Salmons young and old claim the big swims
DUBBO Ducks veteran Greg Salmon showed perfect style, swimming upstream to claim the Kintyre Country Living monthly trophy.
Greg’s win in the 50 metres freestyle handicap was almost overlooked as his sevenyear-old grandson Lucas took centre-stage.
“The little fish showed great determination when he took to the water for the 50-metre dash at the Aquatic Centre. What a little goer he is. Mum, Dad and grandfather Greg were poolside cheering him all the way home,” Duck Judy Walsh reports.
It was a fairly quiet morning with 16 swimmers in the water.
“Marg Ross and I were so inspired by the Invictus Games we decided the cold water couldn’t be too bad, so both of us took the plunge,” Judy laughed.
The Dubbo Ducks are off to Narromine Pool for the next two weeks as the Dubbo pond is unavailable. The bus leaves the RSL carpark at 8.30.
Anyone wishing to join Dubbo’s oldest – many say “funnest” – swimming club can contact the RSL Health and Fitness Centre.
50m Trophy Race
– 1st Greg Salmon, 2nd Ron Everett, 3rd Peter Smith, 4th Robert Rich, 5th Norm Bahr, 6th Marj Ross
50m freestyle – Greg Salmon (1), Peter Smith (2), Ron Everett (3), Andy Schloeffel (4)
Brace relay – Rob Rich/peter Smith (1), Ron Everett/brian Schloeffel (2), Marj Ross/henry Willcockson (3), Greg Salmon/tony Wall (4)
50m Breastroke – Henry Willcockson (1), Tony Wall (2), Peter Smith (3), Brian Schloeffel (4)
– Judy Walsh and
Lucas Salmon pictured at the Ducks' presentation time earlier this year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED