Ducks fly home
AFTER a bit of a stern “quacking” from publicity officer Judy Walsh last week, there were plenty of wet feathers at the RSL last Sunday morning.
“If you ruffle ‘em enough, they tend to flap about and get busy,” Judy laughed.
“What a great turnout we had on the pond with 20 of the flocks finding their togs. A huge welcome back to Jeff Dawes whom we haven’t seen for many months. The likeable long-serving Duck did say he had been “practicing” though and he certainly took to the water like a true Dubbo Quack,” she added.
There were a lot of “breakers” on Sunday morning and Judy pointed out that it may not have only been Jeff who had been flapping up and down.
“Handicapper John Wherritt will certainly be giving a few of us new times for this coming Sunday,” she laughed.
Gary Giddings took out the Blues Meats monthly trophy with a narrow margin of 0.23 seconds off his time in the 25 metres freestyle.
The annual Austinmer trip is on August 2, 3 and 4. Robert Rich is taking names and swimmers are asked to contact him on 6884-2278 as soon as possible so that accommodation and travel details can be finalised.
In addition, Secretary Linda Walsh would like names by this Friday, July 5, of swimmers, partners and family who intend to travel to Lightning Ridge on August 17 and return home the following day.
On Sunday, the Ducks’ first swim for July is for the Donut King Monthly trophy and there will be the monthly meeting in the club at 11.30 followed by lunch in the Bistro. Results 30/6/19:
50m freestyle – Nicole Johnstone (1), Mark Scullard (2), Marg Ross (3); Gary Giddings and Judy Walsh led the “breakers”.
25m backstroke – Jacob Pearce (1), Jusy Walsh (2); Billy Greenwood, Louise Taylor and Brian Schloeffel all broke.
25 m breaststroke – Mark Scullard (1) from John Wherritt; Mel Giddings, Jeff Dawe and Brain Schloeffel were the breakers.
25m freestyle – Brian Schloeffel (1), Tom Gray (2), Jacob Perce (3), Mel Giddings (4), Louise Taylor (5)
Tony Wall and Ian Henderson had the lucky numbers.
Gary Giddings winner of Blues Meats Trophy race