Autumn— March 2008
THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF MASTERS SWIMMING WA
President’s You could encourage your friends Sally Bell (Claremont) was also fare-
who are not Masters swimmers to par- welled at the AGM also after completing
Piece ticipate as volunteers with you. 3 years as Director of Marketing. Sally
brought her promotional experience and
SHARE THE From my involvement in previous
EXCITEMENT OF expertise to this role providing our mem-
THE 2008 FINA World and international swimming bers with a new-look website and other
WORLD MASTERS events I know our Western Australian promotional achievements. Thanks once
SWIMMING volunteers have earned a wonderful
CHAMPIONSHIPS! again Sally.
reputation for their professionalism and State Officers were thanked for their
A pril this year offers a unique
opportunity for all of us to par-
ticipate in a World Championship, as a
friendliness. I am confident that will be
the case for this event. What a great
experience to be part of that.
ongoing efforts and subsequently agreed
to continue in their volunteer roles for
2008 - which were ratified at the AGM:
swimmer or a volunteer or in both ca- If you want further information or ♦ Robert Birch (Belmont) – Book-
pacities in our own fantastic city. you want to enter as a swimmer or reg- keeper
We’ve been talking about it for ister as a volunteer go on to the web- ♦ Jane Laws (Carine) – Different
months and many of our members have site, www.2008finamasters.org. Strokes Editor
been working hard on the organising As they say in the classics, “Just do ♦ Lillian Hadley (Stadium Snap-
team for even longer to ensure it will be it!” and help this 12th World Masters pers) – Records Officer
a memorable event. We are now at the be an amazing and memorable event ♦ Judith Crawford (Somerset) –
business end. The first swimmers hit the for you and everyone else involved. Technical Officer
water on 18 April at Challenge Stadium. Jack Busch ♦ Robyn Wilson (Stadium Snap-
Have you registered yet to swim? pers) – Swim Meet Coordinator
It is not just for prospective World cham- Changes to the Board Team ♦ Gail Parsons (Stadium Snappers)
– IT Support
pions. Check the qualifying times and
you may be surprised to find that you
really can swim a qualifying time or two
M asters Swimming WA conducted
its Annual General meeting on
February 19 2008 with some appoint-
Subsequent to the AGM we are
pleased to announce that Veronica
and enjoy the experience in the pool. ments and changes at Board level. Jeffery (Somerset) has been appointed to
Lynne Malone (Carine) ~ reap- the Director of Marketing position.
All of us as Western Australians en- Veronica brings with her an enor-
pointed for another two-year term as
joy welcoming people to our wonderful mous amount of expertise in the promo-
National Delegate to continue her ex-
State. Competing and meeting in the pool tional area and we look forward to her
cellent contribution at National level on
and out of it (there will be great social contributions.
behalf of WA members.
facilities for the event) and getting to Wendy Holtom, Executive Officer
Sandra Mutch (Swan Hills) ~ re-
know visiting swimmers from elsewhere
appointed to the position of Director of
in Australia and a wide variety of over-
Recording to which she brings a wealth
seas countries promises to be very, very
of experience along with her excellent Contents At A Glance
Entries close on 23 March. Don’t After completing his two-year term President’s Piece Page 1
leave it to the last minute. This is a Neil Sutherland (Claremont) retired as Board Team changes Page 1
World event and I strongly suggest you Director of Programs where he pro- MSWA contacts Page 2
get your entry in NOW! vided experience and expertise in lead- Calendar of Events Page 2
ership along with his business acumen Front Desk Page 3
Alternatively if you want to be a part
at Board level. At an operational level Technical Desk Page 3
of the Worlds but are not able to, or
Neil achieved much in this short time BACC Awards Page 4
would prefer not to be a swimmer, there
specifically, balancing the annual pool News from clubs Pages 5 to 8
are many opportunities to be a volunteer.
events calendar to try to ensure fairness Sponsors Page 8
You could for example be a timekeeper
of event allocations and lessening the Number Plates Page 8
or a runner, or you could be an official
judging turns or be an inspector of turns. load for officials. We will miss him.
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thirteen clubs and I
Events March to May 2008
thank all who took the 9th Mar. Australand Coogee Jetty to Jetty
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so much variety so please keep 29th Mar. Dale Alcock State OWS
them coming for future editions! Coogee Beach (MSWA swimmers only)
Different Strokes: It is pleasing to hear that many
6th April Melville BACC
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Jack Busch rising. Rockingham
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Director of Marketing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ National:
Veronica Jeffrey Deadline for the March 2008
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From the Front Desk
Wendy Holtom ~ Executive Officer Masters Swimming WA
2007 Official of the Year Award Confederation of Australian
We are thrilled Sport Awards.
to announce that Congratulations to Claremont’s
S o much has been happening in
the run-up to the Worlds!
Arber has won this
Sally Bell for being nominated by
our National body and subsequently
being named a finalist in the Masters
2007 BE ACTIVE Novice Ocean award which will
be presented at the Category. Unfortunately Sally did not
Swim – successfully held on Sat 1
Annual Awards win but we are very proud of her and
December at South Beach with 58
function in May. her achievements in and out of the
registered participants, a similar
Hilary has now pool.
number to 2006, even with the indif- Hilary Arber
been nominated for the National 2008 Dale Alcock State OWS.
ferent conditions. Thanks to Freman-
award with the winners announced This will be held Sat 29 March at
tle Masters for their great work in ac-
at the presentation function after the Coogee Beach, entries now available
commodating this event with their
National Swim in Melbourne this on-line or through postal entry form.
promotion and on-line entries.
month. With this being the last OWS event
Ford & Doonan/Bill Kirby before the Worlds we are hoping for
Coaches Workshop – an excellent a bumper number of participants in
session was conducted in November 2008 Awards Function – as both the championship 2000m event
by Olympian Bill Kirby with a repeat mentioned we will be conducting and the non-championship 1000m
of this first workshop sponsored by this annual function on Sunday 4 event. The water at Coogee is calm
Ford and Doonan is planned for Sat 8 May as a brunch at a venue to be and ideal for those members who en-
March 2008. Coaches and trainee confirmed. We look forward to joyed the BE ACTIVE Novice Ocean
coaches are invited to gain some last seeing as many of our members at Swim in December at South Beach,
minute tips for your members in the this function, especially after the just a little further!
Worlds – we will need to celebrate
lead up to the Worlds.
a job well done! Wendy
From The ‘Techo’ Desk Judith Crawford ~ ~
Technical Officer and member of the National Technical Committee.
use Timekeepers, Clerk of Course, tumble turning.
O pen Water Swims have been suc-
cessful with greater numbers swim-
ming, and generally enjoying excellent
Marshals and Inspector of Turns.
Log on and volunteer individually or as
a team from your club. We have to
There is a single downward dol-
phin kick in the Breaststroke pull
out – not a double.
conditions. roster officials for the Indoor 8 lane ♦ If starting a Relay in water, must
The Pool Calendar is underway – If and Outdoor 10 lane pools for both secure with hand.
Newman Churchlands BACC event is an morning and afternoon sessions! Registering for the OWS qualifies for
indicator we are in for a super pool Rules - relay swims.
swimming year – 170 swimmers enjoyed The last issue of Different Strokes indi- A flyer detailing these changes will
the great conditions and positive officiat- cated a few rule differences to be clari- be sent to all clubs.
ing. fied this issue. Although still to be rati- Referees have been implementing the
Technical accreditations – Thank you fied, as a follow up, procedural differ- differences to reduce chances of disap-
to those giving time to attend a course ences to AUSSI Masters rules are - pointment . There is one event left to
and log accreditation hours, resulting in a ♦ Age 25 years and above. highlight (DQ) any errors and that is the
larger team of officials and trainees pre- ♦ No Medical Disability allow- Melville BACC Sunday 6 April!
paring for the World Swim, which is ances (non manifest only). Those who have volunteered for the
now less than six weeks away. Look out ♦ The start procedure (as used at World Swim should diarise that a Work-
for training sessions in March. Dates for past 3 BACC events). shop for all roles, will be held 17th April.
March early April, to be confirmed on ♦ No wearing of watches. Please diarise and await your confirma-
the Swimming WA website. Stroke considerations are tion letter and advices. Oh - when volun-
The Worlds preparation - Great to see ♦ Backstroke turn – once on the teering make sure you fill in your shirt
volunteers going to http:// breast you can’t stop the size for the uniform.
www.2008finamasters.org/ to volunteer ‘continuous stroke action’ by Swimmingly technical…
their services – The Rosters could still touching the wall. e.g. stay on Jude
the back to touch unless you are
Presentation of the 2007 BE ACTIVE Awards
2007 BE ACTIVE 2007 BE ACTIVE Club Challenge Series winners.
Spring into Swimming Kay Cox presented the
Membership Project BACC Series awards which are named after Life members.
Winners. Frank Mongan Award ~ winner ~ Swan Hills
The winner of the medium to large (Points scored per registered members).
club category was Claremont. Kerry Hutchison received the award on behalf of the club.
Lynne Malone presented the award to
President, Jill Wordworth.
David Cummins Award ~ winner ~ Somerset
(for the runner-up) was presented to Phil Power of Somerset.
Fred Johnson Award ~ winner ~ Carine
Winner of the small club category (Improvement factor) presented to Kaye Harvey of Carine.
was Riverton. Lynne Malone
presented the award to Treasurer,
Kay Cox Award ~ winner ~ Riverton
(for the runner-up) presented to Graeme Pow of Riverton.
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physical activity on most or all minute walk is a great way to and social health. To keep
days of the week for good be active. Other good ways to stress at bay, find 30 minutes a
heart health be active include swimming, day of physical activity.
cycling and gardening.
Be Active If you find it
every day in as many ways as hard to fit in 30
you can. Make a habit of walk- minutes of moderate physical Make your thirty minutes
ing or cycling instead of driving activity every day, the good every day a social event by be-
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you’ll not only improve your it all at once. Three ten min- friends or family. You are
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News from the Clubs
Albany ~ Tony Stanton sound coaching and dedication.
Congratulations to Leanne Whee-
the Swim and raised over $6000. We
rejoiced when Natalie Roberts completed
N umber 10 was significant for the
Club in the last quarter of 2007 and
in the first quarter of this year.
lock and Heather Adams who entered
the Rottnest Channel Swim and fin-
the Busselton Ironman Triathlon,
emulating the feat of her husband Chris
ished – which is a great achievement. from the previous year.
The 10th Well done to them both. Recently we held a very successful
City of Al- Busselton Jetty OWS was our coaching clinic focusing on starts, turns
bany 4 km ‘away from home’ event this year. We and relay changeovers.
Harbour had a great attendance and all our
Swim is on swimmers completed the event. If Claremont’s swim-
Easter Sat- mers at the
smiles were anything to go by, they Bill Kirby Team
urday 22nd were all very pleased with themselves. Sprint Cup.
March. Swimmers take to the water in the 2007 It was Gemma Jones’ first Busselton
Entries close Albany Harbour Swim.
swim. Her biggest fear was the sting- On Sunday 10 February we entered a
on Friday ers which she managed to avoid and team of eight, four ladies and four gents,
March 14th. You can swim in a team did a very good swim. Well done to all in Bill Kirby's inaugural Team Sprint
(Duo or Quad); in a wet suit, if you are our competitors and commiserations to Cup. We gained a creditable third in the
worried about the cold, or be a hardy Steve McGregor who pulled out due to very competitive 320+ Mixed Team race.
solo swimmer. a leg injury sustained whilst gardening ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It is also the 10th anniversary of the (a dangerous pastime it seems). A Inglewood~Noelle James
WA State Masters Games, which run BBQ at the Sandy Bay Resort on the
from April 19th through to April 27th.
Albany AUSSI runs the swimming over
Saturday night was enjoyed by all.
Commiserations to Yvonne Love-
O ur 29th Birthday was celebrated
at the Edgecombe Winery in the
Swan Valley. We tasted 6 different
the long weekend of 25th-27th April with grove who unfortunately broke her leg/
the innovative open water event on Sat- wines and then decided which to pur-
ankle and won’t be in the pool for chase to go with the meal. It made for a
urday 26th at Middleton Beach. There is some time. We wish her a very speedy
also a program of pool events. very pleasant day enjoyed by all. Pres-
recovery. entations of the Club Person and the
Another 10. Last November, Albany With summer coming to a close we
AUSSI member Ben Kagi & ex-member President’s Trophy were made to Noelle
will soon be at St Brigid’s, Lesmurdie James and Wendy Whittome, respec-
Andrea Butler entered the Lake Burly- for winter training. We look forward
Griffin 10 km swim in Canberra in tively. Christmas was celebrated with a
to the interclub series swims and best dinner at Chatters Restaurant and lunch
preparation for their 2008 solo attempts of luck to all swimmers.
in the Rottnest Channel swim. There was at Toni Morris’ place.
a sewerage spill into the lake so race The AGM was held at the Inglewood
organisers transferred it to the 18C Lake
Claremont~Sally Bell Hotel and we enjoyed a meal before the
Ginninderra. Ben & Andrea were placed
4th & 3rd respectively, in their groups. W ith so many of our swimmers
gearing up for the Worlds in-
April, we couldn't afford our usual
meeting. We have one new member on
the committee, Nathan Walker but we
are still without a President.
WA swimmers who are training for
the FINA World Masters, spare a thought Christmas break. We had two weeks The Most Improved Swimmer for the
for your Albany counterparts. Our re- of "late start" training sessions that Year was Ruth Andrew, who also won
stricted pool area was closed on the 14th were well attended and kept everyone the Aerobic Top Points with 360 points.
January to allow for pool renovations. fighting fit over the festive season. The men’s Aerobic Top Points was
The pool is not expected to re-open until Our AGM formalised our name awarded to Hugh Smith.
the first week in April. Our swimmers change to drop the AUSSI acronym - Quite a few of our members have
hoping to enter the World Masters have we are now officially known as Clare- been competing in the Open Water
limited training choices, one of which is mont Masters. In late January we con- Swims, which is very good to see. Toni
Emu Point in the company of a large ducted our open water swim, the Jubi- Kerr was the only member who swam in
friendly Diamond Ray which swims lee Mines Swim Thru Perth. We intro- the Rottnest Channel Swim this year.
across the lanes on the bottom, about one duced a shorter 2.2km solo swim in Our lane hire fees have increased to
metre below the swimmers! Swim addition to the traditional 4km distance $5.10 per hour this year, which is caus-
Training is Hell, but this is ridiculous!!!! and the 200+ swimmers enjoyed the ing some concern.
~~~~~~~~~~ new concept. With the Small Equipment Grant we
We had a number of swimmers received from the Government, we pur-
Armadale ~Sue Minson compete in and win their categories in chased new flippers, pool buoys and
T he season has been very successful
with regards to attendance and en-
thusiasm. We gained many new mem-
open water swims. Congratulations to
our two first-time Rottnest solo swim-
mers, Jill Woodworth and Mark Henry,
watches. We invested in the Team Man-
ager programme which our recorder
Irene Dembo has mastered.
bers whom we welcome and who are who made their crossings in style! Our aerobic swims have started off
enjoying the benefits of Masters Swim- Several members competed in very well with some of the eager mem-
ming. The increase in membership has teams, including the boys from the bers doing their first swim on New
increased our coach, Heather Adams’s "Albion Swim Club", also Claremont Year’s Day.
workload. She’s ably assisted by Pam members, who ran a fundraising Quiz Club news continued next page…...
Badani and we thank them both for their Night for two worthy causes prior to
From the Clubs contd.
Award. She completed the Rottnest go to our dedicated team of coaches,
Gosnells ~ Ron Gray Channel Swim with young Alana Coo- under the direction of our Fitness Direc-
I would like to give a huge vote of
thanks to our Coach, Heather Adams
(Armadale AUSSI). Over a number of
per and they came first in their age
group in a time of 5hrs. 51mins. Club
Person of the Year was Lynne Duncan
tor Jean Armstrong, who give so freely
of their time and expertise to train, en-
courage and support all our swimmers.
years Heather has given up a great who is a Life Member of Maida Vale. Congratulations to our “star” swim-
amount of her time to help us but unfor- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
mer Heather Whitehead who came in
tunately she is unable to continue in Melville~
Melville~ 12th in the solo female swimmers in the
2008. We will all miss her excellent ad- Rottnest Channel Swim and to our other
vice and encouragement from the edge of Michelle Lanigan
members James Kent, Andrew Neal,
The Club in general is going well 86 swimmers successfully com-
pleted The Resolve River
Swim (Bicton to Bridges and Back)
Steve Bourke and Dean Parker who com-
peted in various teams.
with potential new members hitting the Socially we enjoyed a lovely wild-
water on a regular basis. There is even a this year, despite the threat of stormy
flower walk in Wongan Hills in Septem-
chance my daughter may join us for weather. Thanks to the visiting offi-
ber, a picnic and a visit to the Tractor
2008. Many of our long serving members cials who helped out on the day.
museum at Whiteman Park in October.
have returned to the water after the Thank-you to our event sponsor Re-
A great night was had by all at our an-
Christmas break. solve Financial Solutions Pty Ltd for
nual Christmas Party and Presentation
Our main objective is to recruit a new their support.
night at Claremont Yacht Club.
coach so if anyone can assist please let From the profit we made on this
As well as our hard working commit-
me know. We swim Monday and swim we recently purchased a stainless
tee and coaches we are fortunate to have
Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to steel aquatic wheel-
people in our Club who do those extra
around 8.30pm. We only need the Coach chair for $1500. We
little jobs behind the scenes to make sure
one night a week. The pool is a 25 metre donated the chair to
our Club members do swim for fitness,
indoor pool at Gosnells Leisure World, the Melville Aquatic
friendship and fun.
Thornlie. With 3 dedicated lanes we Centre, to allow peo-
Best wishes for PB’s and lots of fun
have swimmers who are "just swimming" ple who have difficulty
to everyone swimming in the World
to those who are "very keen to win Rott- walking to access the
nest solo” swimmers. Many members pools, gym, change ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
are relatively new to AUSSI. rooms and other facili-
ties independently and safely.
Stadium Snappers ~
Congratulations to Lyndal Tudehope
on her Solo swim to Rottnest. We celebrated our 30th Birthday in Merilyn Burbidge
The committee this year consists of
several "New AUSSI's" and their input is
style on 10th February at the Swan
Yacht Club. It was great that so many
F or Snappers, 2008 began with
new members bringing new en-
thusiasm to add to the spirit of our older
very exciting. The Club has a very posi-
tive future. Go the Gozzy Gators !!! bers at- members. Training for the Worlds is
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ tended and well advanced. Those who have chosen
Maida Vale ~ joined in not to swim but still want to be part of
the cele- the action are registering as volunteers.
Robyn Schroeder brations Early in 2006, we set out to Swim
M aida Vale AUSSI continues to en-
joy a lot of laughter as well as
swimming. Any time members get to-
Melville members, past & present
celebrate 30 years.
Around Australia, returning by the start
of the Worlds. As a club, we are tallying
distances swum in training, at meets, etc
gether, whether for club nights, training The summer months have been and yes, we did swim in the cold waters
or even our AGM, there is always lots of busy with our traditional New Year’s south of Tasmania! We have now
laughter and chatter to be heard. Our BBQ swim, Rockingham Memorial reached Cape Leeuwin, leaving time to
AGM in February was very well attended Swim, Open Water Swims and training frolic at Rottnest before the final burst!
with the formal part of the night over in for World Masters. Amanda and Felic- Speaking of Rottnest, we congratulate
an hour. Those attending enjoyed a large ity Smith successfully completed the our only entrants this year, a duo, Gail
spread of food and a drink or two. The Solo Rottnest Swim and Dave Rey- Parsons and David Corney, on their suc-
committee will stay mostly the same for nolds was successful with the Dave cessful crossing.
the next year with just two slight re- Reynolds All Stars Team. Congratula- Our annual 25 metre ‘Sculling on the
arrangements. tions! Back’ contest, held in January, was won
Well deserved awards were presented ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
by one of our Club’s twelve over-80
at our Christmas party in December. Osborne Park~ Mary Heath year-olds!
Captain, Claire Ware continues to lead
by example and was
the obvious person to
T here is great excitement and
much hard training going on at
Ossie Park at the moment with the
Socially, we enjoyed Breakfast at
City Beach in February. If you’ve ever
played mini golf (with tennis balls) in the
receive the Club FINA World Masters Championships sand, you’ll know how hard it is to score
Swimmer of the Year coming up in April. We are finding a hole in one, yet it happened.
several past members re joining the We’re looking forward to our favour-
Clare Ware and Alana club in order to swim at Worlds and it ite Be Active Club Challenge on 24 Feb-
Cooper at the Rottnest
finish line. is great to see them back. Huge thanks ruary run by Newman Churchlands.
From the Clubs contd.
♦Doubling our membership National and State Records, has been an
Westcoast ~Viki Shelver ♦Gaining continued support from invaluable relay member and part of
T he year started with the election of
our new committee. A big thank
you to Geoff Potts, Alli Glennister, Dan-
Whitford Tavern, for which we are
teams that have broken many National
and State Records. Joyce has innumer-
♦Robin Eattell finished his qualifica- able Top 10 listings (often in the number
ielle Cox, Donna Branson and Kim 1 position), and numerous age group
tions for his coaching certificate
Burkett who leave and welcome to John
♦Gerry Romeyn, who was totally new wins in open water swims. She is as
Bryan, Narelle Davey, Maria Benic, strong today as 25 years ago, still picking
to the sport, completed the Rottnest
Rhonda Sales and Alan Penny who join up National Records.
Thompson Bay Swim.
the 2008 Committee. Joyce was the second Club member
The new social committee has been to be awarded Life Membership of the
to Zy Phillips who
busy planning ahead and we can look Club in 1992. She continued her interest
completed the Rottnest
forward to a Supa Golf day in the Swan in the Club and, 15 years after receiving
Channel Swim after
Valley, a movie night, Christmas in July, Life Membership, the Club chose to rec-
months of hard train-
an Olympics ognise Joyce as a “Living Treasure”.
ing. Easily recognis-
able in his Zinc Cream,
he finished the swim in Carine ~ Jane Laws
6 hours 46 minutes and
43 seconds. Zy in Zinc W e were very pleased to have
over 270 swimmers in our an-
nual Australia Day Swim this year.
The open It was a great achievement consid-
ering his support boat experienced dif- Numbers were expected to be down as
water season Some of Westcoast’s new the day was not a Public Holiday and
ficulties in the large swell and south-
has contin- committee members
erly winds. It got stuck in 3rd gear and there was another OWS at Scarborough
ued and shortly after ours. So it was a pleasant
the Zodiac guiding him sprang a leak
many members were involved in the surprise to see so many take part. Our
then ran out of fuel.
Rottnest Channel swim both as swim- new PA system, purchased with a Small
mers and as support crew. Our solo I think I can say on behalf of the
Whitford family of swimmers that a Equipment Grant from the Government,
swimmers all completed the course, ex- proved to be a great asset. Swimmers
good year was had by all. Thank you
cept poor Mike Stewart who had trouble sang ‘Advance Australia Fair’ before
Wendy and the crew at Masters Swim-
with his boat and did not start. Well leaping into the water and battling a
ming WA. for your support without
done to Steve Wilson, Arron Robertson, slight swell and breeze
which I am sure we would flounder.
Jason Snell, Selwyn Jellie, Tony Parbery, ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
over the 2km course. All
Ryan James, Cherie Ebsworth, Lyn
Bradley and Sue Oldham.
Somerset ~ Jeremy Allen swimmers
We have a core of swimmers prepar-
ing for FINA Worlds, hopefully by the S omerset AUSSI
upon Joyce O’Farrell the seemed
time entries close we will have 25 plus pretty
swimmers involved. Regular time trials title “Living Treasure of
Somerset AUSSI”. happy at the finish line!
and race specific training sessions have Many thanks to Jude
been set up by head coach, Caryn Kiellor. Joyce was talked into
joining the Club in 1982 Crawford and her team; Scarborough
We were very disappointed when our SLSC and the Perth Kayaking Club for
open water swim event was cancelled in by Somerset AUSSI’s Joyce O’Farrell,
first Life Member their assistance with water safety.
November and look forward to hosting a At the recent Council of Clubs meet-
bigger and better BACC in June. We Maxine Hill, who herself is still a very
active member of the Club. ing our, President Kaye Harvey was pre-
hope to see many of you taking part! sented with the Fred Johnson Award
Joyce is mentioned twice in the first
official record of Somerset AUSSI, the (Improvement Factor) which reflected
Whitford ~ Jeff Byrne & Annual Report for 1982 and is ac- our improved results during the 2007
knowledged, not only her cakes, pot BACC series.
Lexie Barker plants and home grown donations to
W elcome to all our members old and
new. We have started 2008 with a
new committee and many innovations,
the club but more significantly for her
artwork. Joyce drew a number of sea
creatures and the seahorse was selected
the most noticeable being the Coaching as club mascot from these drawings.
Roster. Jim Mac is our head coach and She was the first Publicity Officer Celebrating the BACC Award win.
he is encouraging some of our more ex- for the Club from 1983 to 1987 and
perienced swimmers to act in the coach- became the inaugural editor of the Club At the Newman Churchlands BACC
ing role. It’s good to see Jim back in the newsletter in 1984 continuing in this we were placed 5th with 120 points,
water too. role until 1987. Joyce also illustrated which was a good result for our club.
In 2007 we spent our first full year “The Seahorses of Somerset 21st Birth- We have a few members swimming
back at our home pool after completion day Book” published in 2000. at the World Championships s and sev-
of renovations at Craigie Leisure Centre. Her swimming performances have eral are able to act as volunteers at the
Other highlights of the year include: been amazing. She has held numerous event.
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