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MSNSW State Long Distance SC Championships – 08 Sep 19

Report by Club Captain – Katrina Burgess Over the weekend of 7/8 Sep 2019, seven women and one brave man made the trip to Sydney to represent the mighty Vikings at Masters Swimming NSW’s State Long Distance SC Championships. As usual, they were also accompanied by long term ‘Viking partner’ and regular volunteer, Pete S. The event was hosted at Knox Grammar School’s aquatic centre at Wahroonga, Sydney.

Sunday was a hugely successful day for the strong Vikings contingent, with the team finishing third place overall (behind the hosts, Warringah, and Blacktown) and third place for average points per swimmer (behind Blue Mountains and Merrylands).

Ann Reid set the day in motion by competing in and completing the 1500m Butterfly – winning her category! Another highlight was watching four Vikings lining up together in the 800m freestyle. All you could hear was “Go Vikings” when Atsuko, Caz, Anne S, and Richard were lined up side-by-side on the blocks. Fabulous to see the Vikings swim caps so prominent in their heat, and fabulous to see all four finishing in the top half of the results. Notably, as well as great individual results, Richard, Atsuko, Kylie, Katrina and Donna all achieved new club records.

Full event results are available on the Masters Swimming NSW website.

Annual General Meeting 2019

Post by Hon Secretary – Annette Byron

Our Annual General Meeting will take place at 6:30pm on Monday, 30 September 2019 at Town Centre Vikings Club Tuggeranong.

Please see Minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting, and the Agenda for the 2019 AGM.

As always, attendees are very welcome to dine afterwards at the club!

Tuggeranong Challenge 2019 – CANCELLED

Announcement from Club President, Greg Gourley

Disappointinly, a decision has had to made to CANCEL our scheduled Tuggeranong Challenge 2019 meet, planned for 21 September 2019!

The reason for the cancellation is a lack of entries. We received a disappointing response from ACT and regional clubs. The number of entries received was insufficient to ensure an appropriately lively, enjoyable and competitive event. It would not have been worthwhile for volunteer officials (many of whom would have had to travel to Canberra for the event) to offer their time.

Entrants will be contacted shortly so that refunds can occur.

A very big thank you to the Vikings members who had already expended considerable effort in preparation and organising, and thank you to those from elsewhere who were prepared to put their hands up.

Hopefully, we’ll be back – bigger and better – next year!