Swim­ming for Legacy

Dubbo Photo News - - Emergency report - By SOPHIA ROUSE

WITH the Dubbo RSL Aquatic and Health Club’s pool back in run­ning or­der af­ter 15 months of be­ing closed for roof re­pairs, one of the first events in the re-opened wa­ters was the an­nual Queen’s Birth­day Legacy Car­ni­val, held each year over the June Long Week­end ear­lier this year. Last Fri­day, a cheque pre­sen­ta­tion was held to do­nate money raised dur­ing the car­ni­val.

The Dubbo Vet­er­ans Swim­ming Club, oth­er­wise known as the Dubbo Ducks, hosted what was an­other suc­cess­ful week­end with teams com­ing from all over NSW in­clud­ing Austin­mer, Cor­ri­mal, Con­dobolin, South Syd­ney, Went­worthville, Black Town, South Port, Hornsby, Nyn­gan and Co­bar.

This year, the event helped raise $2000 that will go to­wards sup­port­ing wid­ows of war.

Pres­i­dent of Dubbo Legacy An­nette Pri­est told Dubbo

“We ap­pre­ci­ate ev­ery­thing the Dubbo Ducks does for the Dubbo Legacy – to have this ex­tra money is ab­so­lutely won­der­ful.”

The week­end was jammed packed with swim­ming, dress­ing up in cos­tumes for the theme of the year, fel­low­ship and of course rais­ing money for Legacy, which for most of the team is im­por­tant to them, many be­ing ex-ser­vice­men them­selves.

The Ducks are com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing the fun for fu­ture years. “We’ve got so much in­ter­est for next year al­ready – they love com­ing up to Dubbo!” Reg Fer­gu­son OAM, mem­ber of the Ducks, said about the swim­mers who come from all over the state.

PHOTO: DUBBO PHOTO NEWS

Sec­re­tary of Dubbo Legacy Bert Mclel­lan, Pres­i­dent of Dubbo Legacy An­nette Pri­est, Cap­tain of Dubbo Ducks David Sparkes, and Dubbo Ducks Pa­tron Reg Fer­gu­son OAM.

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