Updated: Apr 2, 2019
2. MID-SEASON PRESENTATION BREAKFAST – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
4. TEAM GOAL FOR SAPSASA CHAMPIONSHIPS/MAD MARCH TITLES
5. BASKET HANDLERS AUSTRALIAN OPEN: FRIDAY APRIL 12th
6. STARPLEX REPORT
7. STATE SC CHAMPIONSHIPS – QUALIFYING TIMES ATTACHED
8. CHANGES TO TIMETABLE THIS WEEK
9. SEASON CALENDAR
10. UPCOMING SWIM MEET CALENDAR
11. SEASON 2018-19 WAVEMAKER RECORDS TO DATE
12. FACEBOOK PAGE – 394 FOLLOWERS
13. TRAINING TIMETABLE THIS WEEK
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LIST OF BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB SEASON 2018-19 SPONSORS
PLATINUM SPONSOR: CHATEAU YALDARA
GOLD SPONSOR: WINE INDUSTRY SERVICES
GOLD SPONSOR: LEISURE POOLS, BAROSSA
GOLD SPONSOR: BAROSSA VALLEY TOYOTA
GOLD SPONSOR (IN KIND): SHANNON WELDING
GOLD ADVERTISING DONOR: STEPHAN KNOLL (CLUB PATRON)
SILVER SPONSOR: TANUNDA PHYSIOTHERAPY
BRONZE SPONSOR: HOMBURG REAL ESTATE
BRONZE SPONSOR: STEWAY CO., LTD.
BRONZE SPONSOR: CCL LABELS
SPONSOR (WORK IN KIND): SHANNON WELDING
2. MID-SEASON PRESENTATION BREAKFAST/SOCIAL GATHERING – SUNDAY APRIL 14th
Our mid-season presentation gathering will be held as a brunch gathering on Sunday April 14th.
VENUE: Faith Lutheran College- TLS Campus Harvest Centre- enter car park via Maria Street, Tanunda.
MENU: TBC but likely to be bacon and egg burgers and pancakes, along with juice and coffee, all at a small cost.
TIME: Doors open 8.30am
BRUNCH/SOCIAL TIME/PLAY: 9.00am to 10.00am
PRESENTATIONS: 10.00am to 11.00am
3. AQUA SPEED EQUIPMENT – SKIPPING ROPES AVAILABLE FROM AQUA SPEED
A reminder that all T3 squad swimmers and above must keep a skipping rope in their swim bag.
Keian from Aqua Speed has skipping ropes available.
Most required swim equipment, including rollers, tempo trainers and goggles, are also available through Aqua Speed.
4. SAPSASA CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT
WAVEMAKERS SWIM UP A SAPSASA STORM
Barossa Wavemakers (16 of whom represented the Barossa and Light District and 3 of whom represented the Gawler District) enjoyed brilliant results at the country division of the SA Primary School championships last Friday.
Stars of the individual event show were Kegan Coulter who won 2 gold and 1 silver, Keian Curthoys-Davies who won 1 gold and 2 silver, Ray Ng who won 1 gold and 1 bronze, Hannah Joseph who raced brilliantly for a gold in the 50 back and silver in the 50 free in her MC events, and Miella Curthoys-Davies who won 1 bronze and 1 silver.
Three wavemakers - Charlotte Shannon, Matilda Lewcock, Sophie Ashmead - took all before them as three of the four swimmers in the 11yrs girls team that blitzed the field in the 4x50 relay event. Ray and Keian also formed part of the 13yrs and under Gawler team that won gold in the medley relay.
Other brilliant results were achieved by Sophie Ashmead who was pipped for the gold by just 0.02 in the 50m breast, Mallika Fletcher with a fantastic 37 second swim in the 50 free which earned her a bronze, and Jonte Reimann with a courageous 1.09 effort in the 100 free which placed him second. Saxon Kearns was another to star with a bronze in the 50 breast. Jonte and Saxon were also part of medal-winning relay teams.
Patrick Timms and Ella Goldsmith made finals, with Ella producing a fantastic 3 sec PB in her 50m breast. Gus Sloane did a great job to make finals in each of his events, ultimately placing 6th in them all. Charlie Semmler and Sage Logan swam exceptionally well in both their individual and relay swims, with Charlie's 36.18 as the first leg swimmer in his 4x50 free relay one of the highlights.
Georgiana Sloane, Banjo Reimann and Imogen Davis all performed well in their relay swims, with Imogen a member of a bronze-medal winning team in the 4x50 free relay.
5. MAD MARCH TITLES REPORT
The long course season concluded on the weekend with the now annual MAD MARCH TITLES held out of the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre.
17 wavemakers were in action at the titles, with the greater majority of our club’s representatives having a result in at least one event that was adjudged by the Head Coach as an outstanding performance (see list below).
Wayne Ng, Ray Ng and Yannick Weimann each performed very well on debut for the club.
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES BY WAVEMAKERS AT MAD MARCH TITLES:
Jack Duffin 50 free (PB -0.42 1st), 100 free (PB-0.39 2nd)
Kyrene O’Neill 100 fly (PB-1.25 2nd)
Tyla O’Neill 100 free (PB-0.44 2nd)
Harliai Curthoys-Davies 200 back (PB-3.29 1st)
Makayla Docherty 50 back (PB-0.57 1st)
Kegan Coulter 100 back (PB-5.5 3rd), 100 free (PB-3.41), 200IM (PB-15.9), 100 fly first time swim
Claire Goldsmith 50 breast PB-2.89), 100 breast (PB-5.81)
Ella Goldsmith 50 free (PB-1.29), 100 breast (PB-8.97)
Gus Sloane 50 free (PB-2.26), 50 breast (PB-3.38), 50 back (PB-4.19), 100 breast (PB-7.7), 50 fly (PB-2.76)
Georgiana Sloane 50 free (PB-3.19), 50 back (PB-12.98)
Leisel Timms 50 free (PB-2.14)
Patrick Timms 50 free (PB-5.77)
Meg Wood 100 free (PB-3.12)
Wayne Ng 50 breast (PB-2.28)
Ray Ng 50 free (PB-1.84 3rd), 50 breast (PB-6.29 2nd), 100 free (PB-9.76), 50 back (PB-3.94), 100 breast (PB-7.9 1st)
Yannick Weimann 100 breast (1.23.31 3rd)
6. BASKET HANDLERS AUSTRALIAN OPEN: FRIDAY APRIL 12th
The Australian Open championships featuring Australia’s very best open swimmers (including Australian Olympians) will take place early next month.
The Barossa basket handling team (basket handlers carry the swimmers’ apparel etc. off pool deck) has been scheduled to serve in their role on FRIDAY APRIL 12th.
Thank you to the following 12 wavemakers who have volunteered to serve in the role of basket handlers (there may still be some vacancies, so please let me know if your swimmers is interested)
Keian Curthoys-Davies, Miella Curthoys-Davies, Saxon Kearns, Claire Goldsmith, Ella Goldsmith, Samantha Parish, Leisl Timms, Patrick Timms, Yannick Weimann, Georgie Sloane, Gus Sloane, Riley Hallett
6. ACCOMMODATION: COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS MURRAY BRIDGE
The SA Country Championships are the most important carnival on our annual swimming calendar which we would like all wavemakers in the T3 squad and above to attend. If your swimmer is currently in the T3 squad or higher, then we would hope they will participate in these championships. Next season’s championships will be held at Murray Bridge from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th April.
Swimmers must be 10yrs or over on the first day of the carnival to be eligible to swim in an individual event at the championships, but relay teams may comprise swimmers of 7yrs of age.
Qualifying times apply to the championships. However, swimmers 9yrs of age and under, along with swimmers 10 and 11years of age who do not make a qualifying time in a particular event, may participate in the so-called “Superfish” component of these championships which will be held on the evening of Thursday the 9th.
The majority of wavemakers are likely to either qualify to swim in an individual event, or to swim in the Superfish carnival, and/or to be selected in a relay team for the championships. This means our club could be represented by as many as 50 swimmers in one, both, or all three of these categories.
With many other clubs having already commenced their planning for this event, accommodation in the Murray Bridge precinct is already scarce. We have been fortunate to have Tammy Kearns searching for potential places to say, and she has located a large group accommodation facility in Tailem Bend, about 15 minutes from Murray Bridge. A number of families have already snapped up the rooms on offer, but a few still remain. Reserving a room with Tammy now may save a headache later on, so if you would like to stay with our team at the bunk house, please let Tammy know immediately.
Please see Tammy’s email below.
Hello Barossa Swimming Families,
I was asked to look around for accommodation alternatives for January 2020 Country Swimming Championships in Murray Bridge
I have been looking around for large group accommodation to reduce the cost for families. There are motel rooms, hotel rooms and some cabins available in Murray Bridge.
I have found a new bunk house complex built for groups located in Tailem Bend, about 15 minutes from Murray Bridge.
This facility is available in January, but we need an indication of interested families.
There are 22 rooms available. 4 family rooms (double bed and bunk); 8 rooms with adjoining access, with 2 double beds only (for families if required) and two rooms with a double bed only.
Each room has air conditioning, a television and a fridge. All linen provided. There are only shared bathroom facilities, no en-suite.
There is a large group kitchen, outdoor facilities with a tv and a lounge area.
The nightly cost is $1250. If we fill ALL rooms the per room cost would be $50 per double $100 per family or adjoining room, otherwise the cost will need to be split per person. The more rooms that are filled the cheaper it is for all.
Please check out the website for photographs of the rooms, facilities and grounds.
Please Google: Tailem Bend Bunk House.
Please pass this email to other swimming families ASAP so we can get numbers from interested families. If we have enough interest we will collect deposits next week, which will be on nights accommodation cost, $50 double room or $100 family or adjoining room.
If you are not sure if your child will qualify for country championships please talk to Coach Tony or Coach Scott and they can give you an indication.
Please register your interest with Tammy Kearns 0418853459 by text or email email@example.com or with Ange Curthoys by Friday 29th March.
7. STATE SC CHAMPIONSHIPS – WED 17th JULY to SUN 21st JULY
SA State SC (short course) championships will be held from Wednesday 17th July to Sunday 21st July.
All swimmers aged 10yrs and over on the first day of this event are eligible to compete at these championships, and all eligible wavemakers should now begin to aim for the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP qualifying times which are attached to this newsletter.
Congratulations to those swimmers who achieved state qualifying times at the Starplex meet yesterday. (if unsure, please check your times and see)
8. CHANGES TO TIMETABLE THIS WEEK
No changes to the training timetable this week
9. BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB SEASON CALENDAR
Please see our season calendar below:
The next recommended meet is the All-in Winter Meet of May 8th.
TARGETED (T): carnivals for which the attendance of all Barossa swimmers is anticipated/expected (for championship events, this expectation applies to eligible Barossa swimmers only)
RECOMMENDED (R): carnivals for which the attendance of Barossa swimmers is recommended (for carnivals with qualifying time or age restrictions, this applies to eligible Barossa swimmers only)
SUGGESTED (S): carnivals for which the attendance of Barossa swimmers is encouraged
10. UPCOMING (RECOMMENDED/TARGETED/SUGGESTED) SWIM MEETS
TARGETED (T) – all eligible swimmers are expected to attend
RECOMMENDED (R) – all eligible swimmers are encouraged to attend
SUGGESTED (S) – swimmers may choose to attend (coaches not necessarily present)
11. SEASON 2018-19 WAVEMAKER RECORDS TO DATE
Harliai Curthoys-Davies: SA Country Record (15yrs 50 backstroke)
SA Country Record (14-16yrs 400IM)
SA Country Record (14-16 years 200m free) 2x
SA Country Record (Open 200 free) 2x
SA Country Record (16yrs 200IM)
SA Country Record (Open 200IM)
SA Country Record (16yrs 50 free)
SA Country Record (16yrs 100 free)
SA Country Record (Open 100 free)
SA Country Record (16yrs 50 back)3x
+ a host of country championship records around which there is some confusion and for which we are still seeking clarification
Awesome Foursome (Harliai, Tyla O’Neill, Kyrene O’Neill, Makayla Docherty)
SA Country Record 16yrs and under 200m medley relay
SA Country Record 16yrs and under 200m free relay 2x
SA Country Record Open 200 free relay 2x
SA Country Record Open 800 free relay
SA Country Championship Record 16yrs and under 200m free relay
SA Country Championship Record Open 200 free relay
SA Country Championship Record Open 800 free relay
12. FACEBOOK PAGE – 396 LIKES
Our Facebook page has 396 likes (an increase of 1 from last week!) – we have just 4 to go to reach our season target of 400.
Don’t forget, we are also on Instagram!
And watch out for our soon to be launched website.
13. TRAINING TIMETABLE THIS WEEK
Have a happy week!
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