Ducks scram­ble for hams

Dubbo Photo News - - Sport - By GEOFF MANN

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

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