President's Prattle - August 2017

Well it has been a busy time for the club. What a great day at the “Golden Groper” State short course relay championships. We were represented by a record 39 members with many others in support. It was a joy to see so many rally to the cause, and although Claremont showed us a clean pair of heels, we were a clear second to again demonstrate we are one of the power clubs in the State Masters swimming. It was terrific to see our top swimmers in action, but equally brilliant to see those competing for the first time. Once the first anxious nerves were over there was a lot of fun being shared. Well done Cap’n Jen and Coach Mike who undertook the difficult task of forming teams. Apologies to members who missed out, but hopefully you continue to put your hand up. Congrats to the 280 plus swimmers who won their age group. Gerda and Pauline were happy to take others along to more state records. We will soon have to audition to get into their teams. Sorry Ivan was unable to make it (Hope you heal quickly) but thanks to those who added swims or changed swims so we could continue to compete. Well done again our timers and Hazel who tried to keep our “mob” organised and racing. Thanks to our Rockingham colleagues who joined us. Jen and Mike know what is expected in return! All in all a super day for the Club.

Still in the pool, there has been a good response to the Sunday morning sessions for the Country Correspondence Carnival. Plenty of enthusiasm for these mornings. We will see if there have been enough swims to take off this trophy?? Keep in mind the last Sunday each month is our for morning tea at the pool.