Albany Creek Mini Meet
The Albany Creek Masters Swimming Club hosted The Belgravia Masters Swimming Club and The Swim Academy Masters at a Mini Meet on the 22nd January.
The swim meet was mini in name only as 70 swimmers competed for bragging rights in very relaxed environment.
Nominations for the morning were accepted prior to the 22nd, however, as the intention of the meet was to introduce many swimmers to competitive swimming, late, very late and 30 seconds before an event nomination were gladly accepted and accommodated.
Times were recorded and later sent to the clubs for distribution to their members.
The success of the morning was largely due to Kim and her merry bunch of starters, check starters and time keepers.
Following the brief but enjoyable competition, breakfast was organised, and closely supervised, by a group of enthusiastic Albany Creek volunteers.
A big thanks to Neil and Peter for organising their swim teams for the meet and to all the Albany Creek club volunteers, members and non-members, for making the morning a success.
Albany Creek masters Swimming Club
Many thanks to the Albany Creek Masters club for once again hosting an enjoyable social Sunday meet.
It was a great turnout of swimmers with The Swim Academy Masters bringing along a large group of mostly new swimmers to Masters. Hopefully this is a good sign for the growth of Masters in the upcoming year.
Special thanks to all the volunteers for their help in keeping the swimming events moving with an emphasis on fun and not too serious competition, and I hope Belgravia can reciprocate in the near future.
Thanks so much to you all for coming along this morning. Not only was it a heap of fun but it was very rewarding to see so many jump up for the very first time or jump up for the first time in a very very long time.
One of the great success stories of the morning is our very own superstar Pauline Guthrie. At 75 she jumped up and swam 50 free in her very first competitive race – with the most graceful of dives. Her time of 51.80 was nearly 10sec inside the qualifying time for her age at the World Masters in Japan in August.