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2021 NSW LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Only one club member contested the comeback NSW State Championships on the 10th and 11th April after the first break in 45 years (in 2020 due to Covid). Swimming at the Sydney Olympic Pool, Homebush, with our sister club Tuggeranong so he could compete in relays, club Vice President John Collis came away with three […]

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ACT Time Trials 1

The first of a series of Time Trials planned for the ACT was run by the Tuggeranong Vikings on Saturday 27 March. This is a new type of meet that doesn’t require a lot of officials and runs smoothly with less stress on all involved. A key to this is a self-marshalling system where your […]

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Sri Chinmoy Lake Swim 2020

The Sri Chinmoy Lake Swim is swum each year over three distance options: 5km, 2.5km and 500m. Age groups are under 50 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over for the 2.5km and 5km and under 13, under 17, and 17 and over for the 500 metres swim. The 34th annual swim was held last Sunday […]

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NSW Short Course Championships

80 year old Gary Stutsel was the only Molonglo Water Dragons swimmer to contest the Masters Swimming NSW Short Course Championships held at the Woy Woy Pool on the weekend of the 12th and 13th October. Gary swam with the Tuggeranong Vikings team and competed in three of the five relay events contested by the […]

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Early Winter Interclub 16 June 2018 – 25m course at Gunghalin

On a clear sunny Canberra Sunday afternoon 46 swimmers, 8 non-swimming officials and about a dozen non swimming supporters met at the Gungahlin Leisure Centre. The workers arrived before 1.30pm to set everything up with the able assistance of Lachlan and his staff at the Centre. As it was winter there was hardly another person […]

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Keeping it in the family

Two years ago Molonglo Water Dragons President John Collis was awarded Male Swimmer of the Meet at the 2017 Great Barrier Reef Masters Games. John had swum three first places, each in record time, plus a second and a third to score better than any other male. John returned to Cairns recently for the 2019 […]

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Molonglo Megasaurs Mega Swim for MS

Once again, the Molonglo Megasaurs, a guns-for-hire subset of the Molonglo Water Dragons lashed out on the weekend of 4-5 May to swim for 24 hours non-stop to raise funds for MS Australia.  A hardy team of 15 swimmers lined up to swim their weekend away, raising $2,345 to support people living with Multiple Sclerosis […]

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ACT INTERCLUB 2019 – SWIM MEET 2

NON-BPS (UNSANCTIONED) MEET OPEN TO ALL MASTERS SWIMMING MEMBERS AND OTHER ACT or NSW SWIMMERS AGED 18 or over DATE Sunday, 16 June 2019 VENUE The Gunghalin Leisure Centre 71 The Valley Avenue, Gunghalin, ACT Indoor Heated Pool with anti-wave ropes. Pool is NOT surveyed but all times recorded by MSNSW swimmers are eligible for […]

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MOLONGLO WATER DRAGONS at STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

27th and 28th APRIL 2019, Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC) The annual Masters Swimming NSW Long Course Championships were held at SOPAC on the weekend of the 27th and 28th April. This was later than usual as the National Championships had been held in March. 309 swimmers competed for the MSNSW pointscores and trophies […]

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MOLONGLO WATER DRAGONS RESULTS at ACT INTERCLUB 17 February 2019 in Gungahlin 50m pool

What a great meet this was for the Water Dragons! Every swimmer finished with each of their three times in the Masters Swimming NSW Top 10 for 2019. This success should be treated with some caution as there have been only four competitions to the end of February. Trinity King and Tanya Colyer swam number […]