Local Icon Rob Anderson, long time member of Bellingen Diggers Swimming Club (aka The Bellingen Bats).
Thanks to Cath Macaulay for capturing the essence of this local icon.
“Our club caters for all abilities and provides a social and fun atmosphere. It doesn’t matter if you are 18 or 80 anyone is welcome to swim with us. As swimming is based on a handicap system you only have to swim against your own time. This means the starts of each event are staggered with the slowest swimmers starting first and the fastest swimmers starting last. This system is designed to have all swimmers potentially finishing at the same time making for some very exciting finishes”.