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This is a very overdue post about two dedicated swimmers who travelled to warmer climes to compete in the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games. What commitment! On 26 May two Molonglo Water Dragons headed north to Cairns to swim in the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games. Leaving their winter woollies behind, Adam Cowell and John […]

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Tuggeranong Challenge 2017

Calling for nominations for the Tuggeranong Challenge 2017 on Saturday 16 September. This year the meet will include a special 25m Butterfly event “The Flockart Flyer” will be swum in memory of Richard Flockart. He was one of a kind and always made us smile! We hope everyone attending will take part in this event […]

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Night dip in the lake for 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 […]

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Good times made at recent Intercub

Sunday 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 […]

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Million metres and still swimming

Molonglo Water Dragons swimmer Marg Larkin has joined the million metres club. What a whale of an effort Marg! Marg has been clocking up the kilometres and achieving this important ‘watermark’ received a Masters Swimming Vorgee Million Metres polo shirt and certificate. Vorgee Million Metre Awards acknowledge progress from the “learn to swim” beginner to the distance […]

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ACT in ACTION at NSW Championships

Three of the Water Dragons’ older members ventured to Sydney Olympic Park on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of April to swim with the Tuggeranong team in the Masters Swimming NSW Long Course (50m pool) Championships. They joined 17 other Canberra swimmers to come third in the interclub point score. The point score […]

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Upcoming Interclub set to go

The weather report says it’s going to be a lousy day outside, but it will be nice and warm at the Lakeside Leisure Centre where we will be swimming in style for fun on Sunday 4 June. The Tuggeranong Vikings have booked enough lanes for everyone, the cheer squad’s all ready to go, there’s raffles, […]

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Broulee ocean swimmers make waves

A group of five hardy Molonglo Water Dragons made their way to Broulee over the Canberra day long weekend to do the Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean swim.  This was no organised team effort, just a group of like-minded swimmers interested in swimming in the ocean, safe in the knowledge (hope?) that the organisers had […]

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Water Dragons results at 26 February 2017 Interclub

Molonglo Water Dragons hosted the first ACT Interclub competition for the year at the Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre on a sunny Sunday afternoon (see previous post). Fielding a team of 6 women and 12 men the Water Dragons acquitted themselves well. Tuggeranong Vikings with 24 swimmers was victorious in the overall pointscore with 664 points followed […]

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Fun in the sun on a sunny Sunday

The first ACT Interclub meet for 2017 brought the three local Masters clubs together at Queanbeyan Pool for three hours of competition on Sunday 26 February. Starting competition at 3.30pm on a bright sunny afternoon the races continued through until 6.30pm. As we were still on summer time it was particularly pleasant for the last hour. […]