Five Turtles in Tuggeranong Pool

Report by Catherine Alexander

The five swimmers who made the Turtle Relay come to life. Brenda Day, Pauline Rohan, Catherine Alexander, Maria Castles and Cecelia Kaye.

Five swimmers who regularly swim the Endurance sessions, turned up last Tuesday, 10 February 2015 to complete a 5km Freestyle relay for the Wests Auburn Masters Postal Swim.


Katrina, our Postal Swim Coordinator, admiring our results. We were the first to complete the Wests Auburn Turtle Postal Swim.

With great minds and many stop watches, they clocked each other’s 1km legs and then clocked up the extra minutes to either the 30 min or 1500m Endurance swims. Two results from one swim has to be good. 

The reason these members all chose to do this on a Tuesday morning is that the pool is generally very quiet and calm, lanes are booked, and they have that morning allocated for swimming.


Tuesday morning Endurance Sessions are very calm. Last Tuesday we had the whole 25m north end to ourselves.

The turtle swim participants certainly were not the only endurance swimmers that day.

As this endurance session is never overcrowded, Tuesday AM swimmers can easily get in two or three timed swims.




All set up and ready to record our 5x1000m Turtle Relay.

If you think you would like to explore more avenues of our clubs activities, think about joining us for the Endurance sessions, on Tuesday mornings – 10:30am – 12 noon.

We have fun, enjoy the friendship and improve our fitness!

There are also Endurance sessions on Saturdays 10:30am – 12.30pm.

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