Once again Bali Garden Beach Resort is proud to sponsor and provide the venue for the 6th Bali Ocean Swim event at Kuta Beach, which was held on Sunday, 05 July 2015.
The Bali Ocean Swim is a premier fund raising event for the Bali Sports Foundation.  The event raises money for BSF to fund their swimming programs for people with disabilities.  Overall 104 swimmers registered to compete over 3 distances – 1.2K, 5K and the premier event 10k.  The 1.2K had 4 categories – juniors (12-17yrs) Adult (18-35yrs) Masters (36-55 yrs) and Veterans (over 55), the 5K swim has 3 categories (Junior, Adult and Masters) and the 10K event was an open event.  For the first time the Bali Ocean Swim saw 5 swimmers with disabilities – 4 blind and 1 deaf swimmer compete in the 1.2K swim.

This year saw swimmers from Indonesia, Australia, USA, England, Malaysia, Singapore, UK and Japan who competed in excellent conditions under a clear blue sky.  Once again Balawista Lifeguards were responsible for setting the course and providing the support and supervision for the swimmers throughout the event

10Km First outright Jaime Bowler (centre),second outright, Caitlyn James (left)
Barry Beardman Memorial Trophy

For the second year running the first swimmer to finish the 10K swim was a female swimmer Jaime Bowler from Perth, Australia who narrowly beat last years winner Caitlyn James from Perth, Australia, across the finish line.  The first male to finish the 10K event was Rohan John Hollick from Australia

Thank you to all swimmers and see you next year on Sunday July 3rd,2016

As a sponsor and event partner, Bali Garden Beach Resort proudly sponsored the Barry Beardman Memorial Trophy in honor of one of our regular guests who sadly passed away recently. Barry’s wife Sherri, a regular participant of the Bali Ocean Swim, is a lover of sport and great supporter of swimming. Barry was always there to watch and support Sherri in the Bali Ocean Swim.

The Barry Beardman Memorial trophy was awarded to Ngurah, participant who displays the greatest commitment and dedication.