The first half of the year has been busy (at least for the editor) with State, Nationals and World Championships all in the period from March through to June.
Here is a recap:
At State Championships in March at SOPAC
Gold Medal to the Mens 200+ Age Group Ian, Peter, Stuart & Craig.
First ever World Record for Stuart Ellicott in the 50 Breaststroke taking 0.57 off the old world record held since 2008 by Robert Strand of the USA.
Stuart Ellicott 5 Gold, Craig Magnusson, 4 Gold and 1 Silver, Peter Gillings 1 Gold, Max Henry 5 Bronze, Lucy Dumitrescu 2 Gold.
National Championships – Adelaide – April 2012
Craig Magnusson – 2 Silver & 2 Bronze, Stuart Ellicott – 2 Silver & 5 Gold, Max Henry 2 Bronze
New World Record for Stuart Ellicott taking 0.04 off the previous record set in March at SOPAC.
Here is Craig & Stuart with Paul Lemmon from Ettalong (centre) who was Swimmer of the Meet with Adam Biesler (left) and Ian Jeffery (2nd left) who was runner up swimmer of the meet.
World Masters Championships – Riccione – Italy – June 2012
Both Craig Magnusson and Stuart Ellicott attended the championships this year with a bunch of other Aussies some of whom swam under the NSW Bushrangers club. Here is a photo after one of our relay swims.
Craig swam PB’s in 4 of his 5 swims in a very competitive age group, making the top 20 in 3 of his events.
Stuart won Silver in the 50 Breaststroke (beaten by Tim Shead from USA by 0.06) and the 100 Breaststroke, and was 4th in the 200 Breaststroke and 6th in the 200 IM. Stuart’s world record remained intact with Tim missing it by 0.07.