THE Narooma Swim Club travel to Ulladulla last weekend, February 2 and 3, to compete in the South Eastern Swimming Association area championships and Speedo Sprint Series.
Saturday greeted the children with rain, wind and a freezing cold pool to swim in, but to their credit they all got down to the job at hand and put in huge efforts.
Competition was of a high standard and Narooma swimmers swam many personal bests collecting medals and certificates.
Aiden and Riley Miles competing in the Area Championships for the first time put in great efforts and gained valuable experience. Aiden qualified for the Speedo Sprints in Sydney.
Another first timer Bradley Mathews put in a huge effort improving his times under the watchful eye of little brother George who not-quite-old-enough to compete this year tells us all he can't wait to be there next year.
Highlights for the meet were many and included Cecelia Colom-Davis swimming an eight second PB in her freestyle, Sophie Brown a three second PB in the 100m backstroke and Tom Brown lowering his freestyle time to 33 seconds.
Michala Pendergast and Baillee O'Brien swimming PBs and qualifying for the Speedo Sprint series in Sydney showing us all how much they have improved in the last few months.
As always Tracy King set a great example for all the children to follow.
Banjo King collecting gold medals and won the nine Year Boys SESA area champion.
Georgia Pendergast collected gold medals as well as setting a new SESA area championship record for the 50m freestyle. And to top it off she won the 10 Year Girls SESA area champion.
Overall a wonderful result for Narooma. One which all the parents and coach Rhett Dufty were extremely proud. Narooma finishing in 10th place out of 19 teams in the race for champion club.
Give yourselves a big pat on the back kids.