MSNSW’s second Grape Escape weekend on 19 & 20 May 2018 was a great success.
First in everyone’s mind was the opportunity to get coached by our crack roving coaching team of Anne Smyth, Caroline Makin, Paul Bailey and Di Coxon- Ellis. With over 30 eager swimmers in the water, including some very welcome local non-masters swimmers, the coaches managed to cover all four strokes, with drills and instruction on technique.
The mini-meet on Sunday morning was fast, efficient and lots of fun, with a full complement of volunteer officials on deck as well. For some the highlight was the 10- person relay, with Manly suiting up gamely against all comers. Valiant, yes.
This was a get-away weekend. Lunch, wine tastings and dinner were important to many swimmers while others just enjoyed being in the country with all the fresh appeal that late autumn offers.
Thanks everyone for coming along and making it fun. Keep your eyes peeled for the next MSNSW grape escape weekend to . . . who knows where?
Post and picture used with permission of author Sue Wiles (Pheonix Blue Mountains Club)