Swim cancellation couldn't stop Georgia's charity effort
NOTHING was going to stop butterflier Georgia Quinn from swimming more two kilometres in support of charity.
When the Byron Bay Ocean Swim classic was cancelled early yesterday Ms Quinn wasted no time and immediately transferred her swim to Shaws Bay at Ballina.
The 21-year-old university student's determination ensured that almost $17,000 was raised for cancer research.
Ms Quinn, the daughter of local swimming instructor Francis Quinn, said Shaws Bay had provided an ideal venue for her swim with an estimated 150 supporters, many wearing fluorescent yellow T-shirts, turning out to watch.
Up to a dozen others supporters took to the water, some swimming alongside Ms Quinn during her butterfly marathon while others opted for canoes and stand-up paddleboards.
Ms Quinn said the money raised will go to cancer research after family friend and Ballina butcher Troy Daley was diagnosed with the Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL).
"I want the money to go to research into this disease and to help find out why some people get this disease," she said.