Botanic to Bridge 8km run without touching a drop of water.

Coach Adam Eiseman is leading a pack of senior members, including Michael Hankinson, who said the event was a good way for people taking part to keep fit.

There will be about half a dozen of them pounding the pavement in the run after what began as a bit of banter.

“I think it started as a bit of a joke while we were running for swimming practice over summer,” he said.

“A week later they were still talking about it and I started getting a bit scared then.”

Eiseman, who has been coaching for the past three years, has set himself a target: to not finish last among the group.

“My mission is to beat them,” he laughed.

“If I make it I’ll be happy.

“I have to at least beat one of the boys, otherwise I’ll cop it at training.”

The Botanic to Bridge concept was good for Gladstone, Eiseman said.

“I think it’s a great thing. It gets everybody doing something and is good for the community,” he said.

Eiseman admitted to liking a bet, and could be hitting the lads up for a small wager.

“If I like my chances, I’ll put something on it for sure,” he said yesterday.

“I just have to make certain the odds are better for me.”



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