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Grafton Services Swim Club

It was certainly a grand night for the lads when members met this week. Not one lady made it to a final, and that wasn’t due to them not trying. It was great to see Bill Goddard back in the water after his extended stay in the Northern Territory and Ian Davis also wandered in from the wilderness. Quite a few speeding fines were handed out during the night, with two finals having only four competitors, due to whole heats being disqualified. The first heat to experience a man down was the 25m freestyle. Competing were Tyler Durrington, Terry Marsh, Greg Holder and Steve Donnelly. A very close finish occurred, but it was the ever consistent Tyler who took the honours with Marshy and Steve filling the minor places. Six swimmers mounted the blocks for the start of the 50m final. Doug Ensbey, grandson Taj O’Mahony, Ian Davis, Ian Goodman, Bruce Durrington and David Moon were hopeful of scoring some points in this event and as the race progressed, it was Goodman who cruised in to touch first. However, his glory was short lived when advised he had busted and first place was handed to Bruce. David and Doug arrived home second and third respectfully. The final event for the night proved to be an easy point scorer for Terry Marsh. Swimming against Doug Ensbey, Damien O’Mahony and Bob Owen, all Terry had to do was stick to his time, as the other three, so keen to have a win, broke their times by over two seconds. The club’s AGM is being held after the swim next week and it would be wonderful to see as many members there as possible. Toni Ensbey