Joseph (Joe) McGarity is a founding member of the Austinmer Otters. He was born in 1936, and moved to Austinmer with his family in 1939. Joe had previously been involved in winter swimming with a Wollongong club, and in 1962 began discussions about forming a winter swimming club in Austinmer with some surf club friends. The Austinmer Otters commenced swimming a year later in 1963.
Listen to Joseph’s Interview
Joseph’s Photo Album
Austinmer Otters – Austinmer Beach – Austinmer Kiosk – Bruce Smith – Mrs Wrench – Billies – Devonshire Teas – Day Trips – South Coast Winter Swimming Group – Men’s Swimming
Joseph’s interview can be downloaded here.
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