Masters Swimming WA’s premier annual event for Clubs, the 2017 LiveLighter State Championships, was held over the weekend of the 29th and 30th of April at HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont. Captain Jen led a strong Mandurah Masters team of 17 Mannas.
Overall Mandurah came 5th out of 28 Clubs. Better still, we won the Country Club and Club Handicap awards. The latter demonstrating the quality of our swimmers.
The results of the 2016/2017 MSWA State Open Water Swim Competition were also announced with Captain Jen and Rod winning awards for the top open water swimmers in their respective Age Groups, more on that in a later post.
Gerda definitely had a busy weekend. She smashed Pauline's WA Record for the Female 75-79 50 Fly by 3 secs on Saturday in a time of 57.80 and then on Sunday knocked off another 3 secs off the record she had just set, with an outstanding 53.98 swim.
Our W280 Female Medley Relay team (Jannie, Pauline, Gerda and Colleen) smashed the State Record for the 4x50m Medley Relay on Saturday by whopping 12 seconds! On Sunday, with a minor reshuffle of Deb Bloor swimming instead of Colleen, the girls smashed the State Record for the W280 4x50m Freestyle Relay.
Individually, Captain Jen, Gerda, Anwar and Mike won their respective Age Groups. In more detail:
F 30-34 Age Group
Captain Jen won the 50 FR, BK & BR, 100 FR & BK & BR and 200 FR.
(In cricketing terms, this would be described as a "Captain's Knock".)
F 75-79 Age Group
Gerda won the 50 FR, BK & FL, 100 BK and 200 BK & IM.
Jannie won the 50 BR.
Pauline won the 100 BR and 200 FR & BK.
M 35-39 Age Group
Anwar won the 50 FR, BK & FL, 100 FR and 200 BK.
M 55-59 Age Group
Jeff won the 50 BR and 100 BR.
Simon won the 50 FR and 50 FL.
M 60-64 Age Group
Mike won the 50 BK, 100 BK & 200 BK.
Steve F won the 200 FR.
M 70-74 Age Group
Kirk won the 50 BK and 200 BK.
M 75-79 Age Group
Ivan won the 200 BK & IM.
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