Meet report by Philippa Rickard
Philippa Rickard and Caroline Makin started their journey to the Seaside Pirates BPS Meet at SOPAC in Sydney on a beautiful warm sunny day on 18 September 2011.
It was “Barry Barina’s” (Philippa’s car) first big trip to the city and he got them there in plenty of time for the warm up!
The meet was very well organised and was in the main 50m pool with the boom making the racing distance a nice 25m short course, with full electronic timing.
Philippa swam the 200m Freestyle where she won her heat and age group in 2:28.28 and setting a new club record.
Caroline had a great swim in the 100m Freestyle where she knocked just under 1.5 seconds off her PB set only a few months earlier, holding a great pace all the way, catching the male swimmer in the next lane on the last length and finishing in 1:12.63 — great swim Caz!
Both sisters swam the 25m Freestyle, securing 1st and 3rd placings with two solid swims.
The pair brought home a total of 51 points back to Canberra for the club.
Full results are available.