Nimbin’s Australia Day celebrations include the popular carnival at the village’s public pool. Pictured in the lead-up to the event in 2014 are Nimbin women Pauline Ahern (left) and Sue Edmonds getting ready for the floating marathon, which is part of the programme again this year.
Nimbin’s Australia Day celebrations include the popular carnival at the village’s public pool. Pictured in the lead-up to the event in 2014 are Nimbin women Pauline Ahern (left) and Sue Edmonds getting ready for the floating marathon, which is part of the programme again this year. Patrick Gorbunovs

Nimbin splashes out on its Australia Day celebrations

COME rain, hail or shine, Nimbin's public swimming pool will play host to an action-packed day of friendly races, synchronised swimming and a fashion show as part of the village's Australia Day celebrations.

The event is managed by the Friends of Nimbin Pool committee as a fundraiser and community bonding occasion, co-organiser Pauline Ahern said.

In just a few short years the event has cemented its place in Nimbin's social calendar.

Even though it was all about people having fun, the medals on offer throughout the day had become keenly sought after, Ms Ahern added.

A drawcard of the event is the synchronised swimming, which this year has as many as four teams - each with four to eight members - looking likely starters.

Other featured events included the floating marathon, walking backwards races, plastic duck herding and a three-legged race.

Another highlight will be the display of pool-side outfits in the fashion parade.

Funds raised from the Australia Day event go towards helping with general maintenance and improvements to the pool, which, normally, is free for swimmers to use.

However, entry to today's big event costs $10.



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