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June 2003

Last Updated: May 04


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 PBs 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 were sure he didnt mean to! Travis and Nicholas continue to carry on the duel of the 6 year olds with nearly identical PBs. Kyle Druery came back to club after a few nights off and swam some great PBs. Its 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 dont 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 50s. 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 PBs 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 PBs 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 PBs. His 5 yr old sister Alexandra also continued her good form with PBs in the Free and Breast. Meagan Cox had a huge 100m IM with a PB time of 1.12.63. Other big IM PBs 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 IMs!).

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 couldnt attend and this was reflected in the pointscore. South Cronulla finished in 4th position on 689 points - only 1 point behind Sans Souci!

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 PBs 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:

  Alex Cox 16/over 50m Breast 33.04  
  Morgan Sara 13 yr 50m Back 34.33  
  Matt Spence 10 yr 50m Back 37.69  
      10 yr 50m Fly 36.12  

Our swimmers won 9 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals. Club results and a detailed list of medal winners are on the notice board.