Report by Anne Smyth, Head Coach
A large contingent from our club made their way to Sydney to compete in the NSW Relay Championships at SOPAC on 19 July 2015. Our team of 19 competed in 23 relays over the day of racing in the 25m diving pool. For a few, this was a new experience and everyone enjoyed an action-packed meet. Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT came 7th out of a 14 clubs, a great result considering the distance we have to travel to attend the meet.
The State Relay Meet is the essence of what Masters Swimming stands for: fun, friendship and fitness. We warmed up the night before with some pre-race carb-loading at the pub and a nice feed at the Thai noodle house!
Denise Druitt, Al Byrne and Otto Benda competed in the Relay Meet for the first time and all remarked that they would be back next year. It was great to see Kristen Leydon in the water again after a long absence.
Many clubs had a number of first time competitors and it really is a fun friendly meet with all sorts of swimmers ranging from ex-Olympian, Shane Gould, to new starters. It doesn’t matter — everyone just gets in and has a go!
Well done to all our team members: Ann Reid, Anne Smyth, Caroline Makin, Denise Druitt, Donna Campbell, Jeanette Droop, Kristen Leydon, Leisa Cass, Pam Munday, Rachel Harrison-Wyatt, Al Byrne, Andreas Falkenau, David Bale, Greg Gourley, Jon McCrae, Kade Burgess, Otto Benda, Richard Flockart, Roger Dietrich.
So keep the Relay Meet in mind for next year! Come and join in the fun!
Full results are available.