No doubt all North Sydney competitors at the State Short Course in Woy Woy are waking up a little weary this morning after a stunning weekend of competition. We not only won the sartorial stakes in our new club costumes but also many individual events, relays, age groups and plenty of PBs as well.
As you’ve no doubt already heard Colin did his 100 freestyle in a blistering time of 59:85. His first sub 1:00 100 freestyle swim. Congratulations Colin. Not to be out done Sarah Koch went 3:01 in the 200 Breaststroke and Melanie Speet1:02 for100 Freestyle. Girls can do everything!
Despite distractions Christina blitzed the field in her Backstroke races and went painfully close to beating John de Vries in the 200 and 100 IMs.
- John 2:39:63, Christina 2:39:96 in the 200IM. Congratulations on the sub 2:40:00s!!
- John 1:14:33, Christina 1:14:82 in the 100 IM.
I realise this is an unfair comparison but it’s always worth seeing Christina mow John down in the Breaststroke.
Joe, Stefan, Luke and coach John put in some great performances. In a race of youth over beauty Luke Parr narrowly touched out John Wynberg in the 50 Freestyle. Luke in a time of 29:89 and John 29:99. Well done guys!
Katie Price and Erin Crawford competed brilliantly in their events. Katie stunned herself by claiming gold in the 100 IM and silver in her 100 Freestyle. So come on all you girls and boys in Lane 1 and 2. Have a chat to Katie and Erin over the next few months and maybe next year we can get you surprising yourselves while having fun.
North Sydney came third in the average point score by a very small margin so well done us! The Nationals are on in Sydney next April. How about supporting your club, getting into training over the summer and getting us some points!
As pool competition winds down over the next month or so and the ocean swimming cranks up could I say good luck with the fish (small ones preferably) and as an aperitif to the season Claire Latham won her age group at the Forresters Beach Ocean swim a few weekends ago. Well done Claire!
Thanks to Colin for organising the sleepover at McMasters Beach. By all accounts it was a great weekend of competing, sun, sand, surf and rugby. What more could anyone want!
Submitted by: Helen White, Co-Pool Captain
Editor’s note: Thank you to the pool captains for taking care of us on deck – ensuring our entries got in, hanging the banner and to Rainman (John DeVries) for his fantastic relay configurations resulting in 4 gold, 4 silver in the relays.
You can see more photos on the facebook page at this link. (Please note, photos posted so far are not the greatest! To the photographers who attended the meet, please post your photos!)