Barrett to steer jetty swim ship

Busselton Dunsborough Times

Since completing her last Busselton Jetty Swim in 2013, swimmer Sue Barrett has continued to support the event as a registration volunteer.

This year Mrs Barrett is stepping things up a notch, taking on the role of volunteer co-ordinator of the Sunday, February 11 swim.

She will take over the reins from event founder and former co-ordinator Leanne Ford, who has organised the volunteers for the past 22 years.

Working as a part-time funeral director in a Busselton-based family business, Mrs Barrett said she had always admired the people behind such successful local events.

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“I’ve always had a desire to be more involved with the amazing people who run the Busselton Jetty Swim — 2018 has turned out to be the year where I step up from registration volunteer to continuing the great work Leanne Ford has done since the event was founded,” she said.

About 160 volunteers are expected to take on roles to ensure the jetty swim’s success.

Mrs Barrett said volunteering was a great way to meet new people and encouraged community members to lend a hand at the event.

“There are many different roles that volunteers can undertake so there is something to suit everyone,” she said.

To register as a volunteer, visit registernow.com.au.

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