Humpbacks ready for their state championships

MEMBERS from the Hervey Bay Humpbacks are keeping very active at present.

Our recent successful swim meet saw us host more than 100 swimmers aged from 20 to 90 years from all around the state. The perfect 26 pool degree temperature saw several state and national records fall.

Three of our members last week were lucky enough to swim in a demonstration Masters' relay event at the Commonwealth Games trials at Southport thanks to Swimming Australia who organised the event. Next week a small team of six will travel to Rockhampton to compete at the State Short Course Championships.

After recording good swims at the Hervey Bay Meet, Pete McMonagle is looking forward to defending his 25m and 50m breaststroke titles, while Angus Von Douglas will aim to win gold in his five races.

"It's a great opportunity to test yourself against other swimmers in your age group and set some personal best times," Linda Hodkinson, who is stepping out of her comfort zone to attempt the 25m butterfly event for the first time, said.

The Humpbacks meet every Sunday at the Hervey Bay Aquatic Centre, Boundary Road, Wondunna.

If you are between 18 and 100+ and thinking of gaining a bit of fitness through swimming, we look forward to welcoming you at 9am. Phone Paula Hewett on 0417 189 229 for more details.



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