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ACT Interclub Meet – Sun 04 Nov 18

On the afternoon of Sunday 4 November 18, 14 Tuggeranong Vikings, 18 Molonglo Water Dragons, seven Ginninderra Swim Club swimmers and two Sapphire Coast Stingrays participated in a short-course swim meet hosted at the Gunghalin Leisure Centre by our friends from the Water Dragons. In the spirit of helping out the locals, plenty of assistance was provided by many Viking members.

As always, it was a relaxed and friendly afternoon, giving ACT swimmers a chance to race locally. Tuggeranong was well represented by Tom Boyce, Annette Britten, Andrew Brown, Maria Castles, Nick Dando, Nick Grinter, Kris Kennedy, Kylie Lane, Kristen Leydon, Nina Maguire, Caz Makin, Anne Smyth, Elise Stewart and Jane Waddleton.

Thank you to those team members who came along to help: Greg Gourley, Denise Druitt, Bill Eversham, Katrina Burgess, Leisa Cass and Annette Byron. A special mention to Pete Sharman who was on the computers helping (again!), even though Ann wasn’t even swimming! A great community and team effort!

Everyone swam well with good solid swims and fast times all-round. A special mention to Andrew and Nina who competed for the first time in their adult lives! We finished the day with relays swum with great team spirit! Go Vikings!

Full meet results, with times, can be found here.

Anne Smyth

Head Coach

Tuggeranong Masters ACT

Results – Bunbury Winter Postal Swim

As many club members know, one of the ways to get a ‘competitive’ swim under your belt without the hassles of travelling is to sign up for one of the numerous ‘Postal Swims‘ hosted by various Masters clubs around Australia (details of the full calendar here). For those that aren’t regular endurance swimmers, these swims are a great motivation to improve your fitness and skills. As well as hosting our own Tuggeranong Trifecta, Tuggeranong Vikings swimmers have been enthusiastic participants in a range of Postal Swims for years.

With the recent completion of this year’s Bunbury Stingers’ Winter Postal Swim, we have, this time, seen particularly strong participation and results from a significant number of Vikings. An outstanding total of 15 Vikings clocked up (at least) the required 3 x 400m swims, with Denise Druitt taking out the Most Improved Female award! Great work, Denise – congratulations!

Tuggeranong BPS Meet – Sat 15 Sep 18

Round 11 of the MSNSW Branch Pointscore (BPS) series was hosted at Lakeside Leisure Centre, Tuggeranong by Tuggeranong Vikings on Saturday 15 September 2018. The pre-event (and post-event) efforts put in by our usual team of stalwart volunteers (including some who were helping to plan the show from a hospital bed, or while holidaying overseas) well and truly paid off, with a great field of over 90 swimmers arriving from Sydney, Wagga Wagga, the Hunter and the Illawarra! Fantastic work by our volunteers, and a fantastic turn-out of swimmers!


The spring-time sun streaming onto the pool deck at the northern end of the complex meant we had a fabulous environment for a day’s swimming, and with all Vikings officials now re-accredited and fully up to speed, thanks to Ann Reid, the meet ran like clockwork, with the schedule of events only broken up by numerous diversions to and from the overflowing catering tables, and by the well-received raffles. A big thank you to the numerous club members who donated raffle prizes, as well as to our local business supporters (including Woolworths at Tuggeranong and Conder, Bunnings Warehouse, CrossFit, Samantha Young Photography, AquaShop, Limelight Cinemas, the Vikings Group and our hosts at the Lakeside Leisure Centre). Not too sure what the YMCA staff thought about all those raffle winners clutching their bottles of wine!


As always, the day was wrapped up with relaxed post-event dinner and drinks at Tuggeranong Vikings Town Centre Club, proving again that there’s much more to Masters Swimming than just swimming!



 Full event results can be found here.