Campbelltown BPS Meet – 7 August 2011

Meet report by Ian Hampton

Vikings small team of six (David Bale, Brenda Day, Ian Hampton, Caroline Makin, Ann Reid and Philippa Rickard) did just fine at the Campbelltown BPS Meet on Sunday 7 August 2011.

This was a friendly Short Course meet with 146 swimmers; also plenty of nice cakes and a sausage sizzle at the end.  David came first in the 35-39 age group, Philippa was second in a highly competitive 40-44 age group, and Ian Hampton was equal 3rd in the 65-69 age group. Overall Vikings finished seventh on Total Club Points and fifth on Average Club Points/swimmer behind Blacktown, Manly, Novocastrian and Warringah.


400m Freestyle

Four of the team swam the 400m Freestyle with some outstanding swims and results:

  • Ann  Reid — 6:20.92 for first place in age group
  • Philippa Rickard — 5:14.41 for second place in age group
  • Brenda Day — 7:22.50 for fourth place in age group
  • David Bale — 5:44.25 for first place in age group

Fastest 400 free for the day was by Pamela Nix (who is well known to longer standing Vikings)  in the 40-44 age group in 4:47.40 — an outstanding swim and a new NSW State Record.

  • Caroline Makin tackled the 400m event as an Individual Medley  and put in a decent 6:49.50.

Other results

David put in four solid swims for four first places including a good 100m Individual Medley in 1:22.87 and 25m Freestyle in 14.04.

Brenda also showed her style in four swims including first place in her age group 25m Freestyle in 17.46 and a good 100m backstroke in 1:51.15.

Philippa also swam four events with three wins over 25m Backstroke, 25m Butterfly in 14.43 (outstanding time!) and 50m  Backstroke in 37.15.

Caroline put in an Iron Woman day with a total of six swims, including making it to the final of the Dash for Cash (nearest to nominated time) over 50m Freestyle; also scoring three wins and a second placing, and also including a good swim in the 50m Butterfly in 39.96 (knocking 5 seconds off her PB for this event!).

Ann again did four swims finishing with two first places and a second including 100m Individual Medley in 1:43.25.

Ian put in a strong performance in his four swims, claiming two first places and two second places.

Full results are available.

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