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Tim Giovanelli
Manly Beach
Swimmer, Dad to the Shmope, Bishop of Manly ;)
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What a cracking start to the day! We all arrived to a very calm and clear morning down in our little corner of paradise! After some 18 degree + days I've made the transition from wetsuit back into speedos. Dave and Sterling informed me on my arrival that it was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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What a morning - another opportunity to be thankful for the good things in our lives... The Spaniard is thankful that Alice recently said yes to marrying him! I was preaching last Sunday on the benefits of cultivating thankfulness and came across this from a Harvard Medical School report... “With... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Well before I get to the one rule that Sterling broke this morning... gosh it's nice to come down to this! What a way for Storchy to celebrate his birthday at booty camp! This wonderful rose between the thorns is leaving us soon to head back home to Europe. Eva... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Lovely morning down at the swim - calm, clear and still warm! It reminds me that the annual nude solstice swim must be coming up on the shortest day of the year (not the only shortest thing you will see). Last year it was freezing... but temps seem to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Pacific Jules
Who are you? I'd love to chat with you about this.
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Well this seemed to keep most of the Bold and Beautiful in bed this morning. Driving down from Balgowlah Heights and it wasn't looking good on the harbour! But then this... if there was ever going to be one protected spot in all of Sydney to swim... it has to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Cracking morning... what a week... water is still warm enough to wear speedos (not impressed wetsuited Brad...), visibility is off the chops, and nice and flat. All that said, definitely a few less swimmers each morning now that winter is approaching! I ran into Irishman Alex and his lovely lady... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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We start today with a missing A-team member alert. Has anybody seen Jimbob? Since getting a new job at Oxford Falls Grammar School he seems to have forgotten how to get to the swim. If you see him walking aimlessly around Manly, please direct him back to the swim... What... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Alright, put your hand up... who forgot we were starting at Shelley Beach today? Yep, me too. Good to see Management ensuring the nippers surf carnival had plenty of room to get underway by blocking the ramp for any cheeky B&B swimmers. So around to Shelley we go. What stunning... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Pacific Jules
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Bit of rain this morning... kept the crowds away... sorted the diehards from the 'simply keen'... but it actually turned out to be a lovely swim! Check out this rig! Not bad for a 64 year old. I always like to ask Drinky what the condition are like before jumping... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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It looked like another beautiful morning down at the Bold and Beautiful. The exercise crew were stretching as I arrived having got up much earlier than I care for... I met the Spaniard on my way over to the change area. It's cold and jimbly was the report! Lots of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Well stunning morning down at the swim. The water is getting colder but the enthusiasm for a dip stays strong! Well, the rumours are true... the A-team did leave Manly yesterday evening... suited and booted... ...to receive our Order of A-team at the Australia Club. Bottom Right: Sterling Scroll Back... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Things seem to be returning to normal after a wild week at our favourite little patch of sea! 140 of you braved the weed and still slightly turdy water for a swim across the bay. Unfortunately no swimming for me... I already had a bad back and then decided to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Cracking morning at the B&B this morning... dead calm, low tide, slight chill in the air and slowly dropping water temp. Just off the point the sharks were circling... they seem to have made a move from near Shelley Beach to the point. Are they about to leave us? It... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Pacific Jules
The black market prices for those caps make even the most scrupulous members of the A-team a little weak at times To timgiovanelli@hotmail.com
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2016 on what A morning... at Pacific Jules
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I think I am meant to be blogging today... apologies if two blogs all of a sudden turn up! Well, it has been a while since I wrote a blog so I reckon we just focus on one group of the swim... the A-team! Our very shy group can be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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HIJACKED. Yes, that's right readers the Thursday blog has been hijacked by a non-A-teamer. "Alleluia" I hear the chorus sing. In a stunning piece of philanthropic espionage a wily Team Omega rep has control of the keyboard under a certain local cleric's own sign-in. Oh the fun I could have,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Hi everybody and gentle people John; its dead Mate Despite the quality of the marine life nothing stops the DRINKS EXPRESS Blue Bottle Mass Suicide The pensive Spaniard " Should I swim, or should I just have CAF'E" The sand people with Sterling looking serious " STERILELY " he was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Pacific Jules
But where is the A-team, A-team? I want my Thursday blog back...
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What a swim! Bishop here filling in for Simon. It was warm, calm and clear! You got to get down to the swim midweek - just stunning! Here are the troops filing in... The A-team making a rare appearance in the Monday blog. What a wonderful bunch of athletes... This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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The best time to be out and about in Manly is in the morning... especially on a hot day like today. It has that locals feel, lots of people exercising, and our little swim! This morning we even had a helicopter trying to take away the police boat on Queenscliff... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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And finally some hunks... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at Pacific Jules
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Happy New Years everyone! What a big year it has been... no doubt countless new BnB swimmers who have a whole new lease on life, lots of new friendships and I think just a general sense that this is a great way to live your life! So a gazillion swimmers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Pacific Jules
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What a great start to Christmas Eve! 260 of us came down to enjoy this beautiful swim that has become such a special part of our lives. Well done to the 26 newbies and it doesn't get much better than in 20.6 degree warm water! Of course everyone is welcome... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Pacific Jules
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Wasn't expecting this... after yesterdays bluster! Dead calm, warm and clear water. Lovely Lucy passed the 1000km mark this morning. Well done. Not sure I will be wearing that outfit when my time comes... Oh we three Kings of Orient are... Sarah is back off again today to the Far... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2015 at Pacific Jules