Ducks scramble for hams
WITH Christmas only three weeks away, 26 Ducks pulled on their togs to grab a spread of the festival spoils.
Judy Walsh says it was a mad scramble and there were plenty of quacky girls Ducks by the days end, but she had a word of solace for one of the more seasoned Sunday morning swimmers.
“One had to commiserate with Norm Bahr after he took line honours in the 50 metre Freestyle and the 25 metres Backstroke/25 metre Breaststroke finals and didn’t quite get his timing right. Despite using all his usual repertoire of tricks to beat the judges, there was no sympathy for the regular.
“What an unlucky Ducky,” Judy smiled.
There’s always next Sunday, Norm!
“Jeff Dawes was very happy with himself when the flock gave him a big cheer for beating Norm. He and Craig Ross were sporting beaming bills after their aquatic exploits,” she added.
Ducks are reminded that secretary Linda would like names for the Christmas party by Friday week, December 12. It will be a great chance for everyone to reflect on the year the Ducks returned to their spiritual home.
Next year is the 60th Anniversary of the formation of the Dubbo Veterans Swimming Club – The Ducks – and a committee is preparing for the celebrations.
Results: December 1
z 50m freestyle – Craig Ross, John Wherritt (2), Brett Schloeffel (3), Marg Ross (4)
z 25m backstroke – Rod Archer, David Sparkes (2), Glenn Smith (3), Henry Wilcockson and Brian Schloeffel both broke
z 50m brace relay (free/ breast) – Brian Schloeffel/ Ron Everett, Marg Ross/ Andy Schloeffel (2), Norm Bahr/ron Rich (3). Bill Greenwood/craig Ross and Gary Giddings/nicole Johnstone breakers!
z 25m back/25m breaststroke – Jeff Dawes, John Wherritt (2), Craig Ross (3), Marg Ross (4)
z Trophy Race – Bill Greenwood (.07)
z Lucky numbers – Craig Ross and Brett Schloeffel