ACT Interclub Duel Meet – 20 March 2011

Meet report from Ian Hampton

The 1st ACT Interclub Duel Meet for 2011 was held at Queanbeyan Pool (Outdoor 50m LC) on 20 March 2011.

This was another excellent meet — thanks to Molonglo Club, especially Gary and Audrey Stutsel for organising and both clubs who turned up in strength.  There was a good spirit of friendly competition all afternoon especially during the relays, despite the cold weather and some rain!

Looking through the results, the following stands out:

Nice 200m Breaststroke swims by Tania Arnold 3:20.09 and Pam Munday 3:44.49.

A solid 200m Butterfly from David Bale in 3:31.49s — good “warm-up” for his swim in the same event at the NSW Long Course Championships.

A solid 200m IM by Annette Britten in3:24.99 — once again a good warm-up for competing in the same event at the NSW Long Course Champs.

A lonely 200m Freestyle swim by Caroline Makin in 2:53.49, swimming in a heat all on her own in the centre lane of what must have felt like a very large 50m pool.

The most competitive event was the men’s 35-39 50m Freestyle won by Luke McGowan in 31.16s with David Bale and Terence Ingram only 1.16 and 1.77s behind respectively.

The most contested event was the women’s 50-54 100m freestyle won by Liz Needham in 1:23.51s from Kathryn Elliott and Beverley Turner from Molonglo, with Gillian Laughton coming in 4th.

Bragging rights from the relay swims goes to the Vikings mens’ 160+ team (Luke McGowan, Terence Ingram, Ian Hampton and David Bale) who turned in a sharp-ish 2:14.68s ahead of the Molonglo mens 240+ team in 2:23.55s, only just ahead of the Vikings womens 120+ team (Atsuko McGowan, Kristen Leydon, Caroline Makin and Annette Britten) in 2:23.88s.  Special mention to Jane Lindsay who stepped into the breach at the last minute to complete the Vikings womens 240+ team of Brenda Day, Pauline Rohan, Jane and Pam Munday who swam a credible 3:34.63s.

Overall points score was Vikings 430 points and Molonglo 387 points. Round 1 win goes to the Vikings!

Full results are available.

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