Meet report by David Bale
The second ACT Interclub Duel Meet for 2011 was held on 19 June 2011 with a fantastic participation rate particularly by our club with 28 Tuggeranong, nine Molonglo and five unattached participants. Congratulations on a such a great response.
There were some fantastic results, and with so many Tuggeranong competitors it is difficult to narrow down the highlights. It was particularly great to see some of our newer members competing – and even better that most of them were men! Well done to the following newcomers …
There was some great rivalry between the clubs, as well as internally. Steve Young was narrowly beaten by David Bale in the 50m Freestyles with only 0.16 between them. Philippa Rickard and Nick Dando also had a close race in the 50m Butterfly with only 0.5 separating the speedsters, with both hitting the wall in under 33 seconds.
The Molonglo Water Dragons all swam well but particular mention must be made of Gary Stutsel who punched out a quick 33.64 for 50m Freestyle at age 72 – truly inspirational.
The meet was finished off with some competitive relays. Molonglo was only able to offer one team who performed admirably. Tuggeranong provided four teams – Mens and Womens 200+ as well as a Mens 120+ and Womens 160+ teams.
Well done and thanks to all competitors. We are looking forward to the next opportunity to race again locally. Please remeber that the NSW Short Course Championships are being held at CISAC pool on 22 & 23 October 2011 – we hope to see as many Tuggeranong competitors as possible at this event!