QMM Swim Meet Summary 2023
Miami Masters 2023 Swim Meet Report – Peter Reaburn (Meet Director)
Date of Meet: 18 February 2023
Venue: Miami Aquatic Centre
202 swimmers from 30 registered masters swimming clubs entered the meet. Pleasingly, swimmers from Melbourne, Sydney and Townsville clubs attended. ‘Local’ clubs from northern NSW (Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Clarence River – Yamba and Maclean) and southern Queensland clubs also travelled long distances to support us. Thanks to Gympie Gold Fins, Toowoomba, Noosa, and Sunshine Coast for the meet.
20 events were held on the day of the meet and with 13 postal events also included in the results. Thanks to club secretaries or race secretaries for ensuring these were in on time.
While the host club Miami Masters understandably dominated the total point score with their 47 individual swimmers and numerous relay entries, below are the results of the point scores when divided by the number of swimmers from each club.
Large Club (9 or more swimmers)
- Toowoomba Masters
- Rackley Masters
- Noosa Masters
- Miami Masters
- Brisbane Southside Masters
- Clarence River Masters
Small Club (3-8 swimmers)
- Gympie Gold Fins Masters
- Ipswich City Masters
- UQ Masters
- Redlands Bayside Masters
- Yeronga Park Masters
- Brisbane Northside Masters
20 Branch records and 12 National records were broken. That’s great swimming! Key record breakers were:
- Marsha Reddiex (F 80-84) from Belgravia Masters broke 5 Branch and 4 National records. Her 50, 100 and 200 butterfly records smashed the previous times.
- Alan Carlisle (M 70-74) from UQ Masters broke 4 Branch and 1 National record in the 50 Fly.
- David Boylson (M 80-84) from Miami Masters broke 2 Branch and 2 National records in the 50 and 100 Free.
- Neal Moores (M 60-64) from Miami Masters broke a Branch and National record in the 60-65 50 Fly.
- Kady Ibell (F 25-29) from UQ Masters broke the 200 IM Branch and National record.
- Miami Masters broke 3 National 4 x 100m Freestyle relay records in the 280+ women, 240+ men and 280+ men.
- The handicapped “Dash for Cash’ where the fastest 50m freestyle male and female swimmers from 10-year age groups sprinted for $50 cash donated by McGaw Consulting. The events were won by Miami Masters Wendy Abbott and David Boylson. The silver foxes!
- The 16 Novice swimmers who attended and swam at their first masters meet in 50m events in each stroke. More for them next year.
- The Rantan Bush Band playing during the BBQ and after the presentations.
Thinking Ahead Based on Lessons Learnt
- Improved Recording and Timekeeping systems. Ensure Meet Mobile is activated.
- More shade around marshalling area
- More novice and ‘different’ events
A big thank you to all our Miami Masters volunteers, the volunteer timekeepers, Miami Swimming Club Recorders Paul and Kathy Sawoniewski for giving their time to assist us on the day, our major sponsors 94.1 FM, Hutchinson Builders, Rackley Swimming, and Ray Stephens our local MP. Finally, MSQ Business Manager Christina Scolaro and MSQ Director of Recording, Martin Banks. Your patience and efficiency were major contributors to our Meet.