Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

{Triple Treat} {Thrice Is Very Nice }

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

{Triple Treat} {Thrice Is Very Nice }

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Byline: Greg White

QUEENSLAND'S Michael Sheil carved out a private slice of history in yesterday's Novotel Pacific Bay Resort Ocean Swims carnival at Coffs Harbour Jetty.

After completing a hat-trick of wins in the charity swim, it was announced Sheil had become the first swimmer to take out all three divisions in the one year.

He won the 600m short course title in 7min 23sec before winning the 2000m event in 25min 30sec.

Remarkably, visiting Bondi lifesaver Jake Nolan was runner-up in both the major divisions.

Sheil said he was pool racing in 1500m events before making the switch to open water.

"I've just been down to Melbourne for the national open water titles and didn't do well at all," he revealed. "This was my first race since and to win it was great.

In the 600m race, Nolan's time was 7min 45sec while he registered 27min 37sec in the long course event. Third placegetters were Cameron Lohs (600m) and Tjade Groot (200m). …

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