It’s still very early in the season but last Thursday over 60 Parkes Sharks swimmers took part in club night with many achieving personal best times. Backstroke was the 200m event, butterfly and breaststroke were over 25 or 50m, and freestyle and back-stroke over 25, 50 or 100m.
Out of 244 entries, 97 personal best times were achieved, with Lachlan MacGregor taking a whopping 24 seconds off his time for the 50m backstroke. Other notable performers were Hayden and Will Lamond who had seven personal bests between them, and Charlie and Meg Mahon who also achieved seven personal bests.
Sienna Danaher, Anna Davis and Fletcher Hall swam their first time trial.
Last Sunday, four club members swam at the Orana Aquatic Qualifying meet in Dubbo. Matty Price came first in the seven events he entered, and achieved personal best times in six of them.
His brother Blake finished well in six events earning four personal best times, whilst Connie Fryer and Meg Skinner also achieved personal bests in their events.
The Sharks club will hold its first family fun night on Friday, 8th November at the Parkes Golf Club.
By Jay Quince