Do the Dog-Leg: do NOT skip Buoy 5.

This is important.  Please note and share.  The six safety buoys have been laid out specifically to encourage swimmers to follow a route which keeps us safe.  This means you should NOT swim directly from Buoy 4 at the Dutchman rocks to Buoy 6 at Bunnyconnellan.  To do that means you are out in an area where marine traffic can be passing at speed.  They may not expect to meet swimmers out there.  

A lap of the six buoys is 1,350m.  This includes a dog-leg from buoy 4 to 5 to 6.  This was planned.  It’s for your safety.  For every lap – do the dog-leg.  Touch Buoy 5.  If you don’t, you’re taking a risk.  Here’s a map from one swimmer – she did the dog-leg.

There is a Mariner’s Notice in place for Myrtleville Bay and within the buoys.   Our job as swimmers is to stay within the buoyed area.  Do the dog-leg.  Seriously. Swim Safe.

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