NSW Coun­try short course swimming

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DUBBO City Swimtech had four swim­mers com­pete at NSW Coun­try cham­pi­onships held at the Syd­ney Olympic Park Aquatic Cen­tre in Home­bush.

Be­tween them Bianca Fuller, Darcy Wood, Hamish Wood and Taliyah Lovett achieved a to­tal of 16 Short Course Per­sonal Bests (PBS) across the three days of com­pe­ti­tion.

“There were six top-10 fin­ishes be­tween the four of them and coach Den­nis Valen­tine, who trav­elled with the squad, was pleased with the re­sults con­sid­er­ing the lim­ited amount of train­ing the swim­mers have com­pleted,” ac­cord­ing to Swimtech Dubbo pub­lic­ity of­fi­cer, Cath Os­bourne.

“The cham­pi­onships were a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for the ath­letes to race against com­peti­tors from some of the best clubs in New South Wales as well as be­ing a great way of catch­ing up with fel­low swim­mers from around the state. Every­one in the club is ex­cited with the re-open­ing of Dubbo RSL pool and the re­cent com­pe­ti­tion has rein­vig­o­rated en­thu­si­asm for the up­com­ing season,” Cath added.

Of course, it has to be re­mem­bered that when the local pools closed last win­ter and the RSL Pool was un­der­go­ing un­ex­pected ren­o­va­tions, those who had am­bi­tions for na­tional cham­pi­onships were forced to train out­doors and travel to other cen­tres just to keep up their times.

“Swimming is usu­ally run as long course, com­pet­ing in 50-me­tre pools in the sum­mer months and in short course (25m) dur­ing win­ter. The short course events have more turns and there­fore faster times, and ad­van­tage swim­mers who are strong push­ing off the wall. In Syd­ney they move the “bulk­head” of the pool from the end to the mid­dle and turn the 50m com­pe­ti­tion pool into two 25m pools for short course com­pe­ti­tions,” Cath ex­plained.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our four lap-and-turn­ers on some im­pres­sive per­form­ers.

Bianca Fuller, Hamish Wood, Coach Den­nis Valen­tine, Darcy Wood and Tahliyah Lovett swim­mers from Dubbo City Swimtech who com­peted at the NSW Coun­try Short course *25m pool) cham­pi­onships July 5-7 2019. PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

Sec­ond place get­ters, Terry Mck­enize, Steve Ryan and Bren­dan Emery with Ross Tighe (Men Of League)

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