En­cour­ag­ing start for new meet

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

IT WAS all smiles at the Rochester pool last month.

The Rochester Swim Club held its very first En­cour­age­ment Meet on Novem­ber 25 with more than 40 swim­mers at­tend­ing for a fun af­ter­noon of rac­ing.

With the lit­tle Susie O’Neills and Keiran Perkinses trav­el­ling from near and far to com­pete, a won­der­ful swim meet was had — the first in four years at the pool.

‘‘Ev­ery­thing ran smothly,’’ Maree Macague of Splash ’N’ Learn to Swim and the Rochester Pool Club said.

‘‘It was all great and the weather was great.

‘‘It was out first en­cour­age­ment swim meet we’ve had and it means that any­one who was in­ter­ested could have swam — even I did!

‘‘There’s al­ready talk about hold­ing a swim meet in Jan­uary, but I’d love to hold another en­cour­age­ment meet this time next year.

‘‘It’s a big thing to or­gan­ise the day and we don’t have many mem­bers.

‘‘But it brought a lot of in­ter­est to the club.’’

The event’s or­gan­is­ers thanked all the vol­un­teers and lo­cal sup­port it re­ceived from Par­sons Rochester, Kez’s Kitchen, Yalang A Lang Jewels, Rochester Mitre 10, Splash ’N’ Learn to Swim, Bendigo Bank, Echuca Print­ers, Rochester Bak­ery and Rochester SES. It es­pe­cially thanked Cam­paspe Shire Coun­cil for the grant that made the day pos­si­ble.

With the help of these lo­cals, each swim­mer was able to re­ceive a goodie bag at the con­clu­sion of the event.

The com­peti­tors at the re­cent En­cour­age­ment Meet en­joyed a day of fun at the Rochester pool.

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