Championships Report 26th June 2005
Andrew Kennedy, Matt
Spence, Justin Riley, Brigitta Schyns, and Sherrie and Michael Eadie
represented our club at these Championships.
Andrew and Matt
had a great meet and swam 100% PB's. As both these swimmers are
12 yrs old it was always going to be difficult for their results to
translate into points on the board however they were both well
ranked amongst the 12 yr olds in their events. Justin swam a
good swim in his Fly and was not far off his PB. It was a great swim
when you consider that he has not trained all month! Brigitta
came into this meet carrying a back injury and we really appreciate
her still attending the meets and putting in a great swim.
Sherrie and Michael had a great time in the MD events with
Sherrie winning gold in the 50m Fly and Breast (PB).
Club Night 24th
What a great night for
Jedd Felice! Jedd broke the 7 yr 50m record tonight with a PB
On the night the following
swimmers all swam 100% PB's - Nicholas Jackson, Sarah Ryan,
Alicia Rigby and Daniel Davis. The following swimmers al
swam 2 PB's - Rebecca Kennedy, Ross Hickman, Lachlan Hurst,
Jessica Gann, Kyle Druery, Harrison Wiles, Nicholas Wiles and
As we all know, it is
important that swimming club also be a social event, and there was a
nice moment at the end of the 12.5m free where 5 yr olds Tyson
Davis and Harry Ashford-Cox decided to have a friendly
chat in the middle of the pool quite oblivious that there was more
racing to come! So cute!
Good Luck to our team at
Club Night 17th
So how many of you were at
the football tonight? It was still a good roll up and there was
plenty to watch in the pool. Jedd Felice had a sensational
night! Jedd broke the 7 yr 25m Breast record by more than
half a second and, although he missed the 25m Free record, it was
the second fastest 7 yr 25m freestyle ever swum at our club. Jedd
then went on to swim a big 100m IM PB also.
100% PB's on the night were
swum by Ross Hickman, Taleisha Garland, Harrison Wiles and
Jedd Felice. I would also like to thank Terry Noel as he has
been at every club night this season and it is very appreciated by
the swimmers and their parents.
Kiama Meet Report
12th June 2005
Daniel and Conor Davis
attended this meet and had a great weekend! Daniel won 2
Gold (7 yr 25m Breast and Back) and 1 Silver medal (7 yr 25m Free).
Conor won Gold in the 9 yr boys 50m Breast and Bronze in the
9 yr 50m Back. Breaststroke was the flavour of the day as it was a
PB for both boys in this event. Congratulations on a great day's
Club Night 10th
Well, what a turnout we had
tonight! We thought everyone would be away for the long weekend and
here you all were. Thomas Geraghty even asked if it was
Championship or something seeing as there were so many swimmers
there! It made for a great evening. Welcome back to the club to
Tiana Mamacan. Tiana has had a few seasons off but came down to
visit last week and has now joined up again. It was also great to
see Sean Mcfarlane-Bentley and Jack Cullen back after
many Friday nights playing rugby union.
Tonight we included relays
into the program as our last event. The Committee has long
recognised that it is relays which the swimmers really enjoy - and
if there is anything we do well, it is the relays. After all, we are
the District Relay Champions! The swimmers certainly seemed to enjoy
themselves and the mix of older and younger swimmers was a really
positive step for the club as a whole. Please give us any feedback
you can as we are still playing around with the format.
Andrew Kennedy and
Matt Spence continued their 50m Freestyle "Duel in the Pool"
again this week. Tonight they were separated by .05 and it has
been a fingertip - who won it? - result for weeks now. Keep it up
boys as it is really exciting and now that Sean is back he should
inject a bit more oomph into this race as well. Jack Cullen
had a great 50m free recording a major PB while Justin
apparently needs to do his swimmers up tighter !!!! Andrew
also swam an all-time 200IM PB tonight. Not bad for a club night!
100% PB's on the night were
swum by Daniel Davis, Keelan Hurst and Alicia Rigby.
Swimmers who swam 2 PB's on the night included Emma Trembath,
Ross Hickman, Jack Harrison, Joel Walker and Nicholas Wiles.
Many of these swimmers are new to our club this season and it is
wonderful to see how well they have settled in and to see them
swimming so well.
Good luck to our swimmers
competing at McCredie Pk and Kiama on the weekend.
Meet 5th June 2005
Jedd Felice, Matt Spence,
Kelly and Ross Hickman, Andrew and Rebecca Kennedy, Conor and Daniel
Davis, Sean McFarlane-Bentley, Cameron Libro, Kyle Druery, Justin
Riley, Brigitta Schyns, Cassie Blake, Joel Walker and Barbara
Efremova attended this meet.
On the day our swimmers won
4 Gold, 6 Silver and 1 Bronze medals. Outstanding swims on the day
included Jedd's sensational Free PB which would have broken
the District record except for the fact that another swimmer swam
even faster! That was a great race. Joel Walker had a great
debut swim recording a Free PB and finishing 5th in the event, and
all this after falling out of a tree the day before and having cuts
and bruises all over him!
Andrew Kennedy once
again had a great day winning 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medals. Our 12 yr
old boys won all their age events.
Brigitta Schyns had a
great afternoon winning 1 Gold, 2 silver and 1 Bronze medals and
swimming 3 PB's.
Carlile Meet 4th
Andrew Kennedy was
our sole representative at this meet. After arriving late and just
missing his 100m Free due to being stuck in horrendous traffic
Andrew then settled down to swim another string of PB's. The
other events contested were all Open 200m swims so the medal count
is not a factor here.
Club Night 3rd June
It was great to see some old
faces back tonight . It seems a lot of our swimmers have been out
with illness or injury and it is great when we have a larger turnout
on a Friday night. Thank you also to those grand parents out there
who step in and bring the kids to swim club when mum and dad can't.
Kyle Druery had
another great evening and swam a PB in his breast and IM. Cameron
Libro swam a great IM PB and he was pretty happy about that!
Hopefully you all got down
to see Julie Davis and Dianne Kishawi in the corner. These ladies
have a supply of chlorine resistant training cossies for sale and
are also taking orders for the new club swimming cossie to be worn
at swim meets. Thank you Julie an Dianne for organising this for
us. Our new club caps will be available in the next few weeks.
McCredie Pk /
Toongabbie Meet Report 29th May 2005
Rebecca and Andrew
Kennedy, Sean McFarlane-Bentley and Justin Riley attended
this meet. Andrew had an exceptional meet and swam 100% Pb's
on the day and also won 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals.
Rebecca won a silver medal in the 100m Breast and also swam 4
Pb's out of 7 events. Sean swam a Pb in his 100m Freestyle.
SLC Aquadot Meet
Report 29th May 2005
Sam and Zac
Fowler, Ross and Kelly Hickman, Kyle Druery, Barbara Efremova,
Matt Spence and Ryan Kishawi attended this meet. Sam
and Matt were our most successful medal winners on the
day winning 5 medals each, one in each event entered. Sam
also improved some of his Metro and State entry times today. Zac
won 3 Bronze medals and Ryan won a Bronze in the Breast.
Other great swims on the day
included Kyle Druery who swam his first sub 40 Freestyle and
swam Pb's in his Back, Fly and IM. Ross nearly got under the
40 in his Free, just missing it by 5 hundredths, and swam a Fly Pb
as well. Barbara swam a 100m Free Pb.
Club Night 27th May
Another quiet night at club
with many of our older children absent and quite a few of our
younger swimmers unwell. It has to be the earliest finish we have
had in a long time. 5 year old Amy Walker had a great night
and is just off qualifying to go up to the 25m Free! Ross Hickman
had a great night with Pb's in his Free and Fly.
Club Night 20th May
Tonight was a very quiet
night at club. Quite a few of our older swimmers were absent so it
meant that speedy younger swimmers like Zac Fowler found
themselves in the top heats of some events. Highlights of the night
included Rebecca Kennedy's 7 sec PB in her 100 Breast which
was swum on her birthday!
Congratulations also to 5 yr
old Amy Walker who swam 2 PB's from 2 events and to the following
swimmers who all swam IM PB's - Cameron Libro, Kuepper Weir,
Katelyn Kishawi and Cassandra Blake. Good luck to our swimmers
who will be competing at the SLCA and McCredie Pk / Toongabbie meets
Peakhurst 12/u Meet
- 15th May 2005
Renee and Kyle Druery,
Sam and Zac Fowler, Conor, Daniel and Tyson Davis, Kelly and Ross
Hickman, Barbara Efremova, Justin Riley, Matt Spence, Cassie Blake,
Jovani-Keye Dulguime, Rebecca Kennedy and Jedd Felice attended
There were some great
results with our swimmers recording an overall PB rate of 38% for
the day. 26 medals were won (10 Gold, 8 Silver, 8 Bronze). Justin
Riley was our most successful medal winner on the day winning 5
medals from 6 events. 5 year old Renee Druery had a dream
start to her competitive swimming career with 2 silver and 1 Bronze
medals from 3 events. 5 yr old Tyson Davis also had a great
start with a Bronze medal in his first ever competitive swimming
continues her great form and recorded 3 sec PB's in her 50m Back and
Breaststrokes. Kyle Druery had a fantastic meet with major
PB's in his 100m Free and 100m IM. Jedd Felice swam a 2
second PB in his 25m Breast and just missed the 7 yr old Free record
by .08 sec.
Our club had a very
successful afternoon and came 3rd in the overall pointscore. Thank
you very much to Peakhurst ASC for a well run meet.
Club Night Report
-13th May 2005
There were some great PB's
swum tonight. Logan Weir was in great form and took 2
sec off his 25m Back and Fly. Kyle Druery and Cassie Blake
both swam big Backstroke PB's and Jedd Felice took
a huge 2 sec off his 50m Free to go under the 40 sec mark for the
Thank you to all our parents
who have stepped into roles on pool deck. Our club nights are
running very smoothly and this is certainly appreciated by everyone.
It is great to see all our new swimmers participating so
enthusiastically. That's what it's all about!
Meet 1st May 2005
Jedd Felice, Kelly
Hickman and Ross Hickman attended this meet and they had
a great day! Jedd showed why he was named our Rookie of the
Season in Summer and won both the 7yr Fly (PB) and Free. Kelly
and Ross both had another great day in the pool and
recorded 3 PB's each, and this is after all 3 swimmers swam 100%
PB's on Friday night at club. Great work swimmers.
Club Night 29th April
What a great start to Winter
season. Welcome back to our returning swimmers and a very warm
welcome to our visitors. We hope you enjoyed your night and that you
will come again. We certainly loved having you.
The swimmers' enthusiasm
resulted in some great PB's with an exceptional PB rate for the
first night back at swimming. The PB rates for returning swimmers
was Free (42%), Back (32%) and Fly (27%).
An amazing 10 swimmers
recorded a 100% PB rate on the night. They were Tyson Davis,
Renee Druery, Kelly Hickman, Ross Hickman, Kyle Druery, Taylah
Felice, Katelyn Kishawi, Jedd Felice, Alicia Rigby and Jovani-Keye
Dulguime. That is a remarkable statistic.
Congratulations also to the
following swimmers on some great PB swims. Sean
McFarlane-Bentley swam a 2 sec Fly PB, Renee Druery
on a 3 sec back PB. Taylah Felice went under that magical 40
sec for her 50m free for the first time and Logan and Kuepper
Weir both took large chunks off their Freestyle PB's.
Swimwest Meet - 10th
Conor Davis, Daniel
Davis, Sam Fowler, Zac Fowler, Andrew Kennedy, Rebecca Kennedy
and Justin Riley attended this meet. It was a very successful
return to short course swimming with some swimmers recording
fantastic Pb's. Andrew Kennedy swam 4 Pb's and Justin
Riley and Rebecca Kennedy both swam 3 Pb's each. Conor
Davis swam 2 Pb's out of his 3 events. Andrew Kennedy and
Sam Fowler were our big medal winners on the day.
Congratulations to all our swimmers.
The Season that was……
There we were, October 2004 at Homebush for the
Cumberland 12/u meet, a small group of swimmers looking at that
l-o-n-g 50m pool. Yep! Summer season had begun and with it the
return to long course racing.
Following that meet, our swimmers went on to
swim at our Summer District Championships where we came a close 4th
to the larger SLCA, Sans Souci and Jones clubs. On this day
Andrew Kennedy and Matilda Garling won their respective
age championships. A feature of this meet, and any other meet that
we attend, is our enthusiasm for the relays. EVERY swimmer swam in
at least one relay on the day with some swimmers, Matilda Garling
for instance, swimming in 8yr 10yr and 12 yr relays! On the day our
swimmers won the following relay events
Women’s Open 200m Freestyle Relay
Women’s Open 200m Medley Relay 1st
Boys 12/u 200m Freestyle
Relay 1st 2.08.31
Boys 12/u 200m Medley Relay
Mixed 8/u 200m Freestyle
Relay 1st 2.44.03
Our club won the overall Relay Aggregate
Pointscore trophy for the second year in a row. For me, this was the
highlight of the season and it shows that for a small club we still
have great depth and more importantly, enthusiasm and a willingness
to have a go!
As the summer progressed we went to meets at
Sutherland, Peakhurst, Sans Souci, Rockdale, Nepean, Homebush,
Caringbah and Engadine. Our developing swimmers had wonderful
results at the District level 2 meet at Sans Souci.
Our representative swimmers were also busy
putting our name out there. Andrew Kennedy and Alex
Cox occupy multiple National Top 20 Age rankings and Andrew
won a silver medal at the State titles. Our 12 yr boy (A Team)
swimmers (Andrew, Justin, Sean and Matt) built on
their District relay successes and came 6th in the 4x50
Free and 7th in the 4x50 Medley relays at State.
Sherrie Eadie continued her great
standard of swimming in the MD events and once again was our sole
representative at the Telstra Australian Open.
Sam Fowler, Matt Spence and Brigitta
Schyns qualified to swim at the Speedo Sprint finals with all 3
swimmers then qualifying for the Grand Finals and Sam winning
the 8 yr old 50m Butterfly!
All in all, it has been a very successful
Summer Season and we have every reason to expect that the upcoming
Winter season will be also.
This brings me to the first meet of the Winter
Season that we would like to target. The Peakhurst 12/u Meet will be
held on Sunday 15th May. Please see me when club resumes
if you would like to attend this meet. Also, please make a note on
your calendar as Sunday afternoon June 5th is our
District Winter Meet at Hurstville Aquatic.
Lastly, our District is running its’ annual
Technical Lectures on the second Monday of May with an exam to
follow on the 4th Monday of May. If you feel that you
could spare the time it would be very appreciated if you could
attend. Participation in Technical Lectures does not then place any
parent under pressure to take an increased role in club night
activities….but extra help is always appreciated!!!
Have a happy break and we hope to see you back
for Winter season
Sprint Finals - 20th March 2005
Matt Spence and Brigitta Schyns represented our club at
8 yr old Sam
had an outstanding day where he finished 15th in the Back, 8th
in the Free (PB) and 1st
in the Fly in an amazing PB
swim of 38.47. Sam had already swum a 1 sec PB in the Fly in
his finals swim that morning to register a 39.22 so his afternoon
swim was all the more stunning as he took another .8 off that time
a "bad day at the office" with all swims being well outside his best
times. However he still managed to finish 8th in the 12 yrs Fly so
it wasn't all bad news!
celebrated her last Speedo sprint competition (she is 13) by
qualifying for the grand final in the Breaststroke and finishing in
9th place. Woo hoo!
Championship Night (2) 18th March 2005
Tonight we swam
Free, Breast and Individual Medley events. Congratulations to
Andrew Kennedy who had a sensational night, breaking the 12 yrs
50m Free and Breast records. Kyle Druery had a sensational
night, swimming 3 huge PB's.
also from Adam Verrender, Rebecca Kennedy and Logan
Weir in the 50m Breast, 5 yr old Curtley Buncan in
the 25m Free and Jessica ford, who swam 3 Pb's on the night.
Have a safe and
Happy Easter to everyone.
See you at our
Summer Presentation Night BBQ 7.30pm 1st April at the
Cronulla Surf Club where every swimmer will be receiving an award.
Championship Night (1) 11th March 2005
There was a
noticeable buzz in the air tonight. Thanks to all our parents who
battled it out for a parking spot so that we could start on time
with 3 timekeepers per lane.
to all our swimmers for their efforts. Many of you found yourself
swimming unfamiliar distances - yes, that 100m freestyle straight up
did hurt! But it is over now and next week it will be the 50m Free.
Some of out littlest ones now have a 25m time since we made them
swim all the way to the wall but didn't they get a big cheer when
they finished! and it goes without saying that the 50m Fly really
does bite when you are only used to swimming it over the 25m
distance. Congratulations again to all our swimmers for trying so
records are getting harder to break these days. Three records were
broken tonight. Sam Fowler (8 yr 50m Free), Andrew Kennedy
(12 yr 100m Free in a hard fought race) and Justin Riley
(12 yr 50m Fly) all swam PB's to break their respective records.
goes to 9 yr old Ross Hickman who broke his arm on Wednesday
(fell off a roof - don't ask!), had it put in a cast on Thursday,
and was swimming times not far off his PB's on Friday. What a little
18th Feb 2005
There were some
wonderful swims tonight. Katelyn and Ryan Kishawi
returned to swim club tonight and it was great to have them back.
Katelyn had a brilliant night and swam 100% PB's. Katelyn
took a huge 10sec off her 100m IM and a Freestyle PB has now
qualified her to swim in the 50m Free. Other swimmers to acheive
100% PB's on the night were Taylah Felice, Rebecca Kennedy, Holly
Dubois, Kuepper Weir and Jovani - Keye Dulguime.
swims were Sam Fowler who swam a 5 sec Pb in his 100m Free,
and Matilda Garling and Cassandra Blake who both
swam their first 38 sec freestyle tonight.
Hickman, Jedd Felice, Kelly Hickman and Rohan Hurst all
swam PB's of 4 sec or greater in their IM's or freestyles tonight.
that the club championship series commences 11th March. If you are
in doubt as to whether you have swum the required number of nights
please check with the race desk.
Sprint 12th Feb 2005
and Zac Fowler, Rebecca and Andrew Kennedy, Conor
and Daniel Davis, Brigitta Schyns and Barbara Efremova
attended this meet. Unfortunately Conor, Daniel and Barbara left
quite early in the afternoon due to the altered program and other
Matt had great success and are both progressing to the finals
in Free, Back and Fly. Sam won both Back (PB) and Free races
and was 2nd in the Fly (PB). Matt was 2nd in all 3 events.
Brigitta had to wait till the end of the day for her best
event and she finished in 2nd place in the 13 yr Breast. Andrew
did a L/C PB in his Backstroke where he hugged the lane rope a bit
too closely and had a beautiful graze on his back to show off at the
end of the race. Rebecca was 4th in her Breast and Zac
was 3rd in his Back and 4th in the Free.
Night 11th feb 2005
It is easy to
see that school swimming carnivals are on. The attendance rate is up
and the PB's are coming thick and fast. Tonight the overall PB rate
was just under 30% which is sensational for a club night.
100% PB's were
swum by Kate Sharp, Holly Dubois, Matt Spence, Cassandra Blake,
Michael Eadie, Tyson Davis, Geoffrey Gerlach, Ryan Gerlach and
Kennedy, who arrived late from gymnastics and was thrown into a
spare lane in the top heat, swam a 50m Freestyle PB which has now
qualified her for 100m freestyle. Holly Dubois swam
both her back stroke and Fly under the 40 sec
mark for the first time. Jedd Felice had a sizzler of a night
with 2 huge PB's in his Free and fly. 7 yr old Jedd now has
qualified for 50m Fly. Matt Spence had another great night
with a 4 sec PB in his 200m IM and he went under the 35 sec mark in
his Backstroke for the first time. Logan and Kuepper Weir
both swam freestyle PB;s and Kuepper is sure to break
that 40 sec mark soon.
nearly a full complement of swimmers, we still managed to be
finished in just over an hour. Thank you to all our officials for
the organisation in achieving this. A big thank you to Tony Sharp
who, as Starter, really had to shout to be heard above the noise
and to Wayne Druery who always has the rope ready for
the 12.5m races. Thanks again to Steve Jemmeson our amazing
Marshall who knows exactly where to find the big kids so that they
don't "accidentally" miss their races - not that the big kids are
that hard to miss! Thanks also to Deb Kennedy and Sue King
on the race desk. A big thankyou to all our timkeepers, some of
whom perform this duty every week without ever being asked (Vadim,
Chris, Peter, Anthony, Mick, David, Vaughan etc) - thanks
Lastly, a big
welcome to our new coach Terry Noel. Terry and Tomas
will be working together to build a better, stronger swim team and
it was wonderful having 2 coaches in attendance on the night.
Good Luck to
our team at the Speedo Sprint heats and to Sherrie Eadie who
will be swmming at the NSW Open meet next weekend.
Carrington Indoor Aquatic Swim Meet report 5th Feb 2005
Andrew Kennedy and Rebecca Kennedy attended this meet.
All 3 swimmers had a very successful day winning 2 Gold, 2 Silver
and 3 Bronze medals and swimming some great PB's.
Butterfly was a standout with all 3 swimmers setting new PB's on the
4th February 2005
What a huge
night with nearly a 100% attendance rate tonight There were
some great swims in the IM with Sam Fowler, Zac Fowler, Rebecca
Kennedy and Logan Weir swimming some very major PB's
in this event. Breaststroke saw some big PB's with Sam Fowler,
Logan Weir and Matt Spence having some success on
the night. Adam Verrender continues his great form of
Swim Meet - Glenbrook - 29th Jan 2005
and Daniel Davis had a wonderful weekend up at the Blue
Mountains. They combined this swim meet with a trip to Jenolan
caves. At the pool Daniel won 4 Gold medals which adds up to
an amazing 8 medals from 8 swims in 2 weekends. Conor also
returned to the winners list with a 3rd place in the 9 yr 50m
Breaststroke. Conor also had a great PB in his 50m freestyle.
Congratulations to both these boys on their efforts and thank you to
Nepean Swim Club who once again have hosted a fantastic meet.
report 28th January 2005
everyone. We hope you had an enjoyable Christmas break and are back for a
great finish to our summer season. It is amazing how tall some
of you have grown over the last 6 weeks!
There were some
huge PB's swum tonight with Kelly Hickman, Ross Hickman,
Kyle Druery, Michael Eadie, Sam Fowler and Thomas King
all swimming 100% Pb's on the night. Jack Cullen and Jesse
Chamberlain also had sensational 50m Butterfly PB's and
Adam Verrender and Justin Riley swam impressive 200m
Thank you to
Fiona and Julie who handed out the new swim cossies for our swimmers
to model. Please take note of the colour combinations on display.
Rockdale Meet 22.1.05
Zac and Sam
Fowler, Daniel and Conor Davis, Matt Spence and Andrew Kennedy
represented our club at this meet. Our swimmers had a very
successful day with every swimmer acheiving at least one PB.
Daniel Davis was our most successful swimmer with a 100% PB rate
on the day and 3 Gold and 1 Silver medal. Congratulations Daniel!
The day began
very well with all swimmers recording L/C PB's in their Freestyles
and collecting 5 freestyle medals on the way. Backstroke was not a
highlight of the day with our swimmers still having to adjust to
only a sky to look at - no roof! Breaststroke saw a couple of PB's
and Butterfly a few more.
to Sam Fowler who swam some very major PB's in his 50m Free
and Fly and has now qualified to swim at Metros, and hopefully
State, this winter.
congratulations to our whole team on a successful day at the pool
with a total of 3 Gold medals, 7 Silver medals and 2 Bronze medals
won and a 63% PB rate on the day.
Championships 2005 9-12yrs
qualified to represent our club in individual events at this meet.
They were Rebecca Kennedy at her first ever State
Championships, her brother Andrew, Matt Spence and Sean
McFarlane- Bentley. These 3 boys combined with Justin
Riley to form our highly successful 11/12 relay teams.
was once again our most successful swimmer with a silver medal in
the 12 yrs 200m Breast (13 sec PB) and a 10th place in the 12 yrs
Our 2 relay
teams were awesome. All 4 boys swam PB's in their legs of the Medley
relay finishing in 7th place in a PB time. They combined again at
the end of the day in the freestyle relay to once again produce some
sensational swims and finish in 6th place with a 4 sec PB. Our
club is only small, averaging about 65 swimmers per season and this
group of boys are all "homegrown" and have been together since they
were 6 years old. It is hard to believe that they are now 12 and
that next year they will be at "big" State. What a great note to
finish junior State on!
Our club had
also entered a team in the 10 man 500m 12/u relay. This was the
first time we had attempted to field a team for this event and we
were looking good until a few days before when 2 swimmers had to
withdraw. We would like to thank all our swimmers and parents for
their efforts in trying to gather replacements at the last minute.
All of us there could not help but notice the empty lane where we
should have been .....so lets hope for better luck next year!
mascot, the giant Penguin, was very well travelled and appeared in
many photos. It even made a visit to pool deck where some kind
official minded him whilst Andrew received his medal - at 4ft high
he was too big to sneak onto the podium.
Metropolitan Championships 11-12th Dec 2004
Our club was
represented by a small, but enthusiastic, team at this meet. There
were some outstanding PB's swum and Andrew Kennedy won a
silver medal in the 11 yr 100m Breaststroke.
had an outstanding weekend and finished with 3 other top 10 placings.
It was Andrew's points which placed our club 46th in the
final medal tally. This had us finishing in 4th place in the St
George Sutherland District.
Kennedy made her debut at Metros and celebrated it with a PB in
the 9 yr 100m Breast. Zac Fowler and Brigitta Schyns
both swam L/C PB's in their events. Matt Spence, Sean
McFarlane-Bentley and Blake Bethell all swam some major
all time PB's with Blake taking 3 sec off his 100m Fly.
Eadie made a welcome return to the pool after quite a lengthy
break following the Global Games in Sweden. Sherrie won a set
of medals (Gold, Silver and Bronze) in the M/D events along with a
4th place in the Breast.
Sans Souci Meet - 27th November 2004
Sam and Zac
Fowler, Andrew Kennedy, Lucy and Jessica Ford, Matlda Carling, Matt
Spence, Conor and Daniel Davis and Marena Terupo represented our
club at this meet.
had a great meet and qualified to swim in the 50m Dash for
cash where she finished in 6th position with a PB swim!
Terupo had a great meet winning a silver in the 7 yr 50m Free
and finishing 4th in all her other events.
Once again we
entered the relays where we were quite successful. The girls' 13/u
team finished 4th (with a 12, 10, 8 and 7 yr old team). The boys
13/u medley and free relay teams both finished in 2nd place, once
again with a very young team consisting of a 12, 11, 10 and 8 yr
old. Great swimming team!