Ducks fly home

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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

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