Legendary efforts in Sri Chimney Triple Triathlon

Geoff Llewellyn competed in the Sri Chinmoy Triple Triathlon recently and was part of the winning team, Rad’s Ratters in the Open 60+ T9 category.  Geoff completed the 3.5 km swim in 1hr 6min 43sec. Geoff is an older member of the team, and seen here, is possibly also the fittest – he’s not even puffing!

Another Molonglo swimmer, Anna Reynhout swam for the Battle Camp Bandits who came in fourth in the T9 Open category.  Anna completed the 1.5km swim in 25min 16 sec._MG_3591

Swimmers make waves at NSW Short Course Championships

The weekend of 17  and 18 October saw Canberra play host to the NSW Short Course Championships with local clubs Tuggeranong Vikings and Molonglo Water Dragons both featuring high in the results. In fact Tuggeranong were the overall winners and winners of 1st Division, while we at Molonglo managed 7th overall and won the 4th Division with just 13 swimmers.

198 swimmers from 30 NSW clubs were joined by swimmers from Queensland (4 clubs), South Australia (1), Victoria (2) and Tasmania (1). Of these the outstanding swimmer was Linley Frame from the VicSwim Centre in Melbourne. Linley swam for Australia at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Her 50m breaststroke time was beaten by only one of the men (0.5sec) and her 100m breaststroke was 2 seconds faster than the fastest man’s.

The meet was organised and conducted by the NSW Branch of Masters Swimming Australia with help from Tuggeranong and Molonglo on the weekend.

Molonglo did extremely well scoring a total of 507 points. This was 143 more than our 2013 Championships result. While we had only two more swimmers than in 2013 most of the swimmers entered more events (nineteen more individual entries than in 2013 ) and even more points were gained by being able to enter 8 relay teams as against 2 in 2013. Relays score double points and as you will see in the results below each of the teams acquitted themselves well.

Results for each of our swimmers and our relay teams are attached. NSW SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015.

Full results for the meet plus split times for the relay events can be viewed here.

Short course championship a winner

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Molonglo Water Dragons at the AIS for the NSW Short Course Championship

The Molonglo Water Dragons were fully stoked at the NSW Short Course Championships at the AIS recently snagging 31 individual medals and lots of personal best times.

It was a lot of fun and a great morale boost, and 13 swimmers will be training with more enthusiasm this week.  The attached photo shows some of the swimmers, missing are Pat Burke, Marg Hadfield and Tim Mather. There were some great swims to watch as well with former Olympic Breaststroker Linley Frame breaking a world record swimming 100m in 1 min 10 sec.