Swimming season opens with a splash

On Friday October 19 more than 50 children attended the second swim meeting for the 2012/13 swimming year.

All swimmers were keen, ready to go, showing off their talents as well as getting together with their friends and having fun.

Things got off to a flying start with competitors swimming in butterfly, freestyle, and breaststroke.

Each child competes in their set distances and they strive to beat their own individual times.

As their times improve for each stroke they are awarded points and if their time gets below a set time for that distance they advance to the next distance. All new competitors start off doing 25 metres for each stroke to determine the distance for their next swim.

It really is about improving your swimming and your times as an individual and having fun.

A big thank you to those senior children who jumped into the pool and helped the younger new swimmers. This is appreciated by these children and their parents. Well done keep up the good work.

The barbecue afterwards was a great chance for the adults to catch up with each other and find out what had happened over winter and what their plans are for this summer, meet new members and establish new friendships.

It is not too late to join, with this Friday only being the third meet for the year and it is never too late to have your children trying to better their swimming in a competitive and fun atmosphere.

The Jindabyne Amateur Swimming Club meets every Friday at 5pm at the Jindabyne Swimming Pool with swimming starting at 5.30pm. For further information contact the President Jack Van Dongen on 6456 1051.

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