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Frigid Digits celebrates 40 years

The Frigid Digits Swimming Club celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016 with another successful competitive season.

In April, the group voted to change its name from the Hardy's Bay Frigid Digits to the Killcare Frigid Digits in recognition of the number of members who live in Killcare.

The club boasts of many foundation members still swimming at its meetings every Sunday.

Four members competed at the Australian Winter Swimming Championships in Newcastle in September.

Mr Bob Cochrane won a well-deserved bronze medal in the 80 to 84 years 50 metre freestyle championship.

The club's over 70s men's relay team of Ron Malcolm, Bob Cochrane, Dave Stevenson and Norm Little swam well but just missed out qualifying for the final.

Ron Malcolm and Norm Little qualified for the final of the 70 to 74 year men's freestyle.

A team of six travelled to Coogee during the year for the annual four way swim with South Maroubra, Coogee and Bulli.

Greg Bourne and Bob Cochrane were awarded life membership at the club's 2016 presentation day.

Geoff Brown was voted clubman of the year and Brent Malcolm won club champion.

The Frigid Digits made donations to both the Asthma Foundation and the Killy Cares local charity.

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