Hervey Bay Humpbacks Masters Swimming Meet - Ann Spring,73, from Hervey Bay hits the water for the 50m freestyle.
Hervey Bay Humpbacks Masters Swimming Meet - Ann Spring,73, from Hervey Bay hits the water for the 50m freestyle. Alistair Brightman

Record crowd for the Hervey Bay Masters swimming event

HERVEY Bay Humpbacks' annual masters swimming meet attracted a record 136 competitors from 16 clubs.

Competitors came from Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast down to Miami and west to Toowoomba, and ranged in age from 22 through to 91.

Six of these were over 80 yrs old, with the oldest being Ann from Toowoomba who swam in five individual events. 

Hervey Bay Humpbacks had 27 competitors, with eight gold, two silver and three bronze medals collected for the day.

The Large Club trophy was won by Noosa with their 20 competitors performing well.

The Small Club Trophy was won by Toowoomba Tadpoles while the Aggregate Trophy was won by the home team, Hervey Bay Humpbacks.

The 'Swimmers Lucky Draw' was won by a swimmer from Noosa.

The event is run entirely with volunteers, some of whom are locals who have been coming back to assist us for over 20yrs.

The committee thanked Neil Collins, Col Astis and Bob Creedon and many others who have gave their time to the local sporting community.

Hervey Bay Humpbacks thanked businesses who contributed in the way of sponsorship and donations.



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