Myall Master’s comeback at Hunter Reconnection Mini Swim Meet

Myall Masters rep team (from left) Sharon, Mark, Chris, Kate, Sandra, Stephen (Captain), Linda (Vice President) & Trev.

 

AN enthusiastic team from Myall Masters reconnected with other swimmers for the first time since COVID-19 restraints lifted, with nine swimmers participating in a mini swim meet hosted by the Maitland Merlots Masters Swimming Club at the outdoor 50m pool at Maitland Aquatic Centre last Sunday.

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The competition was hard but fun, with swimmers reconnecting with both racing conditions as well as the wider swimming community.

Swimmers were able to participate in up to three events across all strokes, with several of the team members achieving a personal best for the season.

The afternoon finished with a close freestyle relay between all teams (men and women), and the women’s team took the day.

Stephen Rees, Captain, told News Of The Area, “It has been a great swim meet after so long.

“Most of our swimmers achieved a personal best time racing today and the pool conditions were excellent.

“But what really mattered was seeing our team spirit and the camaraderie poolside, with a great mix of people and ages.

“The meet today also provided a great warm-up for our next big swim carnival planned to happen at the Tea Gardens public pool on 13 February 2021.

In 2019, the Myall Masters Swimming Carnival attracted 22 clubs and 177 swimmers to Tea Gardens and was widely regarded as a great success.

Myall Master’s swimming training is every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with excellent coaching provided by trained volunteers, and a COVID-19 safety plan in place.

If you are interested in joining, please contact the Secretary, Ann O’Brien on 0428402931, or the President, Leon Bobako 0438337349.

Further information is also on the Master’s Swimming Australia website at https://mastersswimming.org.au.

 

By Sandra MURRAY

 

On the blocks at the first swim meet for the season at Maitland Pool, hosted by Maitland Merlots Masters.

 

Merry Christmas and a better new year from Myall Masters.

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