A, Our swimmers in action
3rd and 9th November our swimmer Cyril’s had a fundraising swim –70 x100m at Des Renford Pool, Maroubra. Cyril did great job and another swimmers came to support him. It was nice to see Rachael, Scott, Katarina, John and also Vlad in the pool. Cyril couldn’t stop doing long swim sessions in the pool and the week after he did the 70×100 challenge he jumped into Botany pool and swam 70×200 set. Rachael, Daniel, Katarina and others were again helping him get through the set. Irene also pooped down for Brisbane to show her support. And for that were wondering – yes he has just turned 70. Great job guys
We have around 20 swimmers registered as solos for the Rottnest swim in Feb 2014. This is the highest number of squad swimmers in history of Vladswim. I hope everyone takes their preparation seriously. Good luck
On 15thNov 8 swimmers travelled to Currarong Beach – Thanks to Lawrence we had a wonderful weekend. Accommodation was in the one house so it got all swimmers together and in a relaxed atmosphere enabled everyone to feel part of the swim team. On the camp we attended 4 swims and covered around 15k of swimming. Great Jarvis Bay location gave everyone a beautiful swim experience. Thank you Lawrence for great idea
23rd Nov. Nutrition Seminar at Bondi with Sarah Dacres-Mannings was great and educational for everyone. Sarah is the only dietician in NSW who has been awarded Fellow (education) status with Sports Dieticians Australia and she has been a Vladswim member and ocean swimmer for years. She explained to everyone about main source of energy for distance swimmers and also about other nutritional components affecting swimming performance. The money collected on the seminar was donated to Sarah as fundraising for the Red Cross Blood bank. Vladswim team send $400.
A huge congrats to Zoe Whitfield who swam the berry Rickards 5km out at Penrith on Sat 9/11 and came 2nd in her age with a time of 1hr 9mins and 50 secs. This qualifiers her for the State Open Water titles. Awesome job Miss Zoe.
Congrats to Ursula Moloney who complete Mandurah 70.3, Mel Houghton who did Huskisson sprint and James Trude, Justin North who did Husky Olympic. Special mention to Michael Taylor and Colleen Mallon, who got 2nd in their age at Husky Olympic. Forster half on 23/11 saw Charlie Low return to racing with a 20th O’all and 1st in age, Clyde R 5th in age, Sabine H 4th in age and Mike G all have great races. Well done to you all
A week and a bit ago we had Lorna White and Sean Killworth do well at Narrabeen 1.8km. Last weekend we had Dean Swimmer (Summers), Kylie Thomas, Sean Killworth, Sarah Dacres-Mannings, Greg Pride, and Stuart Thomas do very well at Collaroy. Balmain – round cockatoo Island – saw Conrad Johnston, Karl Bourke, have great swims and Ursula Moloney swam to and back. Coogee last weekend was the start of the mainstream swims and we had a lot of Vladswimmers and a lot of good results. In the 1km in their respective age categories Justin Hanby 1st Brian May 5th, ,Scott Miers1st , Damien Scales 4th, and Jerry Murphy, Karl Bourke, Cate Paterson have great swims. For the 2.4km – Iain Melluish 10th o’all,2nd in age, Justin H 5th in age, Heath Davies 7th,Scott Miers 6th,Damien Scales ,Cyril B 1st,Michael F, Gavin S, Wendy G 2nd, Neil B, Andrew R, Mike B, Lorna W 5th, Alistair N, Michael McK, Simon S, Fiona W, John L, Evan S, Victoria N, Jerry M, Karl B, Nikki W, Melissa H, Nicole L and Stuart T all swam well. Dee Why was also on last weekend where Sarah DM Come 2nd in age and was the best fundraiser congrats.