“Vikings skin all Sydney clubs (but one)!”
Report by Ian Hampton
Ryde are a generous club … the trophy they award for their annual Ryde Masters BPS Meet goes to the best scoring visitors club, and although the meet was attended by all the major Sydney Clubs – Blacktown City, Manly, North Sydney, Sandbern/Aquadot, Seaside Pirates and Warringah; on Saturday, 1 September 2012 our 12 Viking team scored a total of 366 points and finished 3rd overall and 2nd in the trophy competition behind (only) Warringah represented by 23 swimmers who scored 569 points. Perhaps even better, we were the top club in the Average Club Points scoring 30.5 points per swimmer.
Ryde club further showed their generosity by billeting a number of our swimmers and inviting those of us who stayed overnight in Sydney to a nice wind up dinner at the Vespa Restaurant, Gladesville.
RYDE WOULD LOVE IT FOR US TO KNOCK WARRINGAH OFF THEIR PERCH (THEY HAVE TAKEN HOME THE TROPHY TOO MANY TIMES). WE SHOULD REALLY TARGET THIS MEET NEXT YEAR AND DOUBLE OUR ENTRY…. WE KNOW WELL THAT 24 VIKINGS CAN BEAT JUST ABOUT ANY CLUB!
All 12 Vikings swam well (maybe it was our fabulous new caps?!), and first timer Marianne Tweedie was outstanding coming 3rd in the Women’s 25-29 age group.
OUR INDIVIDUAL RESULTS ARE LISTED BELOW …
David Bale – 200m IM in 3:04.01 for 2ndplace, 100m IM in 1:22.55 for 1st place, 50m Freestyle in 31.49 for 1st place. 2nd in 35-39 age group.
Thomas Boyce – 200m IM in 3:10.37 for 1st place, 100m Butterfly in 1:28.39 for 1st place, 50m Breaststroke in 45.44 for 2nd place. Equal 1st in 4-way tie in 50-54 age group.
Annette Britten – 50m Backstroke in 43.87 for 5th place, 100m Freestyle in 1:22.63 for 2nd place, 50m Breaststroke in 45.91 for 2nd place.
Roger Dietrich – 100m Breaststroke in 1:52.35 for 3rd place, 50m Breaststroke in 51.72 for 4th place, 5m Freestyle in 39.13 for 3rd place (and behind Kristen in their heat :-)).
Richard Flockart – 50m Butterfly in 34.97 for 3rd place, 100m Butterfly in 1:24.85 for 1st place, 50m Freestyle in 34.29 for 5th place.
Greg Gourley – 200m IM in 3:02.10 for 3rd place, 50m Butterfly in 37.93 for 4th place, 50m Backstroke in 41.02 for 1st place.
Ian Hampton – 50m Butterfly in 40.49 for 2nd place, 100m Breaststroke in 1:36.44 for 1st place, 50m Freestyle in 35.48 for 5th place.
Cecelia Kaye – 50m Backstroke in 48.67 for 1st place, 100m Backstroke in 1:45.82 for 1st place, 50m Breaststroke in 50.23 for 1st place. 1st in 60-64 age group.
Kristen Leydon – 50m Butterfly in 49.29 for 3rd place, 50m Backstroke in 47.60 for 6th place, 50m Freestyle in 38.25 for a PB and 4th place.
Caroline Makin – 200m IM in 3:03.07 for 1st place (outstanding), 100m Backstroke in 1:26.53 for 1st place, 50m Freestyle in 33.63 for 3rd place. Equal 3rd place in 40-44 age group.
Anne Smyth – 200m IM in 3:03.03 for 1st place (bloody excellent), 50m Backstroke in 42.66 for 2nd place, 100m Butterfly in 1:27.76 for 1st place. Equal 1st in 50-54 age group in a 3-way tie.
Marianne Tweedie – 50m Backstroke in 40.60 for 2nd place, 100m IM in 1:26.45 for 1st place, 50m Freestyle in 33.01 for 2nd place. Third place overall in 25-29 age group.
WE ENTERED THREE MEDLEY RELAY TEAMS WHO SWAM CONSISTENTLY FOR TWO 2ND PLACES AND A 3RD:
- Our Women’s 120+ team of Kristen, Annette, Caroline and Marianne came 2nd in 2:44.06;
- Our Men’s 200+ team Greg, Thomas, Richard and David came 2nd in 2:32.13; and
- Our Mixed 200+ team of Anne, Cecelia, Ian and Roger came 3rd in 2:55.56.
Full results are available.