By TONY FROST
BRISBANE Southside Masters Swim Club held its annual meet on Saturday 12 July, at the home pool, Chandler Aquatic complex, where Australia dominated the swim events at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.
Yeronga Park masters swimmer Mark Stockwell remembers Chandler well as this was where his swimming career started, culminating in Olympic gold.
Noosa Masters swim club was represented by 12 members, for several of whom this was their final competition hit out before flying out next week for the World Masters swim championships, being held in Montreal, Canada, 3-10 August.
Preparing for Montreal were Ian Tucker, Robyn Selby, Bob Morse, Jacky Shields and Jan Croft.
Ian achieved personal best times in all contested five events, Robyn bettered her 50 metre freestyle time by more than two seconds, while Bob smashed two Queensland state records in 100 and 200 metre backstroke for 65-69 years age group, the 200 metres by over seven seconds with a time of 3:05.00.
“Hopefully peaking at the right time,” chuffed Bob.
“With 8500 swimmers nominated from most countries of the world, our Noosa seven will need to be on their metal,” Noosa swim coach Jan Croft said.
Noosa Masters swim club swimmers who competed at Chandler were: Jan Croft, Robyn Selby, Jacky Shields, Wendy Ivanusec, Rod Alfreston, Ian Mitchell, Bob Morse, Ian Robinson, Clinton Stanley, Ian Tucker, Bruce Warren and Adrian Wilson.
Good luck to our swimmers who are Montreal bound: Jan Croft, Bardie Gruber, Bob Morse, Robyn Selby, Jacky Shields, Adele Tucker and Ian Tucker.
The Noosa Masters Swimming Club trains on three mornings a week with a coach at the Noosa Aquatic Centre from 7.30am and provides a unique environment for swimmers from 18 years to 100+ all enjoying fitness, fun and friendship. Our activities encourage an active lifestyle and as long as you can swim a length of the pool, we welcome people to “come and try” before requesting full membership. For all inquiries, email: tuckeria @ optusnet.com.au and look at our website: http: / www.noosaaussichallengers.com.