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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?

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Fun in the Sun

From the 21-23 May veteran sun-lover, club vice-president and registrar, John Collis braved the warmth and sun to compete in the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games GBRMG). This was no mystery to John who attended high school in Cairns and has competed in these Games twice before. In 2017 John, who was at the young […]

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Calling all Long Distance Swimmers!

If you are interested in long distance or open water swimming the following information from Greg Gourley may interest you. Greg was voted Masters Swimming Australia’s Coach of the Year for 2020. He is proposing training sessions on Friday mornings at 7:30,  either at Tuggeranong or Stromlo Pool. If you are keen to improve your […]

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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 […]