M&P Championships a great success

Last weekend's Mountains and Plains Swimming Championships was held at the new Grenfell Aquatic Centre and has been hailed a huge success.
Last weekend's Mountains and Plains Swimming Championships was held at the new Grenfell Aquatic Centre and has been hailed a huge success.

The weather was hot but perfect for swimming. The weekend was a great success in and out of the pool. This would not have been possible without our numerous volunteers who have been working tirelessly prior to and over the weekend to help welcome our visitors and assist in a very smooth running weekend.

About 300 visitors descended on our little town over the weekend for the 7th Mountains and Plains Long Course Summer Swimming Championships. There were 18 Clubs represented from Katoomba, Lithgow, Bathurst, several clubs from Orange, Forbes Parkes, Cudal, Canowindra, Cowra, Glenbrook, Young, Quandialla plus our Grenfell representatives just to name a few.  221 swimmers entered in the Carnival with 1298 entries and it was lovely their families came along as well.

The Grenfell Swimming Club would like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers from the ones cooking or selling on the BBQ, to the grandparents who pitched in, to the locals who helped mothers with their babies, to the timekeepers, the tent erectors and dismantlers, the caterers, the canteen team, the staff at the pool, the communications station, the baristas, the organisers and everyone in between – Thank you for helping out this weekend and putting Grenfell on the map as a friendly competitive swimming venue - up there with the best. There is no doubt the Mountains and Plains organisers were very impressed with how professional, friendly and polite we all were over the weekend. There will be further results during the week but to start from our amazing swimmers over the weekend include: Genevieve McLelland - 9 years girls age champion, Tom Robinson - 15 years boys champion, Isabelle Holz - 17 years girls champion,​ Frazer Ryder- 17 years boys champion.  And on top of that there were some amazing Personal Bests (PB’s) – Well done Grenfell!

Information for Swimming Club members: A meeting will be held on Monday 19 February at 8pm at the swimming club rooms – all welcome! Perpetual trophies – please return perpetual trophies to Leann at the Aquatic Centre as soon as possible.

Weekly news – Stroke correction classes:  Saturdays. 10am – 11.45am. Cost $5 per swimmer. 

Swimming squad sessions: Monday – Thursday.4pm – 5pm and 5pm – 6.30pm. February block has begun.

Timekeeping/raffle roster: Friday 16 February:  HEATHCOTE, GRIFFIN, HUNTER, HUGHES (Megan), BATEMAN, WOOD, GIBSON

Please note: If you cannot perform your duty on the allocated night it is your responsibility to find a replacement. There will be 6 timekeepers and 1 person in charge of selling raffle tickets