End of Year
We hope everyone
enjoyed their Christmas and that they will have a great Saturday
night welcoming in the New Year.
Although Swim Club is
in recess for the holidays there is still plenty happening.
Sherrie Eadie competed in 4 events at State Open and swam a PB
in her 50m Free and achieved 2 4th placings, Sherrie's next
major meet will be the Australian Open Championships in Melbourne.
Representatives - Andrew, Rebecca, Matt, Sean and
Justin - will be competing in January so we wish them well in
their individual and relay events.
Swim Club will resume
on Friday 3rd February and we hope to see everyone there for what is
always a very exciting time of the year with School swimming, Summer
Metros and our own hotly contested Summer Club Championships.
There are several
meets which we will be targeting for our swimmers to attend (if
possible). They are BSC Rockdale Australia Day meet 26th Jan,
Cronulla 4th Feb, Engadine 11th Feb, SLCA 12th Feb and Speedo Sprint
heats at Bexley 18th Feb. The Australia Day and Cronulla meet
entries close prior to swim club returning. An email with more
details will be sent to al club members within the next few days as
we would like to ensure a good attendance from club members for both
Finally, please stay
safe and we will see you next year!!!
Report - 9th December 2005
54 swimmers attended
this night which is a great roll up for the last swim night in 2005.
There were 16 IM PB's, 14 Freestyle PB's and a huge 27 Breaststroke
Sheldon Fisher, Anton Nikulin, Timothy Weston and Nicholas
Jackson who all swam a fantastic 100% PB rate on the night. This
really is a wonderful achievement from these 4 boys who have
consistently improved all season. Sheldon only came to club
at the end of Winter season and he is constantly chipping away at
his PB's and swimming his absolute best on a club night. Anton
is a new member who joined up after swimming a few visitor swims
in Winter. Anton is really moving up through the ranks and is
now finding himself in some of the fastest heats on club nights.
Timothy is also one of our new members this season. Tim
regularly features in our updates of Top 10 Pointscorers in our
monthly newsletters and is one of our wonderful bunch of 7 year old
swimmers who should have a great school swimming season ahead of
them when they burst onto the scene as "8" year olds. 9 year old
Nicholas is one of our most outstanding success stories. Nick
is in an age group where the competition, both within club and
at external meets, can be red hot - but he just gets in there and
swims his PB's, often without the accolades that the medal winners
receive. Tonight Nicholas swam a 4 sec PB in his 100m IM,
progressed to the next distance in his Breaststroke and swam his
first 39 sec 50m Freestyle swim - always a momentous occasion!
Taleisha Garland, Nicole Bertovic, Kyle Druery, Cameron Libro,
Nicholas Garland and Joel Walker all swam 2 PB's on the
night. Joel had another great evening and swam into the all
time top 5 ranks as a 7 year old in his 50m Free and 100m IM.
Congratulations also to Andrew Kennedy who broke his own 50m
Breaststroke record by over a full second!
Thank you to Tomas
Noll, Terry Noel, Jenny Noel, Wayne Druery and Alex Cox
for all leading a 9 swimmer relay team. It was Jenny's idea
that the first leg was butterfly! Lane 4 won but everyone was a
winner on this night. We hope everyone enjoyed the BBQ and the
Good luck to our
Sherrie Eadie at State Open next weekend.
Aquatic Swim Meet Report - 4th December 2005
Ross Hickman, Anna Boland, Kurtis Smith and Rebecca Kennedy
attended this meet. Our best wishes go to Cassandra Blake
who was not well enough to attend. We hope you get better soon
Our swimmers had an
absolutely sensational afternoon. Every swimmer won at least one
medal and they collected 13 between them. Rebecca Kennedy had
a great afternoon, winning all her events. Kurtis Smith also
had a great meet swimming 3 PB's and winning 2 Gold medals.
Kellie Hickman took 7 seconds off her 100m IM, swam 5 PB's
and won 3 medals. For Anna Boland it was her first ever swim
meet. Anna swam 100% PB's and won a bronze medal in her
Freestyle. It was a dream debut. Ross Hickman took out 3rd
place in the 50m Fly with a PB swim.
It was nice to see
big brother Izaak arrive in time to cheer on his younger
brother who really did swim some amazing PB's. 7 yr old Kurtis
took 6 seconds off his 25m Breaststroke to win the event in a
nail biter and then went on to swim a PB Fly and place 4th in the
Report - 3rd December 2005
McFarlane-Bentley, Matt Spence, Andrew Kennedy, Elise Newman and
Barbara Efremova attended this meet. All swimmers were
seeking to attain or improve their State entry times. Andrew
again had an awesome meet with all swims being LC PB's. Andrew
took 4 seconds off his 200m Free PB and missed a National
Breaststroke qualifying time by less than a second. Matt Spence
swam 3 PB swims and finally got that State time he has been
chasing forever! Elise Newman came back from a 2 week holiday
and still managed to swim 2 PB's.
Report - 2nd December 2005
It was an evening to
be grateful that we have a roof! The lightning show was very
spectacular for our Backstroke events. Tonight we had 22 backstroke
PB's, 20 Butterfly PB's and 15 freestyle PB's. Andrew Kennedy
and Matt Spence broke their age Backstroke records in an
exciting race which saw Matt move well into the All Time Top
10 50m Backstroke list.
and Izaak Smith moved into the top 5 lists with some exciting
swims in the Fly and Free respectively. Sherrie Eadie dazzled
everyone with her Telstra Dolphins swimming cossie and swam some of
her best times in a long while with an exciting PB in her 50m Free.
Tonight the following
swimmers swam 100% PB's - Braydon Antonich, Belinda Bertovic,
Liam Beilby, Jack Cullen and Kurtis Smith. Liam swam a
sensational 5 second PB in his 50m Fly and Jack Cullen is
thoroughly enjoying his run of PB's of the last few weeks.
swimmers all swam 2 PB's on the night - Joshua Antonich, Nicole
Bertovic, Sheldon Fisher, Grace Goman, Matt Spence, Izaak Smith,
Anton Nikulin, William Boland, Amy Walker, Timothy Weston and
Jedd Felice who swam his school swimming carnival and won the
Freestyle and placed in the Junior Breast, Fly and his first ever
200m IM. Well done.
Please remember that
we will be having relays and a Christmas BBQ at the end of swim club
next week on the 9th.
Report - 25th November 2005
our swimmers who made it on to our Top 5 List tonight, and to those
who set new club records.
and Alex Cox swam the 2 fastest ever 100m IM swims at our
club in a very exciting race and Andrew also lowered hic own
100m Free record. Joel Walker had a sensational night
breaking both the 50m IM and 25m Breaststroke records. Matt
Spence set a new 13 yr 100m record. Congratulations also to
Amy Mason and Jedd Felice on entering our top 5 in the
Free and Breaststroke respectively.
Report - 18th November 2005
Tonight we had a huge
turn out - it obviously makes a difference when the surf carnival is
a local one! There were 27 Freestyle Pb's, 33 Backstroke PB's and 22
Butterfly Pb's. Jack Cullen swam his first sub 40 backstroke
and 7 yr old Joel Walker swam a 42 in his 50m Free. Joel
also narrowly missed the 7 yr old 25m backstroke record and
became our 3rd fastest 7 yr old Butterfy swimmer.
swimmers all swam 100% PB's on the night - Alex Bielby,
Kyle Druery, Curtley Duncan, Nicholas Garland, Luke Hickel, Jared
Hickel, Lachlan Hurst, Adam Verrender and Belinda
Renee Druery, Taylah Felice, Aiden Fisher, Kurtis Smith, Hayden
Thurbor and Tim Weston each swam 2 Pb's on the night.!
Marys Meet Report - 12th November 2005
and Matt Spence attended this meet. In what was a long day,
Andrew won 4 Gold medals , 1 silver and 1 Bronze medal. Matt
swam PB's in his 100m and 200m Backstroke
Report - 11th November 2005
Tonight our swimmers
swam 26 Breaststroke PB's, 20 Freestyle PB's and 18 IM PB's.
had a sensational night of swimming tonight. Kyle swam a huge
100m IM PB to move into the "All Time Top 5" 9 yr old 100m IM
swimmers - last week he became the 4th fastest 9 yr old 50m
Butterfly swimmer the club has ever had. Kyle also swam 100%
PB's on the night.
Other swimmers to
swim 100% PB's were Braydon Antonich, Alex Beilby, Adam Verrender,
Tim Boland, Sheldon Fisher and Nicholas Garland. Swimmers
with 2 PB's on the night were Nicole Bertovic, Aidan Fisher, Jack
Cullen, Elise Newman, Cassandra Blake, Jeremy Pagluvic, Curtley
Duncan, Jessica Gann, Ross Hickman and Liam Beilby.
Welcome back to
Sherrie and Michael Eadie!
9/u Meet Report - 5th November 2005
Nicholas Jackson, Kyle Druery, Renee Druery, Amy Walker, Joel
Walker, Aidan Hurst, Rohan Hurst and Jack Harrison
represented our club at this meet. Our swimmers won 4 Gold medals, 6
Silver medals and 3 Bronze medals and recorded a 60% PB rate.
had an outstanding afternoon, winning 4 Gold medals, swimming 3 PB's
and narrowly missing the 7 yr 25m Freestyle record. Jedd Felice
swam 3 events and won the silver medal in each event. Amy
Walker won 3 silver medals and Kyle Druery won 3 Bronze
Some of the most
sensational swimming did not result in any medals but the PB's were
huge. Jack Harrison swam 3 PB's and took 3 seconds off his
backstroke PB and 8 seconds off his Butterfly PB. Nicholas
Jackson swam 3 PB's and took 2 seconds off his Backstroke PB, 7
seconds off his Butterfly PB and 8 seconds off his Breaststroke PB.
Nicholas has now lowered his 50m Butterfly PB by 22 seconds
since August this year.
goggles broke early in the 50m Freestyle and he has to be commended
on his brave swim for the rest of the race where he finished only a
few seconds off his PB. Rohan then swam the 50m Breaststroke
without goggles and swam a 4 sec PB.
all our swimmers on their great swimming and conduct this afternoon.
Thank you to our coach Terry Noel for being there to support
Report - 4th November 2005
Cassandra Blake, Nicholas Garland and Adam Verrender who
all swam 100% PB's on the night.
swimmers swam 2 PB's - Jack Cullen, Jedd Felice, Taleisha
Garland, Grace Goman, Travis Jemmeson, Katelyn Kishawi, Izaak Smith,
Kurtis Smith and Tim Weston.
to Katelyn Kishawi and Hayden Lohman, our Junior and
Senior Swimmers of the month. Happy Birthday to Katelyn Kishawi
and Kurtis Smith and thank you to Diane Kishawi
for giving everyone some of Katelyn's birthday cake tonight.
Sutherland District Meet Report 29-30th Oct 2005
Time Boland, Elise
Newman, Barbara Efremova, Andrew Kennedy, Sean McFarlane-Bentley,
Matt Spence, Rebecca Kennedy and Justin Riley represented
our club at this meet. The official results are not yet available.
It was unfortunately
a very low representation from our club for a meet which has
traditionally been a highlight of our calendar. However the 2 day
format just didn't suit our swimmers who who have a large variety of
other sporting commitments - cricket, tennis, gymnastics, surf
Most of our swimmers
attended on the Saturday and there were some good results. For
Timothy Boland this was his first swim meet and he swam in 4
races, won 4 ribbons and/or medals and swam 3 PB's. Elise Newman
represented our club for the first time and swam a number of
won 4 of his championship events and was 2nd in the 100m Fly.
Matt Spence was 3rd in the 100m Back. Rebecca Kennedy was
2nd in the 100m Breaststroke and took a further 2 sec off her PB.
Once again the relays
at the end of the day were a highlight for our club. Our boys 14/u
Medley relay team (made up of 13 and 12 yr olds) finished in 3rd
position. The boys then immediately backed up for a swim in the Open
4x50m freestyle relay. This was just meant to be a hit out as
practice for state but, at the end of the day, they produced some of
their best swimming and held off a fast finishing team from Cronulla
to win 3rd place again. Well done boys.
Report 28th October 2005
We would like to
extend a huge welcome to our new members who have now joined our
club on completion of their 2 visitor swims.
Tonight there were 12
Freestyle PB's, 17 I.M PB's and 20 Breaststroke PB's. 100% PB's were
swum by Anna Boland, Kyle Druery, Katelyn Kishawi, Izaak Smith
and Timothy Weston. Timothy actually had such a great
night in the pool that he told his dad that he really loved it and
wanted to do swim club every day! That would be a new one for the
It was great to have
a visit from Garry, our former coach who returned to his real
job as a geologist. Having
Garry watching from the sidelines gave Alicia Rigby
the impetus to swim a Breaststroke PB. Hayden Lohman
continued his great run of form with a PB in his 100m IM even with a
pause after the backstroke to adjust his goggles which were full of
water. Kuepper Weir started the night well with a 5 sec PB in
his 100m Individual Medley. Izaak Smith swam his first 200m IM in a
sizzling time. Izaak, Kelly Hickman and Rebecca Kennedy
all made a great race of it and all 3 swimmers swam IM PB's.
Thank you to everyone
who came and offered to help on the race desk when they noticed that
we were snowed under. The parking situation was very difficult which
meant that entries were still coming in after 7pm. The offers of
assistance were very appreciated by Debbie and it will be great to
have new people learn the procedures in the race desk. Once again, a
big thankyou to our coach Terry Noel for the encouragement
and support he gives to our swimmers on club nights.
Good luck to our
small team of swimmers who will be attending the summer District
meet over the weekend.
Report 21st October 2005
We had another huge
night tonight with nearly 60 swimmers having at least 3 swims each
all in an hour and a quarter! Tonight we had another 11 visitors
swimming and we hope you enjoyed your evening. Welcome back to
Travis Jemmeson who had winter season off.
Tonight Our swimmers
swam 19 Freestyle PB's, 15 backstroke PB's and 13 Butterfly PB's.
The following swimmers swam 100% PB's: Tim Boland, Taylah Felice,
Nicholas Jackson, Hayden Lohman and Travis Jemmeson.
swimmers all lowered their PB's by over 3 sec in the following 50m
events: Jedd Felice (Fly), Taylah Felice (Fly),
Travis Jemmeson (Fly, Hayden Lohman (Back and
Fly), Joel Walker (Back) and Harrison Wiles (Back)
A special mention
goes to 9 yr old Nicholas Jackson who swam a 3 second PB in
his 50m Backstroke and a huge 6 sec PB in his 50m Butterfly.
Nicholas has now taken 16 seconds off his 50m Fly in 2 months!
Thank you to our
parents who help us out with timekeeping every week. This season we
have had a variety of families offer with these duties and you are
very appreciated. Thankyou to the Smith and Boland
families who have both time kept on only their second night with our
Lastly, a special
mention and congratulations to Rebecca Kennedy who achieved a
State qualifying time (and Bronze medal) in the 10 yr 100m
Breaststroke at the Ryde meet last weekend.
Rego Night 14th October 2005
Wow, what a night. I
would like to congratulate all our parents for being so well
organised with their registrations as it made the whole process run
very smoothly. Also, Debbie and Sue ran an amazing race desk on the
night with over 20 visitors amongst the 60 swimmers who arrived to
start the season with us.
Tonight there were 9
Freestyle PB's, 8 Breaststroke PB's and a huge 17 Individual Medley
PB's. This is probably a reflection on the fact that we run the IM
first in Summer so the kids are fresh for that race and it showed in
their times. Those IM PB's were also very substantial. Renee
Druery took an amazing 20 seconds off her 50m IM time. Amy
Walker was next best with a 10 second PB in her IM. Another 10
swimmers took over 4 sec off their previous IM PB's. They were
Jedd Felice, Ross Hickman, Rebecca Kennedy, Cassie Blake, Lachlan
Hurst, Jessica Gann, Keelan Hurst, Nicholas Jackson, Harrison Wiles
and Joel Walker.
had a great night and swam 100% PB's. We hope that all our visitors
enjoyed their evening and we look forward to having you back with us
next week. Thank you again to our coach Terry Noel for all
his support and encouragement - and those lollies!
Season 2005 - 06 Fees
The fees for the
season commencing 14 October and finishing with a Presentation Night
on 7th April 2006 are as follows:
1st Swimmer in a
2nd swimmer in a
3rd swimmer in
a family $55
4th and subsequent
All swimmers aged 6/u
for the purposes of Club Championship (age as at 25th Mar 2006) will
receive a $20 discount.
The above fees are
inclusive of NSW Swimming Registration fees, all swim cards,
championship night entries, swim centre entry for all family members
and spectators, Presentation night BBQ etc.
Development Meet Report - 25th September 2005
Kyle Druery, Kelly
Hickman, Cassandra Blake and Cameron Libro from our club
represented St George Sutherland District at this meet. Most of the
swims were PB's (72%) which was excellent. Great swimming everyone.
Night Report 16th September 2005
I am sure that
everyone would agree that we had a fantastic night to celebrate our
swimmers' achievements and to also celebrate our swim club's 10th
It was wonderful to
see Alex Cox, Rob Sharp and Kate Sharp receive their
watches in recognition of 10 years membership with the club. We even
managed to get Meagan on the phone at State to congratulate
her on her 10 years and it was a special moment when all the
swimmers shouted a loud "good luck!" - she heard it! Alex's
impromptu speech was a highlight of the night. It reminds us parents
that our children really do spend a large part of their childhoods
in and around the pool and as a swim club we have to keep this in
mind every time we make a decision. So to hear Alex speak
with such warmth of his feeling for the swim club that he has been
part of since he was 8 years old was extremely rewarding.
the winners of this season's Emperor Penguin awards Justin
Riley took out the Senior award whilst Kyle Druery and
Rebecca Kennedy were joint winners of the Junior award. These
awards are decided by a secret committee vote and the winners are
always very worthy recipients. Congratulations to all of you
The Rookie of the
Season awards were a very difficult decision this year as we had
an influx of very talented swimmers. The awards were given to 7 year
old Joel Walker and 8 year old Jack Harrison. Joel
had a sensational championship series and took out 5 events.
Joel has also done very well at the meets he has attended this
winter and was a valuable relay member at the Nepean meet. Jack
has been more of a quiet achiever but he came through to win his age
championship and swam some excellent PB's. Congratulations to both
Joel and Jack.
Thank you to the
parents who manned the BBQ and to those who cleaned up afterwards.
Thank you also to
Watchworks at Miranda and to Video Ezy at Miranda/Kareela
for their support for the 10 year presentations and the raffle.
Meet Report - 4th September 2005
Rebecca Kennedy and Justin Riley attended this meet. They
had a rewarding day with Rebecca achieving a State time in
the 10yr 50m Breast and Justin adding the 100m Free to his
other swims at State bringing his total to 5. Kyle Druery and
Justin Riley were our medal winners on the day with Kyle
taking out both the 9 yr 50m and 100m Butterfly events (not bad
for his first ever 100m Butterfly!) and Justin winning the
silver in the 12 yr 200m IM.
Night No. 2 Report - 2nd Sept 2005
Tonight there were 63
PB swims (20 freestyle, 20 Butterfly and 23 Backstroke PB's in all).
This is quite
remarkable given the number of children who are either the walking
wounded, coming down with something or having just recovered(?) from
something. Congratulations to all our swimmers who gave it a go even
though they were not at their best and get well soon to Cassie
and Ross who could not attend at all.
4 club records were
broken tonight. These records are getting increasingly more
difficult to break. Congratulations to Andrew Kennedy and
Justin Riley who have both made it into the all time Top 10 list
at the age of 12!
Renee Druery, Nicholas Garland and Kuepper Weir all had a
brilliant night and swam 3 PB's each! Aidan Hurst, Daniel Davis,
Tyson Davis, Elizabeth Geraghty, Taleisha Garland, Logan Weir,
Nicholas Jackson, Taylah Felice, Harrison Wiles, Rohan Hurst, Joel
Walker, Sarah Ryan, Jessica Gann, Jack Harrison, Barbara Efremova
and Katelyn Kishawi all swam 2 PB's on the night. Phew,
did I miss anyone?
This season we were
very fortunate to have an influx of families with younger children
and these kids have been unreal. A few of them, Joel Walker
and Jack Harrison, have already made it onto our all time top
5 list. These lists will be available on the noticeboard and they
make for very interesting reading. Cameron Libro is another
newcomer who had already made it onto the list in his best event,
Thank you to the
parents who performed jobs on the 2 Championship nights. We couldn't
do it without you.
Report 28th August 2005
Daniel Davis, Andrew Kennedy, Rebecca Kennedy, Cameron Libro, Kyle
Druery, Justin Riley and Brigitta Schyns attended this
meet today. The big news of the day is that Kyle Druery is
our club's newest first time State qualifier. Kyle achieved
this by taking 3 sec off his 50m Fly and also winning the silver
medal in the event. Kyle has actually taken 5 seconds off his
50m Fly time in the last 3 weeks which is a sensational effort.
Other medal winners
on the day were Daniel Davis who won a bronze medal in the 7
yr 50m Back in a PB time and Andrew Kennedy and Justin
Riley who won another 7 medals between them (Andrew x 4
and Justin x 3).
had a mixed day which saw her swim a 50m Breast PB but fall
short of a State qualifying time by .03sec, and the same in her 50m
Back which was another PB swim but was .11 short of that elusive
State qualifying time.
continues his great run of form with another PB in his 50m Fly.
Cameron only took up swimming this year and is steadily climbing
through the ranks - or in swimming club terms, finding himself
waiting longer in marshalling and further down the bench on club
Night No. 1 Report - 26th August 2005
6 club records were
broken tonight (Andrew Kennedy x 2, Tomas Noll x 1,
Alex Cox x 1, Lauren Smith x 1 and Meagan Cox x
1). It was great to see Meagan (back from Canada), Alex
(back from QLD) and Lauren (back from Sylvania!!!) all
join Tomas in what they called their "celebrity race"
Tonight there were a
huge 22 Breaststroke PB's, 22 Freestyle PB's and 14 PB's in the
Individual Medley. Swimmers who swam 3 PB's on the night were
Joel Walker, Amy Walker, Kyle Druery and Jack Harrison.
There were some great
PB's including Jack Harrison who a took a massive 12 sec off
his IM PB, and Kuepper Weir who took over 2 sec off his 50m
Many swimmers had to
step up a distance from what they normally swim on club nights and
we would like to congratulate them on the fantastic job they did. There
were quite a few who swam times which show they can be very
competitive over the longer distance and will receive certificates
to reflect this.
We now look forward
to the next club championship night which will be 2nd September and
we hope those swimmers who were absent through illness will be able
to attend this night.
A reminder that there
will be no club on 9th September and that Presentation night
has been rescheduled to Friday 16th Sept as our venue was
unavailable on the original night. We apologise to those swimmers
who are competing at State on that evening as we had exhausted all
our options for this particular Presentation night.
City Swim Meet - 21st August 2005
Daniel and Conor
Davis attended this meet. It was an early hit out at the LC
events and Daniel in particular had a very successful day
with 2 silver and 1 bronze medals and 3 L/C PB's. Conor swam
a L/C PB in his Fly.
Report - 19th August 2005
Another quick night
tonight - were we all at the snow? Nevertheless, we had another 6
visiting swimmers who we hope enjoyed themselves and will come again
Jack Harrison, Taylah Felice, Ketelyn Kishawi and Keelan
Hurst on great Butterfly PB's. Jedd Felice and Jack
Harrison also swam PB's in their Backstroke tonight.
The next 2 weeks will
be our championship series. These are great nights with ribbons
awarded in every heat. Races are seeded in advance so that gives
everybody a bit of extra time at the start of the night but we ask
that you let us know if you cannot attend so that we can amend the
program if necessary.
Presentation night will now be held on 16th Sept 2005 as the venue
was not available on the original date.
Report - 12th August 2005
Another quick night
even though we had lots of kids in attendance and 6 visiting
swimmers - even at this late stage of the season. There were 9 I.M
PB's, 6 Breaststroke PB's and 3 Free PB's swum tonight.
The most successful
swimmer on the night was Rohan Hurst who had a blinder.
Rohan has now qualified to swim 100 IM is just off
qualifying to go up to the 50m Freestyle. What a great night of
to new member, Sheldon Fisher, who last night also qualified
to go up to the 50m Free and also the 100m IM.
and Rebecca Kennedy had a duel in the pool in their 100m IM
with Rebecca edging Kelly out at the wall but both
girls substantially lowering their previous best times. Cameron
Libro, who only started swimming this year, is improving by
leaps and bounds every week. This week he lowered his IM PB again.
Meet Report - 7th August 2005
Kelly Hickman, Kyle Druery, Justin Riley, Sean McFarlane-Bentley,
Andrew Kennedy, Rebecca Kennedy, Joel Walker, Amy Walker, Cassandra
Blake, Taylah Felice, Jedd Felice, Sarah Ryan, Cameron Libro, Travis
Jemmeson, Nicholas Jackson and Ryan Kishawi attended
this meet. The great news is that EVERY swimmer won a medal either
individually or as part of a relay team!
Nicholas Jackson, Amy Walker, Taylah Felice, and Sarah Ryan
for whom it was their first swim meet. Welcome back to Travis
Jemmeson who came along to make up a relay team and earned a
bronze medal in the 8 yr Fly.
Our swimmers won 6
Gold, 6 silver and 12 Bronze medals in total. The PB rate was 38%
for the meet.
Cassie Blake's 50m Fly which was a 9 second PB! Cameron Libro,
Kyle Druery and Ross Hickman all took over 2 sec off
their Freestyle PB's. Joel Walker took 6 sec off his 25m Fly,
Kelly Hickman took 3 sec off her 50m Fly PB and Kyle
Druery took 2 sec off his 50m Fly PB.
8 yr old Sarah
Ryan had a wonderful first swim meet. Sarah was a member
of our silver medal winning 8 yr old medley relay team and then went
on to swim in the 8 yr old Free relay which won Gold. Once again our
relay teams performances were wonderful and all the kids had a great
Our thanks to the
Nepean Swim Club for going ahead with this meet when faced with the
need to change the venue at the last minute. Our swimmers had a
Report - 5th August 2005
We would like
to welcome Harry Ashford-Cox and
Sheldon Fisher to our club.
Aidan Hurst (6
yrs old) had the honour of being our only swimmer to achieve a 100%
PB rate tonight. Congratulations Aidan!
Tonight there were 9
backstroke PB's, 7 Free and 7 Fly PB's. Jedd Felice, Jack
Harrison, Tomas Geraghty, Kyle Druery, Taylah Felice and
Rebecca Davison all swam 2 PB's each tonight.
Good luck to our team
of 20 swimmers who will represent our club at the Nepean Meet on
City Meet Report 31st July 2005
Conor Davis, Brigitta Schyns, Andrew Kennedy and Rebecca
Kennedy represented our club at this meet. Andrew
continued on his winning way and collected another 4 medals from 6
events along with 3 PB's. It is also the first time that he has
recorded an official sub 29 sec Freestyle (even though we have seen
him do it at Club). Well done Andrew. Justin had an amazing
meet with 5 PB swims and another State time in the 100m Fly.
Justin has avoided this event for the last few years and swam a
great 1.13.72 when he finally got around to tackling it! He is now a
man on a mission and has added it to his list of events. Great
swimming. Rebecca swam quite a few second best times ever but
she had had her great week at Splash! Brigitta is still
bothered by her back injury but nevertheless swam a PB in her
backstroke. Conor put in a solid performance and swam 3 PB's
on the day in his Breaststroke and Butterfly events.
Report 29th July 2005
What a great turnout
we had tonight and a huge welcome back to Adam Verrender and Rob
There were many great
PB's swum tonight. Aidan Hurst and Harrison Wiles both
swam 100% PB's tonight. Swimmers who swam 2 PB's on the night were
Cassie Blake, Kyle Druery, Jessica Gann, Tiana Mamacan, Sarah
Ryan, Joel Walker and Nicholas Wiles.
16 Breaststroke PB's
were swum tonight. Nicholas Wiles, Kyle Druery, Aidan Hurst
and Alicia Rigby all took over 3 sec off their previous best
time and Jedd Felice and Harrison Wiles both took 2
sec off their existing PB's. Ross Hickman has progressed to
the 50m distance and Joel Walker is now within a fingernail
of the 50m time!
12 100m IM PB's were
swum on the night with the most notable being Nicholas Jackson
who took 8 sec off his previous best mark. Sarah Ryan
found herself bumped up a heat a and rose to the occasion and swam a
5 sec PB. Kyle Druery swam a 4 sec PB and Cameron Libro
took 3 sec off to now qualify for the 200m IM. Swimmers who took
2 sec off their IM Pb's were Aidan Hurst, Thomas Geraghty,
Jessica Geraghty, Jessica Gann and Keelan Hurst.
had a visitor swim tonight in the 50m Breaststroke and it was great
to see him back.
Thank you to those
swimmers who have signed on for the Nepean Meet at the last moment
so that our club can field those relay teams. It should be a great
Lastly, didn't our
kids look great in their new cossies and caps!
Report 24th July 2005
everyone. Firstly, I would like to say a big thankyou to 9 yr old
Conor Davis who is having a season off but still comes down on
Friday nights and helps out by collecting the cards from the
timekeepers. This is very appreciated by us all, thank you Conor!
Tonight we saw a
sensational 50m Freestyle race where one of our coaches, Tomas
Noll, swam the fastest time ever in our pool. This same race
saw Andrew Kennedy also swim the fastest time ever
swum by a 12 yr old at our club 28.68.
Other swimmers having
a great night included Alicia Rigby who swam another 100%
night. Was it having her grandparents there that gave her the extra
energy to swim a 3 sec PB in her backstroke? Nicholas Jackson,
one of or Junior swimmers of the month, swam a 4 sec PB in his
Free and Jack Harrison swam a 3 sec PB in his Free and also
swam the qualifying time to progress to the 50m Fly. 5 yr old Amy
Walker continues her improvement and swam another 4 sec PB in
her 25m Free.
Report 16-17th July 2005
Rebecca Kennedy, Justin Riley and Sean McFarlane-Bentley
represented our club at this meet. It was a very successful meet for
our swimmers who swam a 64% PB rate overall.
had a fantastic weekend with 6 PB swims from 7 events. Some of
Bec's PB's were around 3 sec off her previous best times which is an
amazing result.. Andrew continues his run of PB's with
another 6 PB's from 9 events, along with 1 Gold, 4 Silver and 1
Bronze medal won.
began the competition with a PB swim and state Qualifying time in
his 50m Free which is also the first time he has broken the 30 sec
mark with a time of 29.89 sec.
Report 1st July 2005
What a great turnout
for the end of the term! Wasn't it great to see our swimmers in our
new club caps. There is no way we will miss our swimmers on the
Tonight 100% PB's
were swum by 7 yr old Daniel Davis (who has had a great run
these last few weeks), Keelan Hurst and Sarah Ryan.
Interestingly, the Top 10 in Pointscore was released in tonight's
newsletter and all 3 of these swimmers are on this list. But, as
Debbie said, there are 12 points available every club night - and
with half a season to go, everyone is still in it.
Two PB's were swum by
both Ross Hickman and Tiana Mamacan. i would also like
to make a special mention regarding Sarah Ryan and Alicia
Rigby whose last 3 Freestyle swims have all been PB's. This
looks great on you swim card!
Please remember that
the entries for the Blacktown and Nepean Meets close very soon. Good
luck to our swimmers who will be attending the Splash 5 meet in mid