Clarence River Masters had nine swimmers represent the club at the Miami Long Course Carnival on Saturday February 11. Despite trying conditions on the day and with limited sprint training at home due to recent heatwave conditions, there were some great swims.
Highlights included swims by John Morton and Susie Prosser in the 100m freestyle event; recording times of 1.14 and 1.20 respectively. Suzie also won her 50m butterfly event.
The 50m freestyle was hotly contested between Judy King and Ken Adams swimming in adjacent lanes, with Ken the winner by a short body length. Another long-standing club rivalry between Alan (Dubbo) Lawrence and Helmut Klein played out in the 50m breaststroke; with Helmut winning, not only that race, but all his events to claim Age Champion status once again.
There were some fantastic results from all nine competitors including:
Ken Adams – 2nd place in 50m & 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke.
Judy King – 1st place 50m freestyle, 2nd in 100m and 200m freestyle.
Helmut Klein – 1st place in 50m, 100m & 200m breaststroke.
Bobbie Winger – 2nd place in 100m & 200m breaststroke, 3rd in 400m BR.
Suzie Prosser – 1st place in 50m butterfly, 2nd in both 50m & 100m freestyle.
John Morton – 2nd place in both 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly.
Chris Muldoon – 2nd in 200m freestyle; top ten in 50m &100m freestyle.
Alan Lawrence – 2nd place in 200m freestyle & 100m breaststroke.
Jane Lawrence – 3rd 200m freestyle; 4th in 400m & top ten in 100m freestyle.
Club president, Jane Lawrence, was impressed by the efforts of all our competitors and officials; in particular, Jane thanked Lynne Johnston for her sterling effort in officiating throughout the day. Congratulations and thanks also to Bob Wattus, Ken Adams and Helmut Klein who completed the requisite hours for re-accreditation as officials in time keeping and race starter with Masters Swimming Australia.