Night dip in the lake for winter solstice

Image shows group of swimmer after their dip in the lake

This blurrrrry image of brrrrrrrry swimmers after their dip in Lake Burley Griffin for the winter solstice

A happy bunch of wacky lappers  took the plunge into Lake Burley Griffin to mark the winter sol
stice. It was more of a sprint than an endurance event, but very invigorating.  Instigator Marg Hadfield swears that on that one day of the year the lake has special rejuvenating powers which can take years off your life.  Well done to Marg, Tim Booth, Alison Compston, Chris Loose and David Dedenczuk for having the courage to give it a go.  The plan is to do it again next year, but in the morning, when everyone can see where they are going.  The event was filmed by ABC TV news and you may be able to find it on i-view.

Good times made at recent Intercub

Image of someone wearing a Masters swimming swim capSunday 4 June saw 47 swimmers from the three ACT clubs along with visitors from Penrith and Newcastle entering the three hour swim meet. Held at the Lakeside Leisure Centre the meet was hosted by Tuggeranong Vikings. Due no doubt to the cold weather and winter ills only 38 of the 47 competed.

Vikings had the biggest team with 19 (12 women and 7 men), Ginninderra who swim at CISAC had 5 (2 women, 2 men and a non-member woman) while the Molonglo Water Dragons fielded the second biggest team with 12 (9 men and 3 women). The visitors were Lesley Doran of Novocastrian Club (Newcastle) aand Stephen De Lorenzo of Penrith. Stephen is the coach at the Thredbo Leisure Centre.

Numbers won the day with Tuggeranong winning the overall and Women’s point scores, while Molonglo won the Men’s point score and came second overall.

Women’s Team Scores

  1. Tuggeranong Vikings            444 pts
  2. Molonglo Water Dragons     112
  3. Ginninderra Masters               60
  4. Novocastrian                            29

Men’s Team Scores

  1. Molonglo Water Dragons     311 pts
  2. Tuggeranong Vikings            236
  3. Ginninderra Masters               50
  4. Penrith Masters                       40

Combined Team Scores

  1. Tuggeranong Vikings            700
  2. Molonglo Water Dragons     443
  3. Ginninderra Masters            130
  4. Penrith Masters                       40
  5. Novocastrian                             29

The odd numbers came from the Mixed Relays comprising two women and two men.

Due to our odd numbers Molonglo were only able to field  a Mixed Team and a Men’s Team. Both of these teams won their age groups unopposed.

240 to 279 Mixed 4 x 50m Freestyle

Geoff Llewellyn 84, David Dedenczuk 53, Mary Liz Partridge 52 and Margaret Hadfield 61 swam 10th fastest time in NSW in 3mins:11.25 seconds

280 to 319 Men’s 4 X 50M Freestyle

Paul Maggs 75, Donald McMiken 75, John Collis 65 and Tim Booth 66 swam 6th fastest time in NSW in 2mins:44.46 seconds

John Collis poking his tongue out

John Collis in fine form!

Full results can be see here.

Water Dragons 4 June 2017 results