27th June 2003
Congratulations to Brad Facey who broke the 14 yr 50m Backstroke record tonight.
Happy Birthday to Kate Sharp, Brigitta Schyns and Tim Davison (who all have the same
birthday) and Abby Flecknoe, Brittany King and Hannah Primmer who celebrated their birthdays recently.
Kate Sharp had a great evening with PB’s in the 200 and 50 Free and 50 Back. John
Eggins joins the growing ranks of swimmers who have gone under the 30sec for 50m
Free. Liam Garland has qualified to go up to 50m Fly but we’re sure he
didn’t mean to! Travis and Nicholas continue to carry on the duel of the 6
year olds with nearly identical PB’s. Kyle Druery came back to club after a
few nights off and swam some great PB’s. It’s nice to see Lauren back in the
water and not just a spectator on the sidelines.
Good luck to our Metro qualifiers – Jack Cullen, Matt Spence, Liam Garland, Sean
McFarlane-Bentley, Lauren Smith, Barbara Efremova, Andrew Kennedy, Sherrie Eadie,
Alex Cox, Meagan Cox, Morgan Sara and Alyssa Quealy.
Australian Secondary Schools Championships – Hobart
Sherrie Eadie competed at these Championships
in the 17/over MD events. Sherrie won an amazing 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze
in her individual events as well as a relay Silver medal. Every swim was a PB!
In recognition of this outstanding achievement Sherrie was named Female Swimmer
of the Meet.
Sherrie is a quiet achiever who rarely gets the
acknowledgement she deserves for her swimming, as she is so often at meets the
rest of us only dream of getting to.
Congratulations from all your team mates and their
parents Sherrie. You are the most successful swimmer our club has ever had and
we are all very proud of you!
13th June 2003
Record attempts were the order of the day and it was great seeing swimmers put their
hand up to have a go. Ben Hunter, Morgan Sara and Brittany King all came VERY
close to claiming the records they sought – but not close enough!
Congratulations to Matt Spence who broke the 10 yr Backstroke record and to
Sherrie Eadie who broke her own 16 yr Butterfly record.
Congratulations to those swimmers who were accepted into the Development Squad. We understand
that they again had many more applications than they had places for so please
don’t be too discouraged if you missed out. Hopefully you will be successful next year!
8th June 2003 – Kiama Swim Meet
It was decided that some of our swimmers would attend this meet primarily because
it offered the strokes in 100m as well as 50’s. A weekend away seemed like a good idea and we had enough swimmers to field a relay team.
Saturday afternoon was spent in Kiama eating fish and chips and with peaceful calm seas
which ensured there was no chance of the infamous Blowhole working! This was followed by a game of putt-putt golf with only minor injuries and a
“healthy” pizza dinner. That evening a wind blew up across Lake Illawarra that shook our accommodation to its’ very foundations but we awoke to a
tranquil, calm morning. If only we could have had time to enjoy the view and the pelicans but it was action stations for the drive back down to Kiama.
It was a very successful afternoon for our team of 5 swimmers (Matt, Andrew,
Justin, Ryan and Rebecca). 5 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals were won as well as a silver medal in the 10/u relay. Ryan Kishawi swam 3 PB’s on the day.
Following the meet our team did some serious shopping at a surf shop down the road and
then onto the Blowhole which was putting on a show.
Thank you to the Kiama club for a well run meet. The swimmers had a lovely day and
enjoyed their trip out of the city.
6th June 2003
Another quiet night courtesy of the long weekend, but still a lot of action in the pool.
Congratulations to John Eggins and Brigitta Schyns who both set new Breaststroke records on the night. Dylan Gray, Hannah Goman, John Eggins, Rebecca Kennedy and
Andrew Kennedy each swam 3 PB’s on the night with John nearly getting under the 30 for his 50m Free. William Budd, who has been out of the pool for several
weeks following an operation on his leg, had a great night and swam IM and Free PB’s. His 5 yr old sister Alexandra also
continued her good form with PB’s in the Free and Breast. Meagan Cox had a huge 100m IM with a PB time of 1.12.63. Other big IM PB’s were swum by
Nicholas Garland, Abby Flecknoe, Rachel Mulhane and Erin, Lauren, Cassie and Travis Jemmeson (yes all 4 siblings were on a roll with their IM’s!).
It was nice to see Lauren Smith poolside. Lauren tore ligaments in her ankle during
a game of netball last week and is working hard to overcome her injury. Thank you for coming down to visit and for always being so great with the little ones.
Good luck to all our swimmers attending meets at Peakhurst and Kiama this weekend.
Winter District Report 1.6.03
Congratulations to everyone who attended this meet. The results are in and it is an interesting read!
We had a few swimmers, especially in the older age groups,
who couldn’t attend and this was reflected in the pointscore. South Cronulla
finished in 4th position on 689 points - only 1 point behind Sans
Our official PB rate was 35%. Most of our swimmers were entered on manual club times
and electronic timing generally gives you times which are not as fast so, in our opinion, a PB under these circumstances is a major PB.
A special mention goes to Brittany King who scored a 100% PB rate and to Chris Brennan and John Eggins who both swam 4 PB’s each.
Brigitta Schyns took a huge 5 seconds off her 100m Breast.
Meagan Cox scored the most points for our club (81), followed by Matt Spence (64) and
Alex Cox (48).
3 swimmers set new Winter District Short Course records:
||16/over 50m Breast
||13 yr 50m Back
||10 yr 50m Back
||10 yr 50m Fly
Our swimmers won 9 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze
medals. Club results and a detailed list of medal winners are on the notice