George Wheaton 50m BBB (Handicap)

The final results of the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap held on 30 November 2013 were as follows:

ID Name Position
698 Adam BROOKS 1
474 Bernadette FLANNERY 2
640 Daniel CORBETT 3
1049 Celeste JACKSON 5
1012 Mikaela DOWNIE 6
1054 Damien GARDINER 8

Winner: Adam BROOKS

Geoff Roper 200m Freestyle Handicap

The results for the final of the Geoff Roper 200m Freestyle Handicap held on 23rd November 2013 were as follows:

ID Name Position
634 Hamish MURPHY 1
687 Jessica COLLEY 2
621 Rose TUNSTALL 4
1054 Damien GARDINER 5

Winner: Hamish MURPHY

Farewell Noel Wheaton

Drummoyne Swimming Club is sad to learn of the recent passing of Noel Wheaton, the last surviving son of George Wheaton.  George was a former Treasurer of the Club and a prominent swimming official.  His four sons, George, Neville, Noel, and Lindsay, were all members of the Club.

George Wheaton tragically collapsed and died after racing in a “Father and Son” race at the Club in 1937 at the age of 53.  Noel swam in his father’s final 220 yard handicap race and went on to be a successful swimmer in his own right, swimming into his 90’s.

The George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap Trophy is one of the most hotly-contested events of the year, in which swimmers race against each other with different form strokes – Breaststroke, Backstroke or Butterfly – in the same race.

This year’s “BBB” Final will be contested on 30 November 2013 with a poignant memory of George and his sons.

George Wheaton Family Tribute Day – Saturday 30th November 2013

George Wheaton

The following Obituary appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 9 January 1937:

Mr. G. Wheaton.

Mr. George Wheaton, a prominent swimming official, collapsed and died shortly after competing in a 220yds race at the Drummoyne baths on Thursday.

Mr. Wheaton, who was 53 years of age, was for several years a delegate to the New South Wales Amateur Swimming Association. He was honorary secretary of the Western Districts Amateur Swimming Association, and treasurer of the Drummoyne club. His four sons, George, Neville, Noel, and Lindsay, are all members of the club. After a service at St, Bede’s, Drummoyne, yesterday, the body was cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.

George’s last surviving son, Noel, recently passed away, at the age of 93, bringing this sad chapter in the Club’s history to a peaceful close.

On Saturday 30th November 2013, Drummoyne Swimming Club will be paying a special tribute to George and his sons on the occasion of the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap Final (BBB stands for Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly).

We are fortunate to have four generations of the Wheaton family attending the BBB final this Saturday, being George’s daughter-in-law, two grandsons, a great grandson and great-great grandson. The Wheaton family will start the event and present the George Wheaton BBB trophy to the winner.

The occasion will commemorated by Mayor Angelo Tsirekas, Club Patron, and Craig Laundy MP, Federal Member For Reid.

Members and friends of the Club are welcome to join us in honouring the Wheaton family this Saturday.  The Club meet will commence at 7.30am with the 100m Freestyle Sprint followed by the BBB event.

Christian Taylor’s Gold Rush at the 2013 Australian School Championships!

Congratulations to 11-year old Christian Taylor, who has returned from the 2013 School Sport Australia Swimming Championships in Adelaide with a swag of gold!

He competed in the following four events, winning three gold medals:

  • 50 metres Backstroke (1st place)
  • 100 metres Backstroke (1st place)
  • Member of 4 x 50 metre Freestyle relay team (1st place)
  • 50 metres Freestyle (6th place)

The full meet results are available here.

Tom Brown 50m Backstroke Handicap

The result of the final for the Tom Brown 50m Backstroke Handicap held on 9 March 2013 was as follows:

ID Name Position
632 Liam MURPHY 1
309 Joel DIMENTO 2
644 Nicholas CORBETT 3
582 Elise GOOLEY 4
643 Georgia ZOCCO 5

Winner: Liam Murphy

Bill Gallie 50m Breaststroke (Handicap)

The result of the Bill Gallie 50m Breaststroke Handicap final held on 2 March 2013 was as follows:

ID Name Position
896 Emily COWLEY 1
998 Alexander TRIA DNS
967 Laura BRADY 3
898 Andrew COWLEY 2
639 William TAYLOR DNS
375 Matthew ELLIS 4

Winner: Emily Cowley

Drummoyne Swimming Club Room Opening

The new Drummoyne Swimming Club Room will be officially opened by Mayor Angelo Tsirekas and the City of Canada Bay Council at 10.30am on Saturday 23rd March 2013.

John Sidoti MP, Member for Drummoyne, will attend on behalf of the NSW Government, who contributed a $15,000 grant towards the new room.

Tom Williams 50m Freestyle Handicap

The final results for the Boys’ and Girls’ Tom Williams 50m Freestyle Handicap held on 23 February 2013 were as follows:

Boys’ Final:

ID Name Position
111 Phil HAYWARD 1
309 Joel DIMENTO 2
751 Scott EGELTON 3
637 Sam ZOCCO 4
769 Harry COYNE 5
1018 Liam LOUGHREY 6
976 David BRADY 7
927 Derek BATES 8

Winner: Phil Hayward

Girls’ Final:

ID Name Position
620 Rachel LYON 1
592 Lauren LYON 2
971 Hannah PRATT 3
897 Annabel COWLEY 4
967 Laura BRADY 6
1012 Mikaela DOWNIE 7

Winner: Rachel Lyon