Updated: Apr 1, 2020
We're Making Waves! - Newsletter No. 17 - Sun 9th February - Season 2019-20
1. INTER-DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS – SAT 7th MARCH/SUN 8th MARCH
Thank you to the following 18 swimmers who have indicated their availability for selection for the Inter-District Championships of Sat 7th March and Sun 8th March across the following age groups: Girls 11-18yrs, Boys 12-19yrs
Nyah Schubert, Emma Schubert, Freya Cartledge, Ella Goldsmith, Claire Goldsmith, Harliai Curthoys-Davies, Keian Curthoys-Davies, Miella Curthoys-Davies, Sage Logan, Jonte Reimann, Charlotte Ashmead, Sophie Ashmead, Jasmine Carroll, Ahkira Phelan, Meg Wood, Noah Ralph, Patrick Timms, Hannah Joseph
The team will be announced and swimmers will be notified of the events for which they have been selected by Monday 17th of February, with entries to be submitted via Swim Central by Monday 24th February.
Please note the following important information: Swimmers can swim a maximum of 4 events per session, and swimmers cannot swim across multiple age groups – this means that a swimmer who misses out on selection in their own age group but is selected in an upper age group must swim all events in the upper age group.
A summary of the events and the weekend’s program are shown below.
• 50 and 100 Boys – 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19 (3 swimmers per event)
• 50 and 100 Girls – 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18 (3 swimmers per event)
• 200 Free and IM Boys – 12-15, 16-19 (2 swimmers per event)
• 200 Free and IM Girls – 11-14, 15-18 (2 swimmers per event)
• 200 Breast/Back/Fly and 400 Free/IM Boys – 11-19 (2 swimmers per event)
• 200 Breast/Back/Fly and 400 Free/IM Girls – 11-19 (2 swimmers per event)
Program of Events:
2. WINE RAFFLE RESULTS
Attached is a list of winners from our annual wine raffle drawn December 21st 2020
3. CLARE OPEN/MID-NORTH SPRINTS REPORT
A fun time was had by all the Barossa Wavemakers that attended the Clare Open and Mid-North Sprints held this weekend.
Star of the Mid-North sprints show today was 8 yr old Noah Lewcock who returned to his very best to win gold in each of the 4 sprint events across each stroke discipline in which he competed. Other highlights included first-ever medals won by 9yr old Sam Swincer with a silver in the 25 back and bronze in the 25 breast, the 100m free and 100 breast debut swim from John Langford, and a series of terrific results for all our 100m IM participants with particular mention of the efforts of Hayley Langford. Among the three silver medal-winning swims of 9 yr old Annabel Ashmead, her stroke rate and speed of finish in the 25m backstroke was acknowledged as one of the swims of the day. 13yr old sister Charlotte Ashmead produced a brilliant 25m fly, and also made the open freestyle skins final on her way to amassing 4 medals for the day. Miella Curthoys-Davies enjoyed the sprint format collecting 4 gold and 1 bronze medal, while Sophie Ashmead and Eddie Barnes also collected a swag of 3 medals each. Lauren Langford continues to improve, and produced a wonderful effort in today’s outing over the 100m freestyle distance.
The Clare Open on the Saturday was attended by Freya Cartledge, Sam Swincer, Harry Swincer and Eddie Barnes who all achieved at least one PB.
Well done, all!
4. CRYSTAL BROOK OPEN/LOXTON CARNIVAL REPORTS
Wavemakers Fraser and Saxon Kearns, and Nyah, Emma and Max Schubert represented our club very creditably at the Crystal Brook and Loxton carnivals last weekend. We are still trying to track down results and will bring them to the attention of our membership when we have, but in the meantime we are delighted to report the news (which has filtered through) that Fraser (7) won medals (his first swimming medals!) at Crystal Brook. Well done, Fraser!
5. FAITH AGE GROUP SCHOOL CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to the following five Barossa Wavemakers and Faith College students who won their respective Age Championship titles at the Faith College Swimming Carnival held during the week. Makayla Docherty, Jonte Reimann, Charlotte Ashmead, Charlotte Shannon/Sage Logan (joint champions)
We are still awaiting a list of results, but we understand that the members of this fabulous five broke a number of school records (we look forward to hearing the details). Well done, all!
6. MATTERS OF UNIFORM
Our wonderful Uniforms Officer Steph Docherty wishes to notify our membership of the following important messages
1. barossa swim bags are ready for $70 - they can be taken to be personalised at bandicoot for approximately $3-5
2. We have 2 more size small towels that have been embroidered and just need a name on - these are $65 each and it is the same deal to add their name.
3. A number of people have expressed an interest in the blue club singlets. A minimum order of 10 is required, and they are $36 each.
Please see Steph if you are interested in any or all of the bags, towels and singlets.
7. RENMARK CARNIVAL TIMELINE
Gates open next Saturday at 9.45am. A club timeline for the day, including a timekeeping roster, will be sent to participants later in the week.
8. TIME TRIAL NIGHT AT NURI POOL – FRI FEB 21st
The first of our proposed time trial nights will be held at the Nuri outdoor pool on Friday February 21st with warm-up from 4.15pm.
The evening will couple as a mid-season social gathering at which we plan to enjoy a BBQ dinner, and also to recognise the efforts of our Superfish and record breakers etc. with presentation of certificates. All superfish swimmers and country championship representative team members are asked to attend.
Time trial event details etc. will be provided in next week’s newsletter.
9. TRIATHLON EVENT PARTICIPATION
Members of our swimming club have been invited to compete in upcoming local triathlon club events (see the attached poster). As always, we encourage a diversity of sporting involvement among our swimmers, and would welcome the participation of our swimmers in these local fun triathlons.
Dates: Sun 16 Feb 8am, Fri 28 Feb 6pm, Sun 15 Mar 11am
10. BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB SEASON CALENDAR
The new season (2019/20) commences on October 1st.
Please note also that the calendar includes a number of proposed dates, including short squad breaks (these dates still require committee ratification and approval).
While an extensive list of meets is indicated in the calendar, a host of other meets are available. Swimmers seeking competitions are encouraged to view the Swimming SA website for additional details of upcoming meets.
*On average, swimmers should aim to compete in one carnival per month across the season.
*Where possible, swimmers should discuss their carnival selection and event entries with the Head Coach.
11. RECORDS TO DATE THIS SEASON
Barossa Wavemakers have set 17 records so far this LC season.
Harliai Curthoys-Davies (5x): SA Country Record Open 400 free (2x), SA 14-16yrs 400 free (2x), 17yrs 50 back
Ray-Jian Ng (2x): SA Country Record 11yrs 50 breaststroke, SA Country Championship Record 12yrs 50 breaststroke
Miella Curthoys-Davies (1x): SA Country Championship Record 11yrsU 50 breaststroke
Jasmine Carroll, Miella Curthoys-Davies, Sage Logan, Charlotte Shannon (2x): 12yrsU 4x50 free relay female SA Country Record
Jasmine Carroll, Sophie Ashmead, Miella Curthoys-Davies, Sage Logan (2x): 12yrsU 4x50 free relay female SA Country Record
Ray-Jian Ng, Kegan Coulter, Gus Sloane, Patrick Timms (1x): 12yrsU 4x50 free relay female SA Country Record
Ray-Jian Ng, Kegan Coulter, Gus Sloane, Max Schubert (1x): 12yrsU 4x50 free relay female SA Country Record
Kegan Coulter, Ray-Jian Ng, Max Schubert, Gus Sloane (2x): 12yrsU 4x50 medley relay male SA Country Record
Harliai Curthoys-Davies, Tyla O'Neill, Kyrene O'Neill, Meg Wood (1x): 14-18yrs 4x50 free relay female SA Country Record
12. TRAINING CHANGES THIS WEEK
There will be no Tuesday pm or Saturday afternoon session held this week. Swimmers who normally attend these sessions are encouraged to swim catch-up sessions on Tue, Wed or Fri morning.
13. TRAINING TIMETABLE THIS WEEK.
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