ACT Interclub 2015 Meet 1 – 15 March 2015

Report by Leisa Cass, Club President

Sunday, 15 March 2015 saw a beautiful early autumn Canberra day entice a total of 49 swimmers to the Tuggeranong Lakeside Leisure Centre for the first ACT Interclub Meet of 2015.

The main rivalry saw 17 Molonglo Waterdragons up against a strong contingent of 30 mighty Vikings, along with the lone brave adventuress Joan from Ginninderra, and Annie from Picton, who thought she’d pop down to Canberra for the afternoon.

With the option of four swims across distances ranging from 25m to 200m in all strokes, there was an event for everyone. Or maybe it was the offer of tea and cake break in the middle that brought them out . . .

With the meet underway, there was some great racing across all the events, with the later heats of each event providing some impressively quick times. There was quite a bit of talk around the pool deck about PB’s and it’s hard to pick some stand-outs. Newbie Dan Guthrie was quick, Gillian Sharp showed that she’s been quietly building up some speed, and Jane Waddleton braved the blocks, and despite losing her goggles in her first race, backed up and did it all again to prove that she could, swimming 50m breaststoke in less than 50 seconds.

The relays were hectic as always and in the end the as there was no direct age group competition between the clubs, each team won their respective relay, thereby receiving the maximum 20 points.

Thanks to all those who came along to help set up, run the meet and compete, and pack up afterwards. Without your support these events just wouldn’t happen.

Full results are available and overall club point scores were as follows:

Women – Team Scores  
1 Tuggeranong Vikings 745
2 Molonglo Water Dragons 253
3 Picton 40
4 Ginninderra 28
Men – Team Scores  
1 Tuggeranong Vikings 407
2 Molonglo WaterDragons 396
Combined Team Scores  
1 Tuggernong Vikings 1192
2 Molonglo Water Dragons 649
3 Picton 40
4 Ginninderra 28


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