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President's Prattle February 2022

It is a hot time with the weather and a hot time with Club activities.

Thanks to all those who attended last night’s AGM. Congratulations to all the Award winners.

Kathy McLeod Club Person: Kirk Bamford

Fitness Fun and Friendship: Brett Johnston

Coaches Award: Karen Sims

Club Challenge Swim Award: Mike Bennett and Kirk Bamford

Endurance Swim Award: Rosemary Green

WOW open Water Swim Award: Wayne Cable and Jenny Crake

FINA Points Award: Anwar Moreno

The Major Award for the night was the Endorsement of the “Life Membership” for Des Seery, in appreciation of his huge contribution to the Club and State Masters Swimming. It is great to have such contributors as represented by our Life Members.

Your new Committee is as follows:

President Steve Crake

Vice President Des Seery

Secretary Narelle Gilmore

Treasurer Deb Bloor

Club Captain Mike Bennett

Coaching Director Wayne Cable

Recorder Kirk Bamford

Registrar Hazel Robertson

Safety Officer Ross Doherty

Public Relations Karen Sims

Social Convenor Greg Cochrane

Each of our committee are highly approachable folk, so if you have any ideas for the club’s improvement or activities, please talk to any of them.

It was interesting in our Recorder Annual report to hear that Mandurah Masters members hold a total of 191 State records and 30 National Records.

Congratulations also to the over 40 members who swam the Busselton Jetty Swim. It was once again a great gathering of the troops under the big oak before the start. This is always exciting and with a number of first timers this was again the case. There were some great swims with 3 age group winners. Well done Pauline, Kirk and Steve Fergy. While these were age group winners there were many proudly declaring their good times on a somewhat rough passage. For many this is their “Grand Final” while many others use it as a warm up for Rotto and Argyle swims.

The Pool squad remains strong with some more summer growth. Good luck to the small team travelling to the first LLCC for the year this Sunday.

With Greg as our new Social Convenor, I am sure he will be happy to receive suggestions on activities worth trying this year

Keep Swimming, Be Kind and look after each other.

Steve C


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