Posted on Saturday 24th February, 2024

Scottsdale Splash Meet 2024

On Sunday the 18th February Launceston Masters Swimming Club held a Splash Event at Scottsdale Aquatic Centre in partnership with the Scottsdale Aquatic Club. Lemmings member and SAC manager Jane Kilburn organised our morning out and 21 Lemmings made the journey to the northeast to practice our racing before the Summer championships later in March.

We all lined up both young and old to race a series of 25,50,100 and 200 metre races and finished off with a handicapped relay in the warm sunshine.

Afterwards a hearty brunch of sausages and eggs and bacon sandwiches was consumed with a delicious coffee from the on-site barista (and lifeguard!)

It was a wonderful event and there are some promising young swimmers who were keen to show us how their training was paying off. I think us Masters held our own though 😊

Big Thanks to Kym Whittle who asked and received support from local businesses- Bridport Hotel, Good Sports Scottsdale, The Bunker Café, Cleone’s Secret Garden and Salt Boutique for prizes which were distributed to the following swimmers- Alwynne McMahon, Annie Latchford, Bill Woodworth and Bridport local, Lemming and legend Ruth Timperon. Also, to the Scottsdale Aquatic Club winners Tori, Gabbi, Meredith and Wes. Congratulations!

Special thanks again to Jane Kilburn, meet coordinator and number cruncher Ray Brien, Neville Snooks, Kay Bailey, Pam Claxton and all the timekeepers, parent marshals, BBQ crew Rebecca and Richard Lancaster and of course the wonderful young people who helped make the day such a success! The people of the northeast are so lucky to have such a beautiful pool and facility to swim in. Thanks for having us!

Adrienne McMahon
President LMSC