Myall Masters in The Twilight Zone

Laurie Vickery on Block 1
Laurie Vickery on Block 1

Myall Masters Swimming Club
By Rhonda BOBAKO

Last week Myall Masters swimmers Leon Bobako, Chris Mobbs and Laurie Vickery travelled to Western Sydney to compete in West’s Masters Club twilight meet.

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For Bobako it was a nostalgic return to where his swimming prowess was firmly instilled by his coach, the renowned Vic Arneil.

No longer a 13-year-old lad who turned up every day to train in the Birrong Swimming Pool, Leon’s swimming technique (learnt those many years ago) was evident with him placing first in all entered events.

For Leon, the pool surrounds and the faces of people may have changed after 55 years but not his passion for swimming.

Supported by Leon, and Club Captain Chris Mobbs, Laurie Vickery had the best possible start to his competitive swimming for Myall Masters, placing first in the 50m freestyle.

Laurie’s swim was impressive.

Chris Mobbs continues to better his form in competition. Chris’ dedication to training converts to success in the pool at every swim meet.


L Bobako, 65-69 years, 1st 50m butterfly, backstroke and breastroke.

C Mobbs, 65-69 years, 3rd 50m freestyle, 2nd 50m breastroke, 4th 50m backstroke.

L Vickery, 70-74 years, 1st 50m freestyle.

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