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Grafton Services Swim Club

The South Grafton heated pool will be closed during the months of April and May was the overwhelming news delivered to GDSC Swimming Club members by president Steve, as he addressed them prior to competition on Tuesday evening. The news that the Olympic pool would remain open during this time brings little comfort, as the weather in late April and the entire month of May will be far too cold for most to consider competing. For members who have a strict regime of a daily swim, to those who partake of only one to two training sessions per week, this period of inactivity will be hard to accept. President Steve also wished the group of swimmers who travelled to Goondiwindi, keen competition and camaraderie as they competed at the Far North Coast/ Far North West carnival. He also welcomed Murphy Thompson and Josie Adamson along to the evening’s events. Results of last week’s meet saw the ladies, once again, progressing to the finals. The 50m freestyle final however, was a male only affair, with Tyler Durrington, David Moon, Terry Barnes and Andrew Madden making their way to the blocks. With eleven seconds handicap separating the four finalists, it wasn’t until the swimmers had reached the 40m distance that the group began to bunch up. Moony touched first, followed .04 of a second later by Durro Jnr, then came Andrew. Barnesy was the tail ender. With all times correct, this was the final outcome. New comer, Peter Lebreton made it to the final of the 30m freestyle along with Ian Goodman, Toni Ensbey and Jenny Vickery. Ian was dead set unlucky in this race, breaking his time by the tiniest amount of .04. Jenny also busted by .44. These eliminations provided a win to Peter and second place to Toni. The last race of the night was the 30m B B & B. Toni Ensbey, having just competed in the 30m freestyle, made her way back to the start, and lining up with her were Jill Enks, David Moon and Bob Owen. Jill’s great performance from last week carried through again with her taking this event with the best time recorded. David .31 away was placed second with Bob and Toni, both a little slow on times, filling third and fourth place. Toni Ensbey