Summer Championships will be swum over two weekends 17 and 24 March 2018.
I hope everyone has completed enough swims to qualify. If in doubt have a look at the Black Line Sheet, you can find that below or check out the glass windows at Club on Saturday.
If next to your child’s name is a black line that means they they have qualified for all swims in their age group. If there is a number next to their name that means they still have to swim that number of swims to qualify for Championships.
Entries are now open. Entry cards must be in on Saturday. Below you will find a Summer Championships Event List, this list will enable you to fill in your cards with the correct event numbers.
Even if you do not qualify for Championships you can still swim in the events as an exibition swimmer.
To enter Club Championships the swimmer must have recorded at least 8 freestyle swims (over any distance) then additionally 4 swims recorded for each form stroke and medley during the season.
If you have any questions regarding qualifying for Championships please see George Ross or Graham Ede.
Events Day 1- 17-3-2018
Age & Open Breaststroke and Butterfly, and Age, Open & 11yrs & Under Freestyle
Warm up 3.00pm, start 3.30pm
Events Day 2 – 24-03-2018
Age & Open Medley and Backstroke, 25mtr Dash by Invitation and All Age McAlpine Handicap Relay
Warm up 3.00pm, start 3.30pm
Entry Fee will be $5.00 per family which covers both days.
25mtr Dash by Invitation
During the Summer Season there are 4 opportunities for swimmers who have qualified to swim 100mtr freestyle to take part in the 25mtr dash event.
This event is open to both boys and girls.
At the conclusion of the 4th Dash swim, the Race Committee will then select the 10 swimmers (5 boys & 5 girls) who will be invited to swim in the 25mtr Dash on Day 2 of Summer Championships.
This event is one of the highlight events of Summer Championships, very exciting and prestigious to be part of.
All swimmers are eligible to chosen to swim in the exciting McAlpine Handicapped Relay. This relay is the second highlight of Day 2 of Summer Championships.
Freestyle events are swum on Day 1 of Championships and from these events the swimmers will be selected to swim in the McAlpine Relay, which is a relay made up of 4 teams of 13 swimmers.
This relay is a handicapped event and the fastest swimmers from the 25mtr and 50mtr individual Freestyle events are chosen to swim in this relay.
The seeding and handicapping for this relay event is a lenghty and complex process. If you are not coming on Day 2 of Championships or leaving early please let George Ross know ASAP so your child can be eliminated from the relay before the seeding process takes place.
What an exciting Summer Championships, we saw some intense competition, close finishes, 218 Pb’s and 17 new records set.
Day 1 started with the Breaststroke events and when we got to Event 29, the Boys 21yrs & Over Breaststroke saw the first record broken, well done George R, then 3 events later in the Women’s 35yrs & over Breaststroke event we saw Kristy P break this record by 2 secs. This was just 2 of the 11 records broken on Day 1 of Championships.
Also on Day 1 records were broken by Jordan H, Adam M, Kaitlin E and Nicole C. Congratulations to you all.
The last event on Day 1 was the Freestyle events, and from these races the swimmers were selected for the McAlpine Relay which is swum on Day 2.
The racing in the younger age groups was hotly contested with many swimmers challenging for the top placings.
At the conclusion of Event 98, Day 1 of Championships were over, it was time to pack up and recover and return for another big day again next week.
Saturday 24 March rolled around very quickly and competition began again. Today after the Individual Medley and Backstroke events where another 6 records were broken we contested the all exciting Boys & Girls 25mtr Dash and the McAlpine Relay.
Lining up for the Men’s 25mtr Dash were:-
Adam Murphy, George Ross, Jordan Henry, Curtis Hardie and Mitchell Ede
After the splash subsided Adam Murphy had won the event in a time of 12.09secs with George in 2nd and Jordan in 3rd.
Then it was the girls turn and on the blocks were:-
Nicole Chan, Andee Hardie, Mallory Hull, Mollie Hardie and Kaitlin Ede.
Congratulations to Nicole the women’s champion in a time of 14.40secs, with Andee in 2nd and Mallory in 3rd.
Now the handicapped McAlpine Relay, where 5 teams of 13 swimmers go head to head for the McAlpine Trophy. This year we had every swimmer take part, very exciting and how would it all finish.
Girls Team A was captained by Kaitlin Ede, Boys Team A was captained by Jordan Henry, Mixed Team A was captained by Jesse Hanna, Mixed Team B was captained by Andee Hardie and Mixed Team C was captained by Curtis Hardie.
Each team is made up of all age groups where the younger swimmers swim 25mtrs and the older swimmers 50mtrs. What excitement there was as all the swimmers lined up for the start of the event. Kaitlin’s team swam in Lane 1 and went off first followed by Curtis’ team in Lane 2, closely followed by Andee’s team in Lane 3, then with a bit of a wait to Jesse’s team in Lane 4 and Jordan’s team in Lane 5. Lane 2 was in the lead for several laps of the race. The other teams jossled for ;position and were quickly catching up. All teams are now in the water and who is winning, it’s hard towork out. Swimmers dive in and swim their required laps and the excitement builds, it’s not until the last swimmer of each team enters the pool that we truly know who’s winning. The last swimmers of each team are now on the blocks, Greg Gillan in LAne 3 gopes in first, followed by Kristy Parmeter in Lane 1, George Ross is snapping at her heels as he dives off block 2, Jesse Hanna goes off block 4 and then finally Adam Murphy in Lane 5. The excitement level lifts as the swimmers turn for home, George in Lane 2 is closing fast on Greg Gillan in Lane 3, but the wall comes all to close and Greg wins for Mixed Team B. Mixed Team C finishes 2nd, Girls Team A comes in 3rd, followed by Mixed Team A and Boys Team A rounding out the field.
Another great McAlpine Relay has been swum and won. Congratulations to Andee and her team.
Congratulations to all our swimmers you all swam brilliantly and everyone achieved their own personal best in so many ways.
A big thank you to all the parents who help out at Club every week and to the committee members who work tirelessly behind the scenes, without all your help Peakhurst ASC would not exist.
A full list of results can be found on the weekly results page or under Summer Championships Results.
Listed below are some of the results.
Over 35’s 50mtr Butterfly 53.00 17-3-2018
Over 35’s 100mtr Ind Medley 1.53.50 24-3-2018
Over 35’s 50mtr Breaststroke 50.22 17-3-2018
Over 35’s 50mtr Freestyle 36.55 17-3-2018
Over 35’s 50mtr Backstroke 50.60 24-3-2018
21yrs & Over 100mtr Freestyle 1.16.36 17-3-2018
21yrs & Over 100mtr Ind Medley 1.26.98 24-3-2018
21yrs & Over 100mtr Backstroke 1.28.49 24-3-2018
Girls 18-20 100mtr Butterfly 1.21.35 17-3-2018
17yrs & Over 200mtr Backstroke 2.32.32 17-2-2018
21yrs & Over 100mtr Breaststroke 1.15.42 17-3-2018
21yrs & Over 100mtr Butterfly 1.08.56 17-3-2018
Over 35’s 50mtr Butterfly 29.08 17-3-2018
Over 35’s 50mtr Freestyle 25.53 17-3-2018
Over 35’s 100mtr Ind Medley 1.14.56 24-3-2018
Over 35’s 50mtr Backstroke 33.63 24-3-2018
21yrs & Over 100mtr Butterfly 1.06.58 17-3-2018
Girl’s 25mtr Dash
1st Nicole Chan 14.40
2nd Andee Hardie 14.59
3rd Mallory Hull 15.02
4th Mollie Hardie 15.57
5th Kaitlion Ede 16.11
Men’s 25mtr Dash
1st Adam Murphy 12.09
2nd George Ross 12.54
3rd Jordan Henry 13.20
4th Curtis Hardie 13.34
5th Mitchell Ede 13.47
McAlpine Relay Winners
Mixed Team “B” Captained by Andee Hardie
Caitlyn Borello, Amanda Borello, Kiara Ristevski, Victoria Syrakis, Isabella Skead, Briarna Sperling, Sienna Maguire, Greg Gillan, Aiden Brown, Samuel Morgan, Pearce O’Gradey and Raul Xiao.