Until now, the RiotACT’s Best of Canberra has been limited to food-related experiences, but with a new editorial team on deck, we thought it was time to give the series a bit of a shake up. There is more to life than food, after all.
First up, then, to coincide with this balmy weather and today’s [...]
We went for a quick dip at Civic Pool (known as Canberra Olympic Pool these days) yesterday afternoon and learnt that work to repair the expensive leak from the outdoor diving pool is going well. A staff member told us the diving pool and neighbouring toddler pool are due to re-open in November. The future [...]
Now that the sun is scorching and temperatures are rising, the desperation for a swim gets higher and higher. If you’re not blessed with a backyard swimming pool, don’t want to swim in a public pool, and can’t take the two and a half hour drive to the beach, your options in Canberra are fairly [...]
Tuggeranong Masters Swimmers competed in the 9km Sri Chinmoy National Capital swim on December 1 with a couple of their members doing the whole 9km solo.
The swim commences from the boom at Scrivener Dam, and transitions through Weston Park West (near the miniature train), Yarralumla Bay, Commonwealth Park (behind Questacon) and finishes at Grevillea Park.
The NSW Short Course Championships were held at CISAC on the 19/20 October 2013 and Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT proved again to be a powerful force in NSW Masters Swimming and showed they can mix it with the big Sydney Clubs gaining first place in the overall Pointscore and also taking out the Relay trophy.
Two members of Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT were presented with their Million Metre Awards at the recent Masters Swimming NSW Short Course Championships at the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre.
Cecelia Kaye and Caroline Makin both became a members of the Million Metres Club in May 2013. The Vorgee Million Metre Awards acknowledge progress from [...]
Anne Smyth, Head Coach of Tuggeranong Masters Swimming Club became a member of the Million Metres Club in April 2013. Anne was presented with the award at the NSW State Relay Championships on 21 July 2013.
The Vorgee Million Metre Awards acknowledge progress from the “learn to swim” beginner to the distance swimmer. These awards are [...]
Tuggeranong Masters Swimming ACT has been announced the Masters Swimming NSW (Incorporating ACT) 2012 Club of the Year at the Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 18 May 2013, at Sydney Olympic Park. Roger Dietrich was also awarded the Gary Stutsel Award for having contributed the most to the advancement of Masters Swimming in NSW [...]
Queanbeyan based masters swimming club, Molonglo Water Dragons are swimming for a good cause this weekend in the Canberra 24 hour MS Megaswim at the Australian Institute of Sport Aquatic Centre.
The team named the Molonglo Masters and Apprentices has so far raised nearly $4000 of the more than $110,000 that has currently been raised for [...]
27 Tuggeranong Masters Swimmers competed in the 38th Masters Swimming Australia National Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre from 17 -20 April 2013.
Our club had a fantastic meet with many individual personal best times and truckloads of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals brought back to Canberra. Tuggeranong finished fifth out of 96 [...]
David Bale of the Tuggeranong Masters Swimming Club joined the Million Metres Club in August 2012 and was presented with his certificate and t-shirt in March 2013 at the State Long Course Championships.
The million metre award is sponsored by Vorgee and is a Masters Swimming Australia national initiative that acknowledges progress from the “learn to [...]
Fifteen swimmers travelled to Blacktown Aquatic Centre in Sydney’s West to the NSW State Long Course Championships on 24 March 2013 for a great day of swimming and camaraderie.
The weather at Blacktown was fine and sunny which was a bit different to the last couple of meets, however this meet was indoors and the last [...]
Tuggeranong Masters Swimming Club will be holding a super swim weekend next weekend 16th and 17th March as part of swimmers preparations for the National Championships which are being held at Sydney Olympic Park on 17th – 20th April. However it is not specifically for those competing in Sydney, as other members and visitors are [...]
Caroline Makin of the Tuggeranong Masters Swimming Club has smashed 34 seconds from the 400m butterfly NSW State Record in the 45-49 age group which has been held for nearly 25 years.
The record was set on Saturday March 2, 2013 at the Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre in Campbelltown NSW. The previous record was held by [...]
Joy Burch has announced that the ACT now has a “Swimming Pool and Water Park Based Aquatic Activities policy”.
Ms Burch said the revised policy struck a balance to allow these events to take place in a fun, relaxed environment, while also making sure that all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure student safety.
“The policy [...]
We went to the lake yesterday arvo for a swim. It was awesome.
Cool, nice water, heaps fun, relaxing.
Dinner on the sand.
And mostly there was no one but us on the beach.
On a stinking hot Friday after work, in a town of 360,000 people, we had the place to ourselves.
What is wrong [...]
Tuggeranong Masters Swimmers are fired up and ready to go for the new year!!!
First training session is this SUNDAY 6th Jan at Tuggeranong pool and Endurance 1000 also starts this Saturday at 10.30 am. So come along and start the New Year with a good hit out swim!
## Regular lake swims are planned – [...]
Shane Rattenbury spreading the word on swimming spots around Canberra now the hot weather is hard upon us:
“Renovated in 2010, Casuarina Sands is a great place to relax and have a picnic, with barbecue facilities, shelter, drinking water, picnic tables and toilets. After a swim in the river take a stroll upstream to the historic [...]
The ABC is having a go at the various arms of ACT Education which have been, through competing arse-coverings, bringing an end to swimming at schools:
The ACT Government is reviewing a controversial safety policy that has led some schools to cancel swimming carnivals.
Under the policy, students are not allowed to take part in school [...]
On a brilliant sunny late Spring Saturday 24 November 2012, two Tuggeranong Vikings Masters swimmers triumphed in the annual RSL Ramp to Ramp Open Water swim at Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga.
Both were in the 40-49 female category, Nicolee Martin took gold and Kristen Leydon bronze from seven swimmers in their category, with 27 swimmers taking [...]
Tuggeranong Vikings Masters Swimmers brought home a medal for every swim in the NSW State Long Distance Championships on Sunday November 25 at Blacktown Aquatic Centre and Anne Smyth severely ‘smashed’ a NSW State Record in the 400m Long Course Butterfly. The Vikings also won the meet ahead of all the Sydney Clubs.
Anne Smyth has [...]
Nine members of the Tuggeranong Vikings Masters Swimming Club will travel to Blacktown Aquatic Centre in Sydney’s west to compete in the NSW Long Distance Championships next Sunday November 25.
It is expected that members will do quite well at this meet with some unusual events to be held which will present a challenge to the [...]
A strong team of twelve Tuggeranong Vikings swimmers competed in the NSW Short Course Championships at the Peninsula Leisure Centre at Woy Woy on the weekend of 20th & 21st October bringing home a haul of 39 medals.
Swimmer of the meet for the Vikings was Atsuko McGowan who won 3 gold and 2 silver medals [...]
Members of the Tuggeranong Vikings Masters Swimming Club fully support the proposal by the Royal Life Saving Society for swimming to be a mandatory part of the primary school curriculum in the ACT. In its 2012 National Drowning Report, the Royal Lifesaving Society has identified that there has been a 25% increase in the 5-year [...]
The Alice Springs Masters Games were held 13-20th October 2012 at the Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre, with five of our mighty Vikings Masters Swimmers representing.
This was an inaugural event which was held at the new 25m indoor pool, therefore all first placings created records for the events. Relays and the 1500m Freestyle were [...]
The Tuggeranong Push rolls on with the Liberals promising more facilities in parts South.
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Deputy Opposition Leader Brendan Smyth announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit $15 million for the development of an indoor swimming pool in Lanyon.
“The Canberra Liberals believe that all Canberra residents [...]
Andrew Barr has announced a consultation stage in the careful campaign to start construction on the Gungahlin Pool just before the next election.
Gungahlin residents are invited to view and comment on the preliminary sketch plans for the new Gungahlin Leisure Centre that will be on display at the Gungahlin Marketplace this afternoon between 4pm [...]
I would like to teach my two kids to swim. Decent swim schools are expensive and have long waiting lists.
At most other swim schools (we’ve tried a couple) you pay for a 30 minute lesson, but the kids only spend about 5-10 minutes swimming (I’m talking about beginner level here).
I used to swim competitively, and [...]
The National Capital Authority is advising they’ve closed a large swathe of the lake to swimming despite all the new water flowing in from Googong:
The following areas of Lake Burley Griffin are currently closed to primary contact recreation (swimming, diving and windsurfing):
– West Basin (extreme algae alert)
– Black Mountain Beach (extreme algae alert)
– Yarramundi Reach [...]
The National Capital Authority is advising that Lake Burley Griddin is now open for rowing, fishing, boating and canoeing.
NCA Chief Executive, Gary Rake advises secondary contact users to take extra care in the water.
‘Although bacteria has returned to a safe level for secondary contact use, there is still a risk of damage to craft [...]
[Photo courtesy Gerry Built]
TAMS have announced they’ve opened a new $430,000 children’s water play area at Dickson Pool:
“Dickson Pool has developed a reputation as being a family pool and is favoured by families with younger children,” said Director, Sport and Recreation Services, Shane O’Leary.
“This new $430,000 children’s water play area will further enhance the [...]