THE Narooma Swim Club travelled to Ulladulla last weekend, February 8 and 9, to compete in the South Eastern Swimming Association championships and Speedo Sprint Series.
Competition was of a high standard with swimmers attending from throughout the NSW South Coast region covering Wollongong to the Victorian boarder and the Snowy Mountains.
The team of 11 Narooma swimmers swam many personal bests collecting medals and awards for their efforts and all making valuable contributions to the team effort for the weekend.
Josh Ryan and Milaina Café competing in the Area Championships for the first time put in great efforts and gained valuable experience. Both achieved multiple personal bests in their swims and had outstanding performances among strong competition.
Aiden and Riley Miles put in a huge effort all weekend improving their times with PB's in all but a few of their individual events.
Michala Pendergast and sisters Ivy, Ruby and Sophie O'Meara all swam strongly for the weekend picking up placing's and PB's throughout their events showing us all how much they have improved.
As always Tracy King set a great example for all the children to follow and also had multiple placing's.
Banjo King collected gold medals in the 100m backstroke, 50 and 100 butterfly and the 100m freestyle. Banjo set new SESA championship records in his 50 and 100m butterfly events and on top of this he also won the 10 Year Boys SESA area champion.
Georgia Pendergast collected gold medals in the 50m backstroke and the 50 and 100m freestyle as well as setting a new SESA championship records for the 50 and 100m freestyle. And to top it off she won the 11 Year Girls SESA area champion.
The 11 years and under girls 200m freestyle relay team with Ivy, Sophie, Michala and Georgia also medalled collecting third in the fast paced team relay events.
Overall it was a wonderful result for Narooma, one which all the parents and coach Rhett Dufty were extremely proud. The combined efforts of the Narooma swimmers resulted in finishing seventh place overall out of 22 teams in the race for South East Swimming Association champion club.
Well done Narooma Dolphins.
Further details of Narooma Swim Club goings on and happenings can be found at www.narooma.nswswimming.com.au