Well done Team!
Congratulations to everyone who braved the terrible weather on Sunday to perform brilliantly at the Palm Beach Meet! We had thirty entrants, and only eight didn’t make it. Most of those swimmers live further south, and they had the worst of the weather and flooding – it would have been silly to venture out!
I haven’t added up all the team points, but rest assured, Miami was definitely the winner! At the top of our swimmers' achievements were Denise Robertson who broke the National (and State) record in the 200m Backstroke and Kim McKeon who broke the State record in the 100m Freestyle. Then we had some outstanding results from our newer swimmers. I’d like to congratulate Robyn Kelly (2 Firsts, 2 Seconds); Ed Anderson (2 Firsts, 1 Second); Andrew Becker (1 First, 2 Seconds); Sean de Gelder (2 Firsts, 2 Seconds); Chris Fidler (1 First, 1 Second, 1 Fourth); Hugh McGaw (3 Firsts, 1 Second); and Tim Sedgwick (2 Seconds).
Other great performances came from Mark Sutton, Vanessa Teece, David Boylson, Alan Carlisle, Mark Ludbrook, Paula Harding and Wendy Abbott!
So, things are looking good for the State Championships at Kawana, which are only two and a half weeks away!
Remember: Entries for the State Champs close on 27th March! (next Saturday)
I’d like to offer a big thank you to two of our members who took on important organisational roles on the day. Roger Belmar had the huge job of Meet Recorder whilst Peter Mitchell was the Chief Timekeeper. We could not have done without them! Could I also thank Alan Grant and Hubie Abbott who assisted with timekeeping most of the afternoon! Thanks to others, I may have missed, in the confusion of a very wet weather event! These things just don’t run themselves!
Lindy & David