Lambton Pool hosts retro swimwear commercial

A Sydney-based swimwear company has released an advertisement video for their 2018 summer collection that was shot at Lambton Pool.

Camp Cove Swim is owned and operated by formerSt. Pius X and St Francis Xavier studentKatherine Hampton.

She launched thelabel in 2013 and the company’s firstcollection dropped in October of thatyear.

Joining forces with shoot directorKarl Warwick-Pearson, also of Newcastle, they decided to film at the location after recalling fond memories of growing up in the area.

“As both Karl and myself have lived in the New Lambton area before the location was a familiar one to us both,” Ms Hampton said.

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True champion to carrythe batonThere’s just over 80 days left until the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, but there’s only 22 remaininguntil the Queen’s Baton Relay hits town.

On Saturday, February 3, the relay will pass through the city of Newcastle.

Among those running along Newcastle Foreshore is13-year-old Jye Dinsdale of Caves Beach.

Jye has Asperger syndromeand an auditory processing disorder, but the Hunter School of Performing Arts student is a true champion of the Hunter.

After his father’s best-mate was diagnosed with brain cancer, Jye took it upon himself to organise a charity soccer match at his old school St Patrick’s Primary in Swansea.

On the day,they raised over $600 –butthat wasn’t good enough for young Jye.

So he set about organising a fundraiser last year with the help of Caves Beach Hotelwhere over $22,000 was raised for the Mark Hughes Foundation.

“He’s been sent his uniform [for the relay] and looks at it everyday,” Jye’s father John Dinsdale said. “But he’snot allowed to put it on until the day.”

“He runs at 8.30 in the morning, starting at Customs Housealong the foreshore and down to the Museum.”

“He’s been monitoring it ever since [the relaycommenced];all the countries its been in and it’s now back up on the Gold Coast he tells us.

“He’s even got the map on his bedroom wall of where it goes.”

Jye wasrecently nominated for the Fred Hollows Award and received the runner-up achievement.

Other baton bearers taking part in the Hunter include wheelchair athleteChristie Dawes, swimmer Maddi Elliott, surfer Jade Wheatley andex-Knight Alex McKinnon.