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January 2003

Last Updated: May 04


31st January 2003

Welcome back everyone and what a night it was. As Steve Jemmeson said what was in the pool water tonight? The break from racing seems to have done everyone a lot of good and there were an amazing number of PBs swum tonight. 7 swimmers qualified to go up to the next distance in either Back or Fly among them were our 5 year old dynamic duo Travis and Nicholas. Actually, all the Jemmeson kids swam PBs all over the place tonight which is especially great for Erin who celebrated her 13th birthday today. So Steve, the question is what was in their dinner?

A highlight was 3 year old Renee Druery who wanted to swim like her big brother Kyle. Renee completed the 12.5m Free to the loudest applause ever heard in the place it really stole the show and it was wonderful to see everyone encourage Renee on her way.

The uniform shop was manned by Ross and Leonie Murray who seemed quite busy in the corner. This was previously Sandy Connors role but they have left the city to run a ski lodge in Thredbo. At the moment they are in Jindabyne and Renee and Brienne have already entered a swimming carnival down there! We all wish you the best of luck in your new business venture. The committee have decided that a ski weekend is in order this year more details at a later date!

Entries for the Speedo Sprint series and Engadine carnivals close this weekend. Good luck to everyone competing at Sans Souci.

We especially wish everyone well at their school swimming carnivals and look forward to hearing all about them

9 - 12yrs State - 5th January 2003

Morgan Sara, Matt Spence, Sean McFarlane-Bentley, Andrew Kennedy and Jack Cullen represented our club at this meet. We must have all had the best Christmas and New Year because there wasn't a PB to be seen anywhere! It was still a nice day for us. Lauren Smith and Lauren McFarlane-Bentley came to watch and the girls set up a braiding salon on the sidelines. They also attempted to give Matt a punk hairdo but he was a very unwilling victim.

A special thank you must go to Sean who injured his eyes the day before. Sean knew we had no reserves for our relay team and still came on the day. Sean was the one wearing dark sunglasses. This prompted the "Blues Brothers" photo we took of Tomas and the relay team all wearing sunnies as well. Our relay team finished a close 11th in both the 10/u Free and Medley relays.

Good luck to Meagan, Lauren and Alex at the 13-18 yrs Championships in a few weeks time.

A reminder to everyone that there are many swimming carnivals coming up over the next 2 months. Please refer to the schedule on the notice board. Entries for the Sans Souci Swim Meet will close on 17.1.03.

Happy New Year!     1-1-03

Welcome to 2003. We all look forward to a great year where we will aim to build on our successes of 2002.

Last year was an absolutely fantastic year for our club and we would like to thank our club coaches, Tomas and Garry, for their enthusiasm and support. Last year was one in which we transformed ourselves into a club with a real team effort spirit. We have always had a few swimmers who have been very successful as individuals but this is not always the best situation for those swimmers or for the club as a whole.

Last year we had more swimmers qualify for Metro and State than ever before and, based on the results of our up and coming swimmers, we believe that these numbers will continue to increase. Our great results in relays throughout the past year have shown a greater depth of talent and it is this that gives us confidence in predicting a successful year ahead.

43 Club records were broken during 2002. This is an awesome achievement and augers well for our future.

Good luck to Matt Spence, Andrew Kennedy, Morgan Sara, Meagan Cox, Alex Cox, Lauren Smith, Sean McFarlane-Bentley and Jack Cullen at the State Age Championships in January.

Good luck also to all our swimmers in their school swimming carnivals in the new year. We hope all your training and hard work rewards you with great success. We hope you achieve your swimming goals, whether they be to make your first school swimming final or be a member of your house relay team, or to progress to Zone and beyond.