Many years of hard work and dedication by many members have gone into sustaining Master Swimming in Tasmania.
The highest honour that can be bestowed is that of Life Membership.
We have been a successful organisation for many years because our members volunteer their time and energy, have served on Club and Branch committees and then on deck, all the time making sure our clubs and meets run, and run successfully.
In recognition of her contribution to masters swimming, Judy Hyndes of the Talays Masters Swimming Club was awarded her MST life membership in 2013.
We don’t see Judy on deck often these days but, just because we don’t, we should not forget her contribution.
Judy has been a member of Masters for 29 years and still is. That is 29 years of involvement, dedication and action for Masters Swimming.
Judy joined the Talays Club in April 1990 and since 1994 has been the club’s Treasurer. An achievement that would be exceedingly hard to match anywhere in the Masters’ swimming movement.
Over her 29 years of membership, one of Judy’s main roles at Masters Swimming Tasmania competitions has been that of Chief Time Keeper. Judy performed this role for 15 year, spanning the period 1998 to 2013.
Judy was also the Chief Time Keeper at the 1998, 2005 and 2010 National Championships and the 2009 Oceania Masters Games.
Over the years Judy was also the Chief Time Keeper at numerous Interclub meets, Fin Swimming events, both local and National and even Trans-Derwent swims.
At the Branch level, Judy was a member of Branch Committee from 1995 – 2013 and an integral member of the organizing Committee for the 1998, 2005 and 2010 National Championships.
Judy was also the Branch Registrar from 1995 to 2013.
In recognition of her contribution at the club level she was also made a Life Member of the Talays Masters Swimming Club in October 2005.
Judy is now retired and living in Hobart, swimming 3 times a week for her own fitness.