Unfortunately, until further notice, we must cease both our Club Pool and Doddi's Swims, and keep the Doddi's Beach Store locked. Members choosing to exercise by swimming are encouraged to arrive at the beach, enjoy a swim with a buddy and leave immediately after. Try and avoid unintentionally swimming in groups or congregating with others before or after your swim. You might do this by choosing to swim at different times or different locations. Avalon and Town Beach are grea
A large contingent of Mandurah Mannas and partners celebrated Australia Day with a fun-filled morning at Doddi's Beach. Games of Bocce and Kings filled in the time before swimmers were marshalled into relay teams to compete in a decathlon of fun. After Captain John clearly explained each event's rules, competitors moved to the beach where chaos ensued. Who would have thought that Frisbee, Noodle and Egg Relays and a friendly Tug-of-War would involve more tackling and general
Recorder Helen has been busier than a Hollywood plastic surgeon updating all our new 2020 club records. Click Here to see a copy of the latest Club Short and Long Course Records. Thank you Helen and well done to everyone!
The 2021 State Championships will be held at MARC over the weekend 27-28 March. The boom in the outside pool will be set for a 25m course. Don’t be scared by the title of "State Championships". Swimmers of all ages and abilities compete at both State and National Championships. Just being there and competing makes everyone a champion. We all can swim 25 metres or multiples of, so it is hoped many Mannas will be entering the championships, especially as they will be held in ou
On Wednesday evening, I was fortunate to be part of the audience who had the privilege of listening to Barb Pellick tell the story of her swimming career. Barb's swimming career started in a simpler time in the Swan River at Maylands. Her potential and talent as an age group swimmer resulted in some state titles, but she did not reach the Olympics like many of her alumni in the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. What put Barb among the elite of Australian Marathon Sw
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to take their turn as Spotter. The response has been excellent. All the spots for January and February are filled. For those yet to volunteer, the link to the online Roster where you can enter your name is on the right-hand side at the top of every website page and looks like the image on the right. I don't know about you, but I feel a lot more comfortable knowing there is someone keeping an eye out for me. We also need to thank those
The popularity of this event continues to grow. This year 41 Mannas entered the 3.5 km swim, 2 entered the 2.25 km swim and 1 entered the 3.5 km Malibu Board race, a total of 44 superbly fit athletes. Of the 44, 39 started. Conditions this year were similar at the estuary start and thankfully more benign in the ocean. The swimmers started in the estuary on the south side of the Cut, swimming initially east in choppy water to round the breakwater before turning 180 deg to t
Newman Churchlands Masters invites registered Masters Swimmers to our 2021 LiveLighter Club Challenge on Sunday 21 February 2021 at Newman College Pool, Empire Ave, Churchlands. EVENTS 1. 200 Freestyle 2. 100 Breaststroke 3. 50 Butterfly 4. 50 Freestyle 5. 50 Backstroke 6. 100 Butterfly 7. 4 X 50 Women’s Freestyle Relay 8. 4 X 50 Men’s Freestyle Relay The meet is OPEN to all Masters Swimmers. The meet will be limited to the first 150 swimmers to nominate. This year MS
This is a wonderful opportunity to listen and ask questions, as Barb Pellick talks about her amazing career as a marathon swimmer. The talk is free and starts at 7:00 pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021 at the MARC Function Room. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. BYO drinks and stay for a chat and nibbles after the event.