Trinity BPS Meet – 23 June 2012

Meet report by Caroline Makin

Three Vikings … Two Vikings … One Viking!

Three Vikings, Caroline MakinDavid Bale and Roger Deitrich entered the Trinity BPS Meet on Saturday 23 June 2012, which is held at a private school in the inner west of Sydney.

However, it turned out that there was only one lonely Viking on the pool deck that day!

Unfortunately, Roger had to pull out of the event the night before due to family committments, which left the Viking duo of David and Caroline ready to gain some more BPS points for the club.

Caroline headed to the pool ready for the 10am warm up and finished her warm up and was getting ready to swim in event 1B, but there was still no sign of David.  David was also meant to be summing in event 1B!  A text message from Caroline to David received no response, so Caroline was left wondering where her Viking companion was …. for the whole meet!

The Trinity pool is an old 25m pool with a sloping deep end and springboards and diving towers entwined amongst the starting blocks.  Quite an unusual set up for Australia, although more familiar for Caroline, the Brit, as this was a common set up in pools in the 1980s in the UK!

Caroline Makin achieved 39 from a possible 40 points, finishing in 2nd place in her age group with good solid swims in 200m Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley, 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle.

David Bale achieved ZERO points, due to being under the impression that the meet was on the Sunday and not the Saturday, so whilst Caroline was swimming her events, David was in the car driving up to Sydney!  Next time, remember to check the day the meet is on!! 😉

Full results are available.

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