Wett Ones BPS Meet — 28 May 2011

Meet report by Philippa Rickard

The Wett Ones BPS Meet held at the Sydney University Aquatics Centre on 28 May 2011 was another successful NSW meet for the Vikings!  The Wett Ones were as ever great hosts, with food offered for officials and swimmers throughout the event, and the camaraderie amongst the Vikings gang of David Bale, Kristen Leydon, Caroline Makin and Philippa Rickard was on top form.

The excitement started with David’s 400m Individual Medley which was a great result and a new club record which put us all in good spirits for the rest of the meet! This was followed up with all the girls in the 50m Freestyle swimming well and it was great to get a 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the same event!

Well done to Kristen for swimming  both the 100m & 200m Butterfly — great effort and setting new club records in both events — she even managed to laugh at us cheering her on at the end of the lane, whilst swimming the 200m Butterfly!

Caroline swam a good PB in the 50m Freestyle, a cracking first ever attempt at a 100m Breaststroke (very close to the ten years standing club record) plus a solid 200m Backstroke.

Congratulations to Caroline’s sister, Philippa, who claimed three new club records on her debut meet for the Vikings.  It was fantastic to see her on a par with the guys racing in her heat in the 50m Butterfly! That exceptional quick swim, plus speedy 50m & 100m Freestyles, made it an excellent first outing for this newcomer!

The 'Rickard' Sisters ready for the off in the Relay

The team of four also entered the 4x50m Freestyle Mixed Relay event although not eligible for points, so just for the fun of it!

The Vikings Relay Team at Wett Ones on 28 May 2011

The chirpy swimmers finished off the day in style with a fabulous curry and a few well deserved drinks down Oxford Street in Sydney – dancing until 3am!  SWIM HARD, PLAY HARD!!

Vikings team out on the town after Wett Ones Meet, 28 May 2011

Individual results were as follows:

David Bale

400m IM – 2nd  – 6:51.79 – 9 points  (Club Record)
100m FR – 1st – 1:11.64 – 10 points
50m BU – 8th  – 38.77  – 6 points

Kristen Leydon

50m FR – 3rd – 39:77 – 8 points
100m BU – 1st – 2:08.68 – 10 points (Club Record)
200m BU – 1st – 4:50.19 – 10 points (Club Record)

Caroline Makin

50m FR – 2nd – 33.24 – 9 points
100m BR – 1st – 1:39.63 – 10 points
200m BA – 1st – 3:14.98 – 10 points

Philippa Rickard

50m FR – 1st  – 30.45 – 10 points (Club Record)
100m FR – 1st1:08.37  – 10 points Club Record)
50m BU – 1st – 32.25  – 10 points Club Record)

A total of 112 points for the Vikings!

Full results are available.

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