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!
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.
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 mapswim.com/rotto . 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.