St Kilda Lifesaving Club celebrates 100 years

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Last month, Australian Olympic legend, Michael Klim, worked up a sweat at the St Kilda Lifesaving Club to celebrate the Club’s 100th anniversary and to promote a new event on the calendar, the St Kilda Mile Ocean Swim.

Klim, now a keen ocean swimmer, took part in a circuit training session with a local personal training group before leading club members in a training swim on St Kilda Beach.

“Port Phillip is where I started my swimming career so I’m really excited to be part of a new event here at St Kilda” added Klim

The St Kilda Mile, scheduled for Saturday December 13, is an opportunity for the club to partner with a new major event and continue growth well into the future after the new facility has been established.

“We can’t wait for the inaugural St Kilda Mile and hope to be involved with many more events such as this over the next 100 years” said St Kilda Lifesaving Club President, Jeanette Lambert.

The St Kilda Mile will offer a range of distances which Icon Events Director, John Guise, says are already proving popular.

“Entries for the main event, One Mile (1.6km), are picking up every week – it’s an achievable distance for any ability so we expect it to be popular” said Guise and added

“There is a strong Ironman triathlon community here in Melbourne so the 3.8km distance swim is a well-timed hit out for those in training for Ironman Melbourne in early 2015”

The St Kilda Mile also includes a free 300m event for kids and a relay where teams of three can compete against leading athletes and celebrities, including Event Ambassador Michael Klim.

For more information on the event visit or follow on Facebook at or Twitter @StKildaMile

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