Miami Masters Swim Meet Summary 2022
The annual Miami Masters (QMM) Swim Meet was held on Saturday 12 February at the newly refurbished Miami Aquatic Centre. The rain held off and storms skirted round us!
163 individual masters swimmers attended including swimmers from as far away as Maryborough in Queensland, the always powerful Powerpoints club in Victoria, and the North Sydney Masters.
While fun, fitness, and friendship were the order of the day, 5 Queensland and 2 National Records were broken. Gillian O’Mara and Kathryn Gill from River City Masters based at Somerville House in Brisbane each broke a state record in the 45-49 yr 100 Fly (1.12.58) and the 35-39 yr 100 Breast (1.21.34), respectively. Bob Patterson from Redlands Bayside broke 2 state and national record in the 50 (32.11) and 100m (1.13.13) freestyle in the 75-79 yr age group. The final national and state record broken was by the QMM “Swimmen Women” world record holding 320-359 yr relay team of Margie Fittock, Margie Watts, Denise Robertson and Carole Simpson who shattered the state and national 4X50m freestyle relay times with a swim of 3.04.10.
All other results can be found on the MSQ Website at: Miami Masters Swim Meet 2022
QMM also had awards for:
- Large Club (> 9 entrants) Average (Total points divided by number of entrants): University of Queensland Masters
- Small Club (< 9 entrants) Average (Total points divided by number of entrants): Yeronga Park Yabbies Masters
- Closest to Nominated 50 Free Time: Lisa Swenson (River City Masters) who swam within 0.01
- Closest to Nominated 50 Fly Time: Margie Watts (Miami Masters) who swam within 0.02
QMM wishes to thank the MSQ Officials Michele Burley-Jones, Colin Carter, Bruce Allender, Terry Major who tirelessly gave up their time to officiate the meet with help from Stephen Black from NSW. QMM also wishes to thank MSQ Administrator Christina Scolaro, MSQ Director of Recording Martin Banks, and MSQ Director of Risk Management Emma Maxwell. Their guidance and assistance were invaluable to the success of the meet.
Meets just don’t happen. While many QMM volunteers assisted on the day, many key members were critical to the success of the meet. These included Colette and Gordon Southam, Margie Watts, Roger Belmar, Kathy Carlyon, Lance Kunde, Peter Fenelon, Wendy and Hubie Abbott, Alan Grant, Brenda and Warren Robotham, Julie Stuart, Kathy Watts, Roslyn Davighi, Marg Flanagan, Leanne Browne, Peter Mitchell, Ed Anderson, and Claire Reaburn.
Miami Masters hopes to see you in 2023 for a bigger and better meet.
Many thanks to photographer, Vanessa Teece for the fabulous photos: Click here for more photos