SPRING has arrived, Wingham Pool is open and under sunny skies the Wingham Swimming Club met for the first swim of the season on Wednesday night.
The evening was sponsored by Charcoal Chicken Taree and whilst the water was a little chilly, the sprint events soon warmed everyone.
The 50 metre butterfly was a little daunting for those who had lost race fitness over the winter but special exemption was given to the masters who were only required to swim 25 metres butterfly.
It was fabulous to see a range of new members both old and young.
Interested new swimmers are reminded that they can swim for two weeks before they need to pay joining fees.
Several of our swimmers have been busy over the winter to maintain their fitness and competed at a variety of carnivals.
Katarina Kladis and Anastasia Kladis were invited to attend a development camp in Sydney during the school holidays.
Whilst in Sydney they attended forums on time management and nutrition presented by past and present Australian Olympic swimmers.
They also took in some of the tourist sites of Sydney and competed in a carnival at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
The club now has a Facebook page which will keep swimmers up to date with what's happening each week.
Tonight (November 16) there will be a 200 metre individual medley, freestyle and breaststroke grade events.
Masters swimmers are encouraged to come and join in on the fun – at this stage the female masters outnumber the men (both number and class).
Port Macquarie Carnival
WINGHAM swimmers Lucas Kloosterhof, Taj Greaves, Tallulah Greaves, Shyanna Wardrop and Jordana Wardrop competed at the Port Macquarie qualifying carnival on the long weekend.
All of them achieved great PBs especially Tallulah taking 12 seconds off her 200m freestyle.
Shyanna not only placed third in the 50m freestyle but also achieved a State age qualifying time. Shyanna also won the 100m backstroke.
A great day was had by all. Keep up the great work!