Thank you to everyone who participated in the Relay Sunday Funday on 28th May, as well as those who volunteered to help with starting and timing or were just there for support.
Twenty-six finely tuned athletes assembled on pool deck for this epic event. Not to mention, some world renowned pool officials and crack timers.
The day started with the presentation of a plethora of World Masters and State Record Certificates to Gerda and Jannie, followed by a brace of State Record Certificates to Anwar. State Relay Record Certificates were also announced for Colleen, Pauline and Lyn McPhail. Most notably, Graeme received a State Record Certificate albeit 2 years after the race! A special presentation followed, but more about this in another news item.
The main program started with a Mens 4 x 50m freestyle relay and Womens 4 x 50m freestyle relay. These were followed by Mixed 4 x 50m medley relays, Womens 4 x 50m medley relays and Mixed 4 x 50m freestyle relays. Some relays were well stacked but others put on a good show with a tight finish.
The highlight of the day was Event 6, Men versus Women Handicap 12 x 50m freestyle relay. The Men were clearly beaten by the Women (who started first with a handicap of 74 seconds). The timekeepers must have given up on the Men as they didn't bother to write down a time! Who knows how long the men will need to live this down.
Everyone enjoyed morning tea or coffee and a chat after the event.
With the success of this event, we would like to do more team events in the future. Everyone enjoyed the event and one particular participant mentioned the confidence gained at this event.
With this in mind, our next endeavour is the Country Correspondence Carnival. The plan is to facilitate a few programs where we can use the Dolphin Timing System that is now available for use at the MARC. Mark your calendar for July 9th, July 30th and August 27th. There will be a variety of events available and more details on this to follow in the coming weeks.
Have a gander at the results from the Relay Sunday Funday.
See you at the Pool!