Congratulations to our team of 14 swimmers who achieved amazing results yesterday at the Ettalong swim Meet. We came 3rd overall and 3 of our swimmers broke records – Elvera Vickery in 80-84 25m freestyle broke a branch record, Joern Sauer in the 25m fly in the 55-59 year age group broke the branch record and Mitch Patterson broke National records in the 25 freestyle and 25 fly in the 25-29 year age group.
There were also amazing swims by John Bates in the fly, Darren Paton in the freestyle and there was quite a contest in the last heat of the day between Katie Nilan and Graham Hill in the 100m IM with Graham winning by a finger nail. The girls relay team of Emma, Sandra, Rachel and Katie won, as did Batesy, Darren, James and Mitch in a great time, and our other mens relay was a very close second to a gun Blacktown team.
It was lovely to have Pam Hutchings and Elvera swim with us again and Rachel went so close to her goal of breaking 2.30 in the 200m freestyle. This is a great pool and we are looking forward to a great team swimming at the Short Course Meet in October at the same venue.