School carnivals had a warm-up effect at Swimming Club as there were some amazing personal best set on Friday night.
All swimmers had better find out what Hugh Breen has for breakfast and copy it as he dropped 4 seconds off his time in the 25m freestyle.
His improvement in the 50m freestyle was astounding as he annihilated his PB by 41 seconds!
Oliver Etty dropped 3 seconds off his best time in the 25m freestyle while Ryan Ellis and Patrick Hickman improved by 2 seconds.
One second improvements came from Amy Harrison, Amber Johnson, Rebecca O’Dea, Jake Wythes and Peter Stacey.
Jake dropped another second in the semis which takes his time down to 14 seconds for the 25m freestyle.
Hudson Izzard and Luca Mirto also improved their times by a second in the semis which made for a quick Spoon final.
In the final Luca Mirto started out from lane one and powered up the pool with the other lanes entering the water on their handicap times.
Michael Coady in lane 2 was flying after Luca and at the wall it was just four tenths of a second in it as Luca took home the Spoon in a personal best time of 31 seconds, a 3 second improvement over the night.
Michael Coady lowered his time by a second in second place, a great effort after his school swimming carnival earlier in the day.
In the 50m freestyle other improvers apart from Hugh were, Ryan Ellis, 9 seconds, Connor Munroe, 7 seconds, and Michael Coady 5 seconds.
Toby Fisher, Caleb Giger and Rianna Reeves took 4 seconds off their times while Bill Harrison and Jake Wythes improved their times by 3 seconds.
Two second improvements came from Ella Breen, Alex Flannery, Hudson Izzard and Sammy Austin while Amber Johnson shaved a second from her best time.
In the 50m breaststroke Connor Munroe showed his speciality as he smashed his best time by 14 seconds before Oliver Etty improved by 9 seconds.
Caleb Giger and Damon McKay knocked 6 seconds off their times before Angus Fisher lowered his by 5 seconds and Caitlin Brand improved hers by 4 seconds.
Louis O’Dea, Jamie Austin, Georgie Fisher and Mitchell Clarke sliced 3 seconds from their times while Michael Coady and Ellie Dicton improved by 2.
In the 25m BBB Jackson Stacey was the lone improver took 3 seconds off his best time.
Though tired, times kept falling in the 50m backstroke as Mitchell Clarke knocked 5 seconds from his best time closely followed by Sam Flannery who dropped her time by 4 seconds.
Three second decreases came from Tori McKay, Josie Clements, and Alicia Earsman while Jamie Austin, Jen Holmes and Georgie Fisher all took 2 seconds from their best times.
In the 50m butterfly Dominic Smyth has obviously found his favourite stroke as he smashed his PB by 16 seconds before Georgie Fisher dropped 8 seconds off her best and Will Wright improved his time by 4 seconds.
Sixty swimmers again lined up for the relay with 25 seconds separating lanes one and six in the handicap start.
It came down to a three horse race with Finbar Smyth anchoring lane 2 which finished just ahead of lanes six and three.
Collecting their ribbons next week with Finbar will be Josh Flannery, Bill Harrison, Jamie Austin, Josie Clements, Julia Stanley, Caleb Giger, Joe Besedic, Ryan Ellis and Ruby Arnott.
Championships start this week and this year we will be running 2 championships a week with Freestyle and Breaststroke this week.
Could all swimmers please note- ‘there are no Friday entries all swimmers must sign up before Wednesday afternoon or they will not swim in the Championships!’
Along with the Championships there will be the spoon and the 50m backstroke and butterfly, so be ready and quiet at roll call at 5:45pm on Friday.
The date for the official opening of the revamped Canowindra Pool has been set for Sunday 9th March.
Diving silver medallist from the London Olympics, Brittany Brogan has agreed to perform the official opening.
While details of the opening are still being worked out Swimming Club needs the Canowindra community’s help in tracking down people who were involved with the Pool over the years.
This includes anybody that was involved in the construction of the original pool; former managers of the pool; people involved with Swimming Club since 1954; learn to swim teachers; in fact, any one that had some ties to the Pool since it was opened in February 1954.
If you know of any one who deserves an invitation to the opening contact Lynne Russell [email protected]南京夜网 with their details and she will put them on the invite list.
Rack your brains so everyone gets a chance to see the great new Canowindra Pool complex.
Amelia Holmes motors down the pool in the backstroke.
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