Thank you to
all the parents who manned a stop watch for the first time or did
jobs they don't normally do so that club could run smoothly tonight.
Christmas parties have taken a lot of manpower away from pool deck
so it was really great to see how well the night went.
to John Eggins who set a new 100m Free record tonight.
Marena Terupo carried on her great run with huge PB's in her 25m
Breast and 100m IM. Logan Weir is also having a great run and
swam 3 PB's tonight.
next Friday night is the night where we will be voting on the
proposed changes to our club.
Aquadot meet 13-14th November 2004
This was the
first outdoor meet of the summer for many of our swimmers.
Congratulations to our medal winners, Matilda, Andrew and
Matt. Rebecca Kennedy achieved her first State time in the
9yr 100m Breast and Matt achieved a Metro time in Freestyle.
and Conor Davis and Jedd Felice (at his first swim
meet) attended this carnival. Congratulations to 6 yr old Daniel
on winning several medals and setting a new age record in the 6
yr old 25m Breaststroke.
a bronze medal in the 7 yr old 25m Free which is a great achievement
at your first meet.
Last club night
(which went without a report due to preparations for District) saw
quite a few of our younger swimmers qualify to go up to the 50m
Free. Congratulations to Ross Hickman, Logan Weir and Aroi
Terupo on this achievement.
This week these
same swimmers competed very well over the 50m distance. Logan
Weir had a great night and swam a huge PB in his I00m I.M as did
Daniel Davis, Travis Jemmeson and Katelyn Kishawi.
Lauren and Cassie Jemmeson also did big Pb's over the
longer 200m I.M distance tonight.
Kennedy set a new 11 yr old record in the 100m I.M tonight.
Sutherland District Championships - 6th November 2004
attended these Championships. For some swimmers it was their first
time at the Olympic Pool, and for some it was the first time they
had swum a 50m long course race. Our club was very lucky to be
represented by such an enthusiastic group of swimmers and we are
sure that your efforts on the day resulted in our club having a
healthy pointscore at the end of the day.
to our 2 District Age Champions. Matilda Garling took out the
8 yrs Female Championship whilst Andrew Kennedy won the male
11 years title.
Once again, our
relay teams were one of our main strengths. Every swimmer was
involved in at least one relay on the day with most swimmers
involved in multiple relays. Spare a thought for Matilda Garling
who swam 3 relays in a row at the end of the day. This is a huge
effort for an 8 yr old, especially her last event where she swam in
the 12/u relay. Thank you also to 10 yr old Zac Fowler who
swam back to back relays in the 14/u and 12/u relays. Thank you also
to Blake Bethell who swam the morning with a shoulder injury
as he didn't want to let the relay teams down - a very inspiring
highlights included our 12/u Boys winning a in a hard fought Medley
relay over the strong SLC Aquadot team with our "B" team taking out
3rd place! Our littlest swimmers won their mixed 8/u relay as we
hoped they would. Our older girls once again won the prestigious
Open Womens' title.
highlights included Meagan Cox's Gold in the Open 50m Fly and
Alex Cox winning the Open 100m Breast with no training as he
has been doing his HSC. Justin Riley was the Butterflier of
the day and he swam this stroke superbly in 3 separate Medley relay
winners on the day included Sam and Zac Fowler, Ryan Kishawi
and Jack Cullen. A full report will be included in the
A big thank you
to our entire team. We hope you had a fun day.
Club Night 29th Oct 2004
Welcome to our
new members. We hope you are enjoying your Friday nights and have a
great summer season with us. A special mention to Marena and
Aroi Terapu who have already put their hands up to swim in
the relays for us at Summer District Championships next week.
Welcome back also to Holly Dubois. It was lovely to see you
again, as your warm reception from all the girls showed.
It is also very
encouraging to see nearly full heats of the 12.5m races again. It is
wonderful to have newcomers like 5 yr old Curtley Duncan and
Renee Druery up on the blocks.
set a new 13yr old 100m Freestyle record tonight. Lucy Ford, Adam
Verrender, Matilda Garling, Hannah Goman and Rachel Mulhane all
took at least 5 seconds off their 100m I.M PB's. Kuepper Weir
took 3 seconds off his 50m Breaststroke PB. Sam Fowler
lowered his Freestyle PB again!!!, nearly going under the 38 second
mark. Andrew Kennedy has a stranglehold on the 12yr/u 200m IM
trophy with a time currently 15 seconds faster than his nearest
To all our
families who will be attending the District Championships, please
remember that our club will be asked to timekeep a lane at this
meet. Everyone is asked to give an hour of their time so that this
duty can be more evenly shared. Thankyou.
Cumberland Meet - 24th Oct 2004
Bethell, Matt Spence, Andrew and Rebecca Kennedy, Barbara
Efremova, and Daniel Davis and Conor Davis
attended this meet.
It is always
interesting when we attend our first L/C meets of the season but our
swimmers had some promising results. Andrew won a gold and a
silver medal while Matt and Blake achieved their first
Metro qualifying times of the season. 6 yr old Daniel
Davis swam 100% PB's on the day and had some excellent results
in what were 7/u events.
Once again, the
highlights of the meet for us were the relays. Our team of Blake,
Barbara, Matt and Andrew won bronze in both the 12/u Free
and Medley relays. This was a great effort against some mighty
clubs, so congratulations team!
Distance Meet - 23rd Oct 2004
Now this is not
considered one of our specialties but
Blake Bethell and
Andrew Kennedy decided to have a hit out and, to their delight,
came away with 2nd and 3rd place in the 12/u 400m Free. This was the
first 400m swim for Andrew and a major PB for Blake. Great results
22nd Oct 2004
Thank you to
all our swimmers who have put in their entries for Summer District.
A big welcome to Marena and Aroi Terupo who will have
only just joined club and have already made themselves available for
the relays. Welcome back to Kristen McAree and to all
our visitors on the night.
had a wonderful night tonight with major PB's in her 50m Free and
Fly. Paul Eggins continued his great form and produced a huge
freestyle PB tonight as did Sam Fowler (again!) The highlight
of the night though, was the huge cheer that 4 yr old Madison
Reynolds received on the completion of her 12.5m Fly. What a
Now that we
have had our first 2 weeks back it is time to get all those PB's
happening and the Pointscore competition can get underway. We should
be able to post our first top 10 in a few more weeks.
Night 15th Oct 2004
Summer Season. We had one of our smoothest registration / club
nights ever. There was some great swimming with Sam Fowler
breaking another 2 records in the 50m Free and the 100m IM. Paul
Eggins made a spectacular return to club with a huge
Breaststroke PB. Marena and Aroi Terapu swam as
visitors on the night and will be a welcome addition to the girls'
competition. Welcome also to our other visitors on the night,
Kelly and Ross Hickman and Renee Druery. We hope
you enjoyed your swimming.
welcome back to Alicia and Sue Rigby
Marlins Meet - 5th Sept 2004
Katelyn Kishawi, Matilda Garling, Sam and Zac Fowler, Justin Riley,
Nicola Brown and Sean McFarlane-Bentley attended this meet.
is one of our newest club members and it was her first meet as a
representative of our club. Nicola swam a Backstroke PB on
the day Matilda, now swimming as an 8 yr old, swam
PB 's in her Free Breast and Backstroke, narrowly missing out
on a Breaststroke medal. Sam and
Zac had a great meet as usual with Zac recording his
second fastest Freestyle time and 7 yr old Sam
swimming a sensational Fly PB, narrowly finishing in 4th place in an
Swim of the day
goes to Justin Riley for his 2nd place and huge PB in the 50m
Fly. Justin also swam a Backstroke PB.
getting some last minute carnival practice before the Pan Hellenic
Games. For Katelyn this was her first meet in a 50m pool
other than school swimming so congratulations Katelyn on your
first 50m swim for us.
McFarlane-Bentley lowered his freestyle PB yet again.
Championship Night No1 - 20th August 2004
What a great
night of swimming! Our PB rate was huge as it always is when you
combine the excitement of swimming for ribbons and age championship
points with the familiarity of swimming in your home pool.
7 club records
were broken on the night with Meagan, Alex, Andrew,
Brigitta and Kate Sharp all achieving new Breaststroke
Primmer had another amazing night with 3 PB's including a
sensational 37.06 in her 50m Free. Rebecca Kennedy also swam
3 huge PB's as did Cassie Blake and Justin Riley.
Club Night -
13th August 2004
to Sean McFarlane-Bentley who lowered the 11yr boys 50m Free
9 yr old Kelly
Primmer had a great evening with 3 huge PB's including 2 seconds
off her 50m Freestyle time.
The first night
of our club championships will be on next week and it is shaping up
to be a great night of racing. Events to be contested this week will
be Free, Breast and IM.
Night will be held on Saturday 21st so please come along and bring
your friends for our major fundraiser.
7- 8 August 2004
We would like
to wish Meagan and Alex Cox many Pb's on the weekend.
Alex is entered into the 5om, 100m and 200m Breaststroke. Meg
is swimming the 50m Fly.
- 1st August 2004
Zac Fowler, Travis and Cassie Jemmeson, Daniel and
Conor Davis, Andrew and Rebecca Kennedy, Justin Riley, Matt
Spence, Matilda Garling, Grace Strawbridge and Rachel Mulhane
represented our club at this meet. Of the 47 individual swims
entered, 20 medals were won! Our club also entered 6 relays. We won
both 11/12 Free and Medley relays and won the 8/u Medley relay with
a silver in the 8/u Free relay. This is an outstanding result for
such a small team and all the above swimmers are to be congratulated
on their great efforts and the support they gave each other today.
of the day included Matilda Garling's debut at her first ever
swim meet. Matilda won Gold in the 7 yr Free, Breast and Back
and won silver in the Fly. She was also part of our Gold and Silver
medal winning 8/u relay teams. Sam Fowler was the other half
of our dynamic 7 yr old duo winning exactly the same medals, in the
same events as Matilda!
Our 11 yr Boys,
Justin, Matt and Andrew took out the top 3 place in
also to Grace Strawbridge who has had some excellent swims
over the past 2 weeks and today broke the 40 sec barrier for the 50m
Free with a 39.44. Conor Davis also continued his run of
Freestyle PB's with another second off his 50m time.
Thank you to
Rachel Mulhane who filled in for us at the last minute as a
relay swimmer. Rachel discovered that she had street directory
reading skills as she directed the way to the meet when they were
running extremely late. Rachel, along with Justin, Andrew
and Matt went on to win Gold in both their 11/12 Medley
and Free relays. This achievement is all the more special because
all 4 swimmers are only 11 years of age.
Thank you to
Phil Heyhoe and Nepean Swim Club for another enjoyable and well run
meet. See you next year!
There were PB's
all over the pool tonight and the following are just a few of our
star swimmers from this week. Major congratulations to Grace
Strawbridge (9)and Jessica Ford (12)who both swam
3 PB's tonight. Kelly Primmer (9) who swam her first sub 40
50m Freestyle tonight. Hannah Buchanan (10)and Hayley
Dewar (10) both also had huge 50m Free PB's and have both now
qualified to go up to the 100m distance. Cassie Jemmeson (10)
swam huge PB's in both her 50m Fly and Backstroke. Backstroke was
the order of the night for the Budd family as Alexandra
(6), James (9) and William (10) all swam PB's tonight.
Conor Davis (8) swam another freestyle PB tonight as did
Kuepper Weir (10).
We would like
to send our best wishes to John Eggins who has sprained his ankle.
We hope you get better quickly.
Good luck to
our swimmers who will be travelling to the Nepean Meet this weekend.
Splash IV -
25th July 2004
Kennedy, Brigitta Schyns and Justin Riley attended this
meet. Andrew continued his amazing Winter season with mega PB's in
the 50m Free, Back and Fly and won the Gold medal in the 50m Breast
(silver in the Free and Back). Brigitta achieved her first State S/C
time with a PB in her 100m Breast. Justin swam a PB in his 100m
Swim Meet - 24th July 2004
Sam Fowler made the trek to Warringah (after their morning
soccer games). It was well worth the trip. 7 yr old Sam won Gold in
the 50m Fly (PB), silver in the 50m Free and Bronze in the 50m
Breast (PB). 9 yr old Zac earned his 4th State time with a PB in the
everyone. We hope you have had a great break and we look forward to
an exciting second half of our Winter season. It was nice to have
Sherrie Eadie swim with us on the eve of her departure for the
Global Games in Sweden. Sherrie has trained really hard for
this meet and we are sure she will swim many PB's.
There were PB's
in the pool tonight as well. Congratulations to 7 year old Sam
Fowler who broke his own 50m Free record tonight with a 39.2.
Kishawi, Sam Fowler and Kaitlyn McCaw all swam 3 PB's
tonight. Brittany Day and Hannah Primmer continued
their run of Freestyle PB's and Kelly Primmer swam PB's in
her Breast and 100m IM. Conor Davis and Kuepper Weir
both swam 50m Free PB's and Grace Strawbridge, Hannah
Primmer and Veronica Charles all swam Breaststroke PB's.
Not to be undone, big sister April Charles, swam a PB in her
Good luck to
our swimmers who will be competing at the Splash IV and Warringah
meets this weekend.
Top 20 (L/C)
A check of the
latest National Rankings (as at 20.6.04) show that we have Alex
Cox (17 yrs) ranked 11th 50m Breast, 12th 100m Breast and 11th
200m Breast. Meagan Cox is ranked 19th for the 50m Fly.
Eadie is the current Australian record holder for the 17 yrs S14
2004 -Metropolitan Championships
We went into
these Championships with great hopes of a medal and some top 10
results. Our swimmers exceeded our expectations with our best result
in many years. Meagan Cox won Gold in the 14-15 yrs 50m Fly.
Sherrie Eadie won Gold in the 50m Free M/D and 50m Fly M/D
and Andrew Kennedy won Bronze in the 11/u 100m Breast. 7 of
our swimmers recorded 100% PB's and our club was the second placed
club in our District and 35th overall. This was a remarkable effort
especially when we were without a coach in attendance (hope those
SMS's kept him awake over there in Europe!) Absent from our team was Matt
Spence (foot injury) and Sean McFarlane-Bentley (pneumonia).
2004 - Club night
It was great to
have club on again with a smooth change over of pool management. As
always it was a quiet night with many people away on holidays and
many of our Metro swimmers electing to not swim tonight. There was
still some great swimming in the pool with 7 year old Sam Fowler
recording a 39.44 in his 50m Free and his brother Zac taking 5 sec
off his 50m Fly. Hannah Primmer, Lachlan Hurst and Cassie Jemmeson
also recorded great Freestyle Pb's.
As most people
are aware, the Cronulla Sports Complex will be under new management
from 1st July. The South Cronulla Penguins Committee warmly welcome
the new lessees and look forward to a happy future.
A team of 14
swimmers will compete at the Metropolitan Championships this
weekend. Good luck to Lucy Ford, Barbara Efremova, Rachel Mulhane,
Brigitta Schyns, Meagan Cox, Sherrie Eadie, Zac Fowler, Andrew
Kennedy, Ryan Kishawi, Sean McFarlane-Bentley, Justin Riley, Matt
Spence, John Eggins and Alex Cox.