After missing the 320+ 4x50m freestyle record at the NSW Championships in October, the club’s Awesome Foursome decided to try to break it at the Campbelltown meet held on Saturday, 28th January. The current record of 3:00.45 was set by Manly Club 23 years ago in 2000 and it must be the longest standing record […]
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2022 NSW STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
On Saturday 15th and Sunday 26th the ACT/NSW Long Course (50m pool) Championships were held in the AIS Pool. 236 swimmers competed over the weekend coming from the Far South Coast to as far north as Yamba. 20 of the 236 came in from interstate clubs as this even was part of the National Swim […]
FIVE of OUR MEN at NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
20 to 23 April 2022 The 2020 Tokyo Olympics may have been delayed until 2021 but we can go one better. The MSA National Championships, Sydney 2020 were delayed first until 2021 and then finally held in 2022! And the winner was Tuggeranong Vikings! With the help of three of our men Tuggeranong outscored 83 […]
Can Anyone Beat This?
In 2021, Geoff Llewellyn, then 88, completed the last of the 62 Endurance 1000 program swims on Thursday the 10th June. At the time this was Australian record time for completing this series of swims. This year, Geoff now 89, has finished all 62 swims by 10am on the 5th May. As the Endurance programs […]
Masters Swimming Australia Life Membership
At the recent Tuggeranong Time trials treasurer, Gary Stutsel, was presented with a plaque recognizing his life membership of MSA. The presentation was made by Anne Smythe at the end of the swims. When asked about when and why he became the first life member of MSA, Gary replied in 1985 in recognition of the […]
MILLION METRES AWARDS
(that’s right, 1000 km) Molonglo Water Dragons’ (MWDs’) four million metres swimmers! Pictured above in their million metre polo shirts are MWD’s four million metre plus swimmers, namely left to right John Collis, Chris Hayhoe, Marg Larkin and Geoff Llewellyn. These four swimmers between them have swum at least half way around Australia and received […]
Saturday 26 February 2022 Lakeside Leisure Centre, Tuggeranong On what turned from a cloudy, cool summer’s afternoon into a wet and windy evening, the Tuggeranong Vikings organised a well run set of time trials in preparation for the National Championships to be held in the Sydney Olympic Pool in April. Starting at 3pm and finishing […]
Popular John Wins 2021 Betty Grant Award
Club Captain and Vice-President, John Collis, was presented with the Batty Grant Award at the Campbelltown Swim held on Saturday 29th January. The award commemorates the involvement with Masters NSW by Betty Grant who was a long time stalwart of Trinity Club. It is for members of the Masters Swimming NSW (and ACT) Branch who […]
Campbelltown Swim Meet
29 February 2022 Four Water Dragons entered the recent Saturday swim meet at the Gordon Fetterplace Swim Centre, Campbelltown. Three, Marg Larkin (60), John Collis (70), and Timothy Mather (77) all ventured up the Hume, car sharing with John at the wheel. Fellow entrant Gary Stutsel (83) did not swim due to health concerns. Our […]
He has done it AGAIN!
Geoff Llewellyn, 88, completed the last of the 62 Endurance 1000 program swims on Thursday the 10th June. Is Geoff the first in Australia to complete the 2021 Endurance program?