Club Summer Champs 2015

A big workload leading up to the Easter break delayed this post a little, but finally… here is the wrap from the club Summer Championships – held on the 27th March 2015 🙂

2015 club summer champ photos

A big turnout and beautiful weather helped make this club champ a great event all round. Well done to all the swimmers, who all raced well and marshalled in an exemplary fashion on the night! Below are some of the photos taken on the night… if you have a photo you would like to show off here, please let us know 🙂

Freestyle 25m | 50m | 100m

Freestyle competition provided many impressively fast swims across the pool (and some, back again – for the 100m).

summerchamps_free250m Freestyle racing

summerchamps_free50-finishImpressive dash for the wall in the 50m Free

summerchamps_blanket-freeLooking like a ‘blanket finish’ in the older boys 50m Freestyle …

summerchamps_free1Completing the 100m Freestyle race

Backstroke 25m | 50m 100m

Many lovely straight arms were seen during the backstroke races, some PBs were recorded (congratulations) and some hair-raising finishes to top off the excitement!

summerchamps_backstroke25Older kids helping out by marking the 25m point in the pool for the younger competitors

summerchamps_backstrokeSwimmers competing in the 50m Backstroke

Breaststroke 25m | 50m | 100m

With 3 distances on offer, the swimmers weren’t spoilt for choice… Breaststroke racing took place just as the sun began to set over Brisbane Water, providing a beautiful backdrop for the events. Unfortunately, my very slow camera refused to capture the swimmers ‘above water’, so for now you will have to imagine the racing – which was impressive indeed! 🙂

summerchamps_sunsetSunset over Brisbane Water

Fly 25m | 50m | 100m

Butterfly is often viewed as a difficult stroke to get right… Despite the challenge, several of the Stingrays swimmers shine in the fly, with their arms and legs coordinated perfectly as they skip across the pool. I’m told that once you get the timing right, it becomes easier… For now, I’m happy to admire the flyers, quietly hoping that this stroke won’t appear in the parent race at the end of the year 🙂

summerchamps_fly50m Butterfly performed in style

200m IM | 200m Free

To end the night of competition, swimmers could choose to swim the Individual Medley or the 200m Freestyle. Plenty of great performances to complete a successful club championship. Well done everyone!

summerchamps_imBackstroke leg in the 200m IM

summerchamps_girlsStingrays girls on pool-deck after the IM – well done!

summerchamps_starter-tacticsGetting some good advice from ‘Tony Super Starter’ after the race 🙂

Happy Easter all 🙂

the Easter bunny

Club takes a break over the holidays and will resume inside on Friday 24th April. You can view the current Winter Schedule here (and via the link on the home page and also in the right side menu).

See you at Club 🙂

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