2012 National Masters Swimming Championships in Adelaide

Championships - Adelaide - Susan, Sue, Yvette, Helen and Julia!

2012 National Masters Swimming Championships in Adelaide

April 16, 2012 at 8:51 AM

A few news snippets from our reporter Helen live in Adelaide.

Days 1 and 2 Highlights

  • Julia: 3 Bronze Medals in 50m, 100m and 800m Freestyle
  • Helen: Silver Medal in 200m Butterfly
  • Yvette: Personal Best in 200m Backstroke
  • Helen nearly beat Ian Thorpe in her 800m Freestyle (see photo scoreboard)!!!!
  • Adelaide weather has been perfect - sunny clear days

Day 3 Highlights

  • One more bronze medal for Julia in 400m Freestyle
  • Sue Currie happy with her 400m Freestyle
  • Susan Leech happy that she swam to the target time that she set for herself.
  • Women’s medal Relay came 8th
  • Club dinner night out –  with Kerryn Blanch

Day 4 Highlights

  • Another bronze medal for Julia in 200m Freestyle
  • Yvette 2 personal best times, including 200m Individual Medley
  • Julia beating the time she swam in 2009 in the 200m Individual Medley that she swam at the World Masters Games
  • Women's Freestyle relay came 4th
  • Yvette was chosen to swim in the NSW Branch Rela
  • Yvette enjoyed her time doing a full program of 12 individual events and 2 relays
  • Susan was happy with the times that she swam in her events
  • Helen competed in 6 events, 2 relays and as usual volunteered for officiating duties at the meet.

Overall Results

  • Ryde came in 29th position from 80 clubs with 162.5 points
  • Individual positions in age groups
    • Yvette - 10th
    • Julia - 6th
    • Susan Leech - 16th
    • Helen - 14th
    • Sue Curry - 20th

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photos and article: Helen Rubin