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 swimmers. David Bale for example will swim in the 1500m breaststroke and then do a 400m butterfly.
Leisa Cass will be swimming the 1500 backstroke and then will back up with the 400m backstroke and Greg Gourley is also doing the same in preparation for a 9km swim he is doing in Lake Burley Griffin the following weekend.
The oldest members competing, 63 year old Brenda Day who is also a strong backstroker will be swimming a 1500m backstroke and then a 400m individual medley and 62 year old Jon McRea will be also doing a 1500m backstroke and a 400m breaststroke.
Roger Dietrich who is from Junee and is a second claim member, and Caroline Makin will both swim the 800m freestyle and 400m freestyle and both are strong medal hopes for the club in both their events.
Ann Reid will swim the 800m freestyle and then the 400m breaststroke and Anne Smythe who recently broke a national record in the Short Course 400m butterfly will do another 400m fly and the 400m freestyle.
Tuggeranong Vikings Masters Swimming Club is affiliated with Masters Swimming NSW who is under the jurisdiction of Masters Swimming Australia and they swim under FINA Masters Swimming rules and regulations.
Anyone interested in Masters Swimming in Canberra can contact the club via their website which can be found by searching ‘Tuggeranong Masters Swimming’ on your favourite search engine.