Club swimmers conquer Husky Triathlon!

Last weekend, four of our Club Members Tadgh, Kylie and Michael Donnellan and Sophie O’Brien made the road trip down to picturesque Huskisson to participate in the triathlon festival.

Tadgh completed the 200m swim, 8km cycle and 2km run triathlon.

Kylie participated in the sprint triathlon with a 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run. The swim course was very choppy but Kylie navigated the swim course beautifully.

Michael and Sophie completed the classic distance, which consisted of a 950m swim, 60km bike ride and a 10km run in warm conditions of 30 degrees. It was a fun weekend for all!

Tom Williams 50m Freestyle Handicap – Finals

The results of the finals for the Tom Williams 50m Freestyle Handicap held on 29 February 2020 were as follows:

Men’s Final

ID Name Position
1469 Tony VAN SCHAIK 1
1501 Cohen VAN LOO 2
1515 Fletcher WILLIAMS 3
1115 Marcus SVOBODA 4
1486 John NICHOLS 5
1505 Oscar HALE 6

Winner: Tony VAN SCHAIK


Women’s Final

ID Name Position
1494 Charlotte ALLAN 1
1309 Ziani VIOLA 2
674 Cara PARKER 3
1143 Eve DOOLAN 4
1211 Mary-Lou DOOLAN 5
1425 Laura TAMBASCO 6

Winner: Charlotte ALLAN


Drummoyne Wins 5 Gold Medals in Battle!

Some tremendous individual performances saw Drummoyne Swimming Club swimmers win 5 Age Group Championships at the 2020 Battle on the Bay, together with another seven top 3 positions.

Congratulations to our individual medal winners Andrew Sharpe, Audrey Allan, Christian Taylor, Gabrielle Perkins, Hayden Howard, Isabelle Kerr, Jacob Johnstone, Kellen Parker, Lily Borozan, Mary-Lou Doolan, Skye Lewis, Will Howard and Ziani Viola for their impressive all-round swimming results.

All of our Drummoyne swimmers clubbed together to achieve the second highest point score across the four competing clubs, with the highest average point score going to Leichhardt Swimming Club, crowning them as winners of the 2020 Battle on the Bay Club trophy.

The highlights of the evening were the relay events at the end of the carnival, with Drummoyne dominating in the 11-12 and 13-14 year old mixed 4x50m relays and narrowly missing out by a split second in an exhilarating 10x50m that chopped and changed with every lap!

The full results of the 2020 Battle on the Bay are available here.

A big thank you to Leichhardt Swimming Club for successfully hosting this year’s event with entries for 289 swimmers. It’s gratifying to see the on-going success of the carnival in its 11th year, after it was initiated and first hosted by Drummoyne Swimming Club in 2010.

We look forward to taking up the battle again next year, which Ashfield has tentatively offered to host in their brand new swimming facility, which is currently under construction and due to open in August 2020.

Tom Brown 50m Backstroke Handicap – Final

The results of the final for the Tom Brown 50m Backstroke Handicap held on 22 February 2020 were as follows:

ID Name Position
1484 Ruby NICHOLS 1
770 Lukas TAYLOR 2
1224 Tim DOOLAN 3
723 David PARKER 4
1491 Daire HENDERSON 5
1313 Tadhg DONNELLAN 6

Winner: Ruby NICHOLS


20km Rottnest Island Swim – Annette Jamieson

This Saturday Annette Jamieson will be swimming 20km from Perth to Rottnest Island in the annual Rottnest Island Challenge.

She has been training up to 30km per week for 4 months – many hours following the black line in the pool along with a few adventures and challenges in the ocean along the way. It’s going to be one of her biggest achievements to date, following her successful Channel Island crossing last year.

You can track Annette on her journey by downloading the MapSwim app from the Apple App Store or website . Look for Annette Jamieson in race #70, starting at 5:50am Perth time / 8:50am Sydney time in wave ‘A’. She expects the swim to take about 6-6.5 hours – conditions permitting – which means she should be triumphantly finishing just as we begin our own challenge in the Battle on the Bay!

Husband Mark and family will be posting on Annette’s Facebook page from the support boat and Annette would love to read your messages when she’s done!

Want to donate?

Some of you know that Annette is on the Board of Dymocks Children’s Charities and the team does AMAZING grassroots work to get brand new books of choice to kids in need. Funds raised will be donated to an indigenous school in regional Western Australia – Djidi Djidi and for the $ raised, Dymocks doubles the value provided to kids and the donation is tax deductible. The students are very excited and grateful at the prospect of being able to pick new books to read. Here is a link to her Fundraising Page. Any donation will be greatly appreciated.

Good luck Annette!