Summer Championships will be swum over two weekends 30 March & 6 April 2019.
Regular Club swimming has now finished and we await Day 1 of Championships next week. It was great to see our swimmers taking advantage of the extra optional swims that were offered. The Black Line Sheet is located via the link further down this page. The sheets are also available at the Recording Table.
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 closed yesterday Saturday 23 March 2019. 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 exhibition swimmer.
Due to the pool being closed for 3 weeks to rectify the electrical issue we have decided to reduce the number of Freestyle swims to 7 then additionally 4 swims recorded for each form stroke and medley during the season.
We will be adding three (3) additional 15mtr-50mtr Optional swims into the program the first on 9-3-2019 and the second on 16-03-2019 and the third on 23-3-2019 so swimmers have the opportunity to make up any swims they may not have enough of.
If you have any questions regarding qualifying for Championships please see George Ross or Graham Ede.
Swims Available Before Championships
Ind Medley 0
Events Day 1 – 30-3-2019
Age & Open Breaststroke and Butterfly, and Age, Open & 11yrs & Under Freestyle
Warm up 3.00pm, start 3.30pm
Events Day 2 – 06-04-2019
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 lengthy 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.
Another exciting Summer Championships has come and gone, where we saw some intense competition, close finishes, 228 Pb’s and 3 new records set.
Day 1 started with the Breaststroke events and when we reached Event 31, the Boys 35yrs & Over 50mtr Breaststroke we saw the first record broken, well done George R, then in event 64 the Women’s 35yrs & over 50mtr Butterfly we saw Kristy P break the 2nd record for the day. Congratulations Kristy.
The last event on Day 1 was the Freestyle events, and from these races the swimmers are 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 was over, it was time to pack up, recover and return for another big day again next week.
Saturday 6 April rolled around very quickly and competition began again. Our Marshal Belinda was unable to make it today so her husband Ben was thrown into the role and he coped magnificently and no swimmer missed their race. Well done Ben.
Today we saw another record fall, in Event 111 George R broke the Mens 35yrs & Over 100mtr Ind Medley, breaking the existing record by over 4 seconds. Congratulations George.
After the Individual Medley and Backstroke events were swum it was time for the all exciting Mens & Womens 25mtr Dash and the McAlpine Relay.
Lining up for the Men’s 25mtr Dash were:-
George Ross, Jordan Henry, Greg Gillan, Jesse Hanna and Mitchell Ede
It was over in a flash, and when the splash subsided the winner of the Men’s 25mtr Dash for 2019 was George in a time of 12.66, with Jordan in 2nd and Mitchell in 3rd.
Then it was the girls turn and on the blocks were:-
Andee Hardie, Caitlyn Borello, Isabella Skead, Mollie Hardie and Kaitlin Ede.
Another great race and an unexpected result, the winner of the Women’s 25mtr Dash was Mollie Hardie in a time of 15.09, with her sister Andee in 2nd and Caitlyn 3rd.
With all that excitement out of the way it was time for the McAlpine Relay. We had 5 teams of 13 swimmers contest this event. All swimmers got the opportunity of taking part in this race and it was going to be a thrilling race from start to finish.
It is a handicapped event where the younger swimmers swim 25mtrs and the older swimmers swim 50mtrs. Who is winning it is never really clear until the last swimmers take the blocks.
Mixed Team C captained by Kaitlin Ede in Lane 1, Mixed Team B captained by Mollie Hardie was in Lane 2, Girls Team A captained by Andee Hardie was in Lane 3, Mixed Team A captained by Mitchell Ede was in Lane 4 and Boys Team A captained by Jordan Henry was in Lane 5.
Bianca C started on Go for Kaitlin’s team and she took off down the pool while Matthew P got Mollie’s team off to a good start on 22. Lillian K for Andee’s team had a further 10sec wait until she got her chance, then she was off. Team Mitchell only had to wait a further 2 seconds and Balin was into the pool for his team, while Jordan’s team had to wait 65 seconds before Lachlan S got his team going. Mixed Team C seemed to still be in front with the others jostling for position. There were some quick laps swum as swimmers all dug deep to get their team into the lead. Cheering from the sidelines was loud and helped carry each swimmer to the finish line. The excitement was building as the final swimmers took to the blocks, Brendan in Lane 1, Greg in Lane 2, Kristy in Lane 3, Mitchell in Lane 4 and Jordan in Lane 5. Brendan went in first followed by Greg, Jordan, Mitchell then Kristy. Jordan was catching up fast with Mitchell hot on his heels, but they were not fast enough and Brendan touched the wall first, with Greg not far behind, followed by Jordan, Mitchell and Kristy. Congratulations to Kaitlin and her team.
The end of another great McAlpine Relay. Congratulations to all our swimmers you all swam brilliantly and everyone achieved their own personal bests 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.
After all that adrenalin had subsided and swimmers had left the pool it was dinner time, the bbq was all fired up and Johnny and Arianna’s dad was slaving over a hot bbq. It smelled delicious and tasted even better, many thanks to our bbq chef for keeping everyone well fed.
When the bbq was over we all then enjoyed a range of desserts that had been supplied by our families. Many thanks to all those that bought in dessert it was really yummy.
When dinner had gone down 30 kids and parents went into the school hall to watch “Hop”, an Easter movie. We all enjoyed an ice cream cone at Intermission. A lovely way to end another successful season at Peakhurst Swim Club.
Enjoy the break and see you all back for Winter Season on 27-4-2019.
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 Breaststroke 34.58 30-03-2019
Over 35’s 100mtr Ind Medley 1.10.27 06-04-2019
Over 35’s 50mtr Butterfly 51.05 30-03-2019
McAlpine Relay Winners
Mixed Team “C” Captained by Kaitlin Ede
Bianca Cheong, Johnny Calavarias, Angus Grounds, Addison Fing, Peytton Sperling, William Grounds, Ryder O’Gradey, Karl Gillan, Liam Lee, Annika Gillan, Isabella Skead, and Brendan Quinn.