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August, 2010:

ACT Interclub Duel Meet — 25 July 2010

Swimmer TrophyThe second ACT Interclub Duel Meet with Molonglo Water Dragons took place on Sunday 25 July at Tuggeranong Lakeside Leisure Centre. The program of events included 200m Choice, 100 Individual Medley, 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Freestyle and a men’s and a women’s 4×25 Freestyle Relay.

Vikings had a total of 16 competitors swimming on the day and the competition between the two clubs was in the good spirit of competition and camaraderie that has become the signature of these meets.  These meets are good fun and are swum in a great spirit.  They would not take place without the solid input of our regular officials and family members who step in and help provide the essential backbone of a successful swim meet.  Full Results are now available to download.

A good number of competitors and family members went on to dinner afterwards at the Tuggeranong Town Centre Vikings Club.

NSW Championship Relay Meet — 18 July 2010

A small team of fourteen Vikings swimmers had a very successful day at the NSW Relay Meet at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Sunday 18 July.

Our fourteen member team comprised Annette Britten, Brenda Day, Jeanette Droop, Liliana Gilroy, Cecelia Kaye, Atsuko McGowan, Caroline Makin, Liz Needham, Ann Reid, Anne Smyth, David Bale, Jeff Day, Greg Gourley and Ian Hampton.

Swimmer TrophyThe meet was won by Warringah club with 802 points, out of a total of 24 competing clubs. The Tuggeranong AUSSI-Vikings Club came 10th with 218 points … not far behind Ryde (276 points) and just behind Wett Ones (228 points)… a really GOOD result for a small team!

The fourteen Vikings swimmers put in consistently strong, solid swims and there were a number of highlights during the day, including the following:

WinnerIn the 160+ age group, valiant Vikings David Bale, Anne Smyth, Jeanette Droop and Greg Gourley secured 1st in the Mixed 4 x 200m Freestyle event in a time of 11:09.25, which is now a provisional national and NSW state record.

Anne Smyth being presented with National Record Certificate

WinnerBoth Vikings Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle teams finished in 1st place in their respective age groups. In the 160+ age group Atsuko McGowan, Lily Gilroy, Annette Britten and Anne Smyth finished in a time of 5:11.91, whilst the 200+ team of Ann Reid, Brenda Day, Caroline Makin and Jeanette Droop came home in 5:29.07.

WinnerIn the 160+ age group in the Mixed 4 x 100m Medley event, the team of Atsuko McGowan, Ian Hampton, Annette Britten and Greg Gourley set a provisional NSW state record in a time of 5:46.29.

WinnerFirst time competitor, Jeff Day put in four very good swims; in particular a stirring finish – holding on for 4th place as the Freestyle anchor man for the 200+ age group in the Men’s 4 x 50m Medley in a time of 35.84 seconds.

There was plenty to cheer about during the day and, as always, great camaraderie by everyone involved including families and partners.

Tuggeranong Trifecta Postal Swim – July 2010

Postal Swim

July 2010 brought our very own Tuggeranong Trifecta which consisted of three distances — 400m, 800m and 1500m — and required a different stroke to be swum for each one. You can download the Tuggeranong Trifecta Postal Swim 2010 Flyer from the postal swims page on the club website. Certificates were presented to all participants at our club AGM. Full results for this postal meet are available on the Masters Swimming website at https://assets.clubsonline.com.au/assets/console/document/