The Water Dragons team of three women and 12 men acquitted themselves well at the interclub swim held at Tuggeranong Pool on Saturday afternoon the 18 June 2016.
With just a few more swimmers to make up say, three mixed relay teams (two men and two women per team) we would have been in a position to challenge the dominance of the Tuggeranong Vikings. As it was, our men outscored their men by 449 points to their 148. In the women’s events the Vikings scored 555 to our 115 and in the relay events Vikings outscored the Water Dragons 80 points to 60. We won the three men’s relay events and Vikings won the two women’s and two mixed relays.
Overall the scores were Vikings 743, Molonglo 564 and Ginninderra 10. We look forward to making the results closer in the October competition. The results may be viewed at
We were responsible for providing refreshments at the pool and Viri Silva Perez did most of the buying and organising. John Collis baked some scrumptious slices and Peter Coggins organised the urn and the hot drinks. Poolside John Collis worked as Judge of Stroke – checking swimmers were doing the right stroke, Audrey Stutsel did the marshalling for the three hours of the meet, Alan Ford started all of the events and Gary Stutsel refereed between his swims ably assisted by Jodie Burke of Blacktown Club. The Vikings provided the rest of the officials and this is an area where we could lift our game with help particularly from those who choose not to compete.
I am sure all swimmers will be interested in seeing how we are performing against our peers from NSW clubs in 2016.
|Women||Age Group||Event||Time||Place in NSW in 2016|
|Viri Silva Perez||30-34||50m Freestyle||49.00||14th|
|Mary Liz Partridge
Currently ranked 8th with National Swim time
|Gavin Atherton||30-34||50m Butterfly||32.57||3rd|
|200m Ind. Medley||2:47.84||3rd|
|Adam Cowell||35-39||50m Freestyle||31.30||6th|
|David Specker||50-54||50m Freestyle||34.28||27th|
|Richard Whiteley||50-54||50m Freestyle||33.84||24th|
|Ross Burden||55-59||100m Freestyle||1:14.99||11th|
|Nikolai Manassiev||55-59||50m Freestyle||31.75||7th|
|200m Ind. Medley||3:21.09||6th|
Currently ranked 4th with National Swim time
|Tim Booth||65-69||50m Freestyle||34.45||10th|
|Peter Coggins||65-69||50m Freestyle||40.15||16th|
|Paul Maggs||70-74||50m Freestyle||42.78||9th|
|John Oke||75-79||200m Freestyle||4:06.50||9th|
|Gary Stutsel||75-79||50m Freestyle||35.90||4th|
Congratulations to all of these swimmers. All members should note that recorded times they swim on club nights and at all interclub meets are eligible for both the NSW and National Top 10 Lists.
|Men’s 160-199||4 x 50m Freestyle||2:07.92||3rd|
|Men’s 240-279||4 x 50m Freestyle||2:30.26||4th|
|Men’s 280-319||4 x 50m Freestyle||2:42.78||5th|
Our three ladies, Viri, Mary Liz and Tanya teamed with Vikings’ David Bale to swim in the Mixed Relay. Sadly they were not eligible for points as all four swimmers must be competing for the same club.
Compiled by Gary Stutsel