June 2010 e-News

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Coach and Official of the Year 2009

Congratulations to Vicky Watson from Ryde AUSSI Masters Swimming for receiving the Coach of the Year award for 2009. Vicky also won the ASCTA Masters Coach of the Year Award. To read her profile CLICK HERE

Congratulations to Deryn Thomas from Malvern Marlins for receiving the Official of the Year award for 2009. To read her profile CLICK HERE

Service Award Winners
There were a number of people who received national service awards in 2010. Congratulations to our award winners:
Meritorious Award (5 Years)                         Conspicuous Award (10 Years)
Ian Davis (deceased)                                       Ken Liddy
Paul Watmough                                              John Pollock
Helen Rubin                                                    John Pugh
Therese Crollick
Vorgee Health Check Award Winners Vorgee logo
The second Vorgee Club Health Check competition has closed and the winners are:
Launceston Lemmings (TAS) & Rum City Masters (QLD)

CLICK HERE to read a little about each club.

There is a new challenge for you to win $250 for your Club. Tell us about an innovative program or idea that your Club has used to attract members and KEEP them & the $$$ may be yours in September.
CLICK HERE to read the award criteria & download the entry form.

New clubs Superfins

There have been two new clubs formed since the March edition e-News.
Superfins Swimming Club
This Western Australian club is for swimmers with disabilities, the club was formed in 1985 starting off as the Superdrome Superfins.  Originally this club was affiliated with Swimming WA and competed in the multiclass events and many open water swims including the Rottnest Channel swim. In 2010 the club has become a One-Club with seven swimmers registering with MSA and competing in their first masters meet last month.(see picture). The club is looking to continue to grow those numbers in the future, enjoying the style of competition set in masters swimming.

Georges River Bullsharks
This New South Wales club was formed a month ago by Arturo Alibrandi. Georges River are an existing club not affiliated with MSA specialising in open water swims.  Arturo has created a “One-Club ” branching off into masters swimming and pool events under the Georges River Bullsharks banner.

Vale Ian Davis Ian Davis

On Saturday 15 May at the Noosa Challengers swimming event in Queensland, Ian Davis of the Queensland Aqualicious Club (formerly from Wett Ones in NSW) passed away. Ian is a past President of Masters Swimming NSW and had served on Masters Swimming Australia’s Governance Committee and as a member of the National Board of Management in 2008/9. He had been an active member of the Wett Ones Masters Swimming Club Committee since 2001.

Ian moved to Brisbane in mid 2008 when he joined the Queensland Law Reform Commission as a full time member. He was presented with a Meritorious Award for his Service to Masters Swimming Australia at the recent National Championships in Launceston.
Masters Swimming Australia extends its condolences to Ian’s partner, family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all of his friends in the masters swimming community.

World records FINA
To use the FINA search engine to find out who holds the World record in your age group CLICK HERE

For all of the latest National records CLICK HERE to be taken through to the results portal.


2010 National Championships report 2010 Nationals

The 2010 National Championships were a great success.  They  were hosted by the Tasmanian Branch in Launceston’s new Aquatic Centre and were held over a short course. Entries were strong, records tumbled and a lot of fun was had by all. Congratulations to Ray Brien and his Organising Committee for the planning and delivery of the event. READ MORE…


2011 National Championships WA Nationals 2011 logo
Regular meetings have been held and planning is well underway:
• Event brochure was produced and distributed to 2010 National Masters Championship participants in Launceston in April
• Event banner was handed over in Launceston and update of official name will be completed in time for 2011 event
• Event logo has been designed and is now on National and MSWA websites for links to information and updates
• Merchandise items are being investigated
• Call for event officials will be forwarded throughout Australia in October 2010
• Submission to Department of Sport and Recreation for sponsorship is being drafted
• Venues for Welcome Function and Lunch Presentation Function still to be confirmed
• Fee for Welcome Function will be kept to a minimum, through financial support from MSWA, to encourage attendance
• Opening Ceremony will be conducted at the Welcome Function
• Interest has been expressed from overseas swimmers so additional invitations will be forwarded to near-neighbouring countries for participation as our guests
To read the full article written by Stephen Cornelius on “Different ways to swim the same set and relating it to your event”. CLICK HERE
Technical update
To read the latest update (April 2010) on the swimwear rules CLICK HERE

To read an article by the Chair of the technical committee concerning Watches & assistance at meets. CLICK HERE


This email was sent by Sarah Roach, Masters Swimming Australia, Level 2 Sports House, 375 Albert Road, Albert Park, Australia, 3206