Posted on Tuesday 25th February, 2020

New Zealand Masters Games 2020

Janelle Sing and Bev Stubbings recently ventured across the Tasman to compete at the New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin. This was Janelle’s first swim meet, so was very exciting for both swimmers. There were 15 different countries competing in The Masters Games. The companionship at the swimming was very moving. There were only eight Australian competitors due to the bush fires. All the swimmers were very concerned for us and wished us well, and a speedy recovery to all affected by the fires.

All Janelle and Bev’s hard training paid off, with Janelle winning one gold, one silver, one bronze and two fourth places. This was an amazing result for Janelle, and her coach was very proud. Bev also swam very well, winning six gold medals.  

Jan, a friend (met through Masters) and member of the Dunedin Masters Club, gave Janelle and Bev a private tour of Dunedin. They saw the Maori Treaty, a celebration similar to our Australia Day. Jan’s friendship and hospitality was very much enjoyed by Janelle and Bev.

“We were taken to a beach where we were able to get close to sea lions and their pups. We also enjoyed a VIP breakfast with an x New Zealand Cricketer and one of the Silver Ferns netball players. Wow what a great morning!

This was a great trip, and not just for the swimming and sightseeing. We enjoyed friendship with many lovely masters swimming friends. Well done Dunedin Masters Swimming! You really turned it on for all the swimmers!”

Bev and Janelle