Molonglo Water Dragons excel in the water

Swimming with 180 other competitors from 30 other clubs the North Canberra / Queanbeyan based Molonglo Water Dragons Club excelled themselves at the Masters Swimming NSW Short Course Championships. Swimmers aged from 18 to 88 travelled from as far west as Perth and as far north as Yamba to compete in the AIS pool on Saturday and Sunday 14-15 October.

Fielding a team of three women and nine men the Water Dragons acquitted themselves well winning the 3rd Division point score with 533 points 237 more than their nearest rival the club. Fellow Canberra clubs also did very well, with south side Tuggeranong second in the 1st division with 1064 points and Belconnen based Ginninderra first in the 4th division with 81 points.

Top performer for the Molonglo team was Mark Carroll who swam five 1st places to win his age group and then led off the 160 to 199 Medley relay team to win their race. The men’s teams finished second in three other relay events and fourth in both of their mixed (2 women plus 2 men) event. Others to finish in the top three in their age group were Ed Auzins (3rd), Ross Burden (3rd) and Gary Stutsel (2nd).

In total the team gained 44 individual medals (19 gold, 14 silver, and 11 bronze).

Special mention should be made of Les Worthington and Margaret Larkin who while not swimming spent most of the meet either timekeeping or on the medals stand.

This image shows Molonglo Water Dragons Team (left to right) Front row: Les Worthington, Trinity King , and Margaret Larkin; 2nd row: Geoff Llewellyn, Tanya Colyer, and Gary Stutsel; 3rd row: Mark Carroll, Mary Liz Partridge, John Collis; Top row: Gavin Atherton, Tim Booth, Ed Auzins. Missing Ross Burden and Paul Maggs.

Molonglo Water Dragons Team (left to right) Front row: Les Worthington, Trinity King , and Margaret Larkin; 2nd row: Geoff Llewellyn, Tanya Colyer, and Gary Stutsel; 3rd row: Mark Carroll, Mary Liz Partridge, John Collis; Top row: Gavin Atherton, Tim Booth, Ed Auzins. Missing Ross Burden and Paul Maggs

This image shows Molonglo Water Dragons team members poolside. Left to right: Ross Burden, Gary Stutsel, Mary Liz Partridge, Gavin Atherton, John Collis, Tanya Colyer, Ed Auzins and Margaret Larkin

Molonglo Water Dragons team members poolside. Left to right: Ross Burden, Gary Stutsel, Mary Liz Partridge, Gavin Atherton, John Collis, Tanya Colyer, Ed Auzins and Margaret Larkin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows Water Dragons President John Collis with the trophy for first place in the 3rd Division at the NSW Short Course Championships

Water Dragons President John Collis with the trophy for first place in the 3rd Division at the NSW Short Course Championships

This image shows President John Collis (left) models his one million metres polo shirt, while Ross Burden (right) advertises the MS 24 hour Mega Swim

President John Collis (left) models his one million metres polo shirt, while Ross Burden (right) advertises the MS 24 hour Mega Swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all of these swimmers. Club results of the meet are here. The full results of the meet are here.

MOLONGLO WATER DRAGONS results 4 June 2017 Interclub
Age Group Name Event Time Place Points (1st=10, 2nd=9, 3rd=8 4th=7 etc) NSW Ranking for 2017
Women
35-39
Trinity King 50m Breaststroke 1:01.71 2 9 4
100m Breaststroke dq
200m Breaststroke 4:42.70 2 9 2
  Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 5 18
50-54
Mary Liz Partridge 100m Freestyle 1:33.48 6 5 12
200m Freestyle 3:21.21 3 8 9
50m Backstroke 49.91 6 5 11
100m Backstroke 1:55.01 3 8 5
200m Backstroke 3:59.89 3 8 3
  Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 9 34
55-59
Tanya Colyer 200m Freestyle 4:16.38 5 6 12
100m Backstroke 2:26.80 3 8 4
50m Butterfly 1:04.33 3 8 7
200m Butterfly 5:45.13 4 7 4
100m Medley 2:22.84 4 7 11
  Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 9 36
Men
30-34
Gavin Atherton 50m Freestyle 27.44 2 9 2
100m Freestyle 1:02.05 2 9 2
200m Freestyle 2:21.24 1 10 2
100m Butterfly 1:15.18 1 10 1
  Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 4 38
35-39
Ed Auzins 100m Freestyle 1:06.20 1 10 3
50m Breaststroke 35.32 1 10 2
100m Breaststroke 1:21.01 1 10 2
50m Butterfly 30.01 1 10 3
 Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 3 40
45-49
Mark Carroll 50m Backstroke 32.81 1 10 1
200m Backstroke 2:33.42 1 10 1
100m Breaststroke 1:19.31 1 10 1
100m Medley 1:09.03 1 10 1
200m Medley 2:37.60 1 10 1
 Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 1 50
55-59
Ross Burden 100m Freestyle 1:13.49 1 10 8
200m Freestyle 2:46.30 1 10 5
100m Breaststroke 1:41.27 2 9 3
100m Medley 1:26.87 1 10 5
200m Medley 3:18.92 3 8 3
 Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 3 47
Age Group Name Event Time Points NSW Ranking for 2017
Men cont.
65-69
Tim Booth   50m Freestyle 34.97 4 7 12
100m Freestyle 1:17.66 3 8 9
200m Freestyle 2:55.01 3 8 4
100m Medley dq
 Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 12 23
John Collis 50m Backstroke 44.30 2 9 7
50m Breaststroke 39.98 2 9 4
100m Breaststroke 1:31.69 2 9 3
200m Breaststroke 3:32.88 2 9 2
100m Medley 1:31.39 2 9 9
 Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 4 45
75-79
Paul Maggs 50m Freestyle 43.39 3 8 6
100m Freestyle 1:50.12 2 9 7
 Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 5 17
Gary Stutsel 50m Freestyle 34.99 1 10 1
50m Butterfly 49.76 1 10 1
100m Butterfly 2:11.48 1 10 1
100m Medley 1:56.33 2 9 2
200m Medley 4:13.16 1 10 1
 Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 2 49
80-84
Geoff Llewellyn 50m Freestyle 49.92 2 9 4
100m Freestyle 1:57.44 2 9 2
200m Freestyle 4:22.45 3 8 3
100m Backstroke 2:55.22 3 8 3
200m Backstroke Dq
 Place in age group and total points scored (maximum possible 50) 4 34
RELAY EVENTS
MEN’S 4 x 50m FREESTYLE
160 to 199 age group
Ross Burden, Ed Auzins, Mark Carroll, Gavin Atherton 1:55.22 2 18 4
280 to 319 age group
Paul Maggs, John Collis, Gary Stutsel, Tim Booth 2:37.61 2 18 5
MIXED 4 x 50m MEDLEY
200 to 239 age group
Mary Liz Partridge, Trinity King, John Collis, Gary Stutsel 3:11.89 4 14 11
MEN’S 4 X 50M MEDLEY
160 to 199 age group
Mark Carroll, Ed Auzins, Gavin Atherton, Tim Booth 2:11.77 1 20 6
280 to 319 age group
Gary Stutsel, John Collis, Ross Burden, Geoff Llewellyn 2:59.60 2 18 4
MIXED 4 x 50m FREESTYLE
240 to 279 age group
Tanya Colyer Mary Liz Partridge Gary Stutsel Ross Burden 2:52.30 4 14 11