The impacts of Covid-19 meant an earlier finish to the 2019/20 Tumut Swimming Club season, but that didn’t stop the committee awarding their best and most improved swimmers throughout the beginning of the 2020/21 season.
Additionally, the club took time to recognise their representative swimmers who competed at a variety of events, which included local Southern Inland Swimming Association meets, through to Country Championships, State and Nationals.
The Tumut Swimming Club is now in recess, and returns in the new year, with competitors working hard towards 2020/21 success at both a club and representative level.
Overall point score
Overall: Eddie Dodds
Runner up: Ashton Ambrose.
8s: Lucy Arentz and Jack Arentz
9-10s: Macy White and Ashton Ambrose
11-12s: Mia Buckingham and Will Crawford
13-14s: Jemma Wickman and Eddie Dodds
15-16s: Megan Castle and Duncan Smallwood.
25/50m: Ashton Ambrose
100m: Russell Guppy
200m: Russell Guppy
400m: Cooper Ambrose and Jemma Wickman
800m: Megan Castle
Overall: Russell Guppy.
50m: Hunter Stiles & Jack Arentz
100m: Eddie Dodds & Ashton Ambrose
200m: Abby Crawford
Overall: Cooper Ambrose.
50m: Russell Guppy
100m: Cooper Amrbrose
200m: Andrew Dodds & Duncan Smallwood
Overall: Russell Guppy.
25/50m: Ashton Ambrose and Russell Guppy
100m: Ashton Ambrose
200m: Elijah Saunders and Harry Bottero
Overall: Ashton Ambrose.
200 individual medley: Cooper Ambrose
Highest PB for season: Jemma Wickman.
Senior Coach’s Award: Jacob Ambrose
Junior Coach’s Award: Cybella Roddy
Senior Encouragement: Will Crawford
Junior Encouragement: Lucy Arentz
Best effort training 10+U: Jai Crampton
Most Improved 1st year: Beau Ryan
Most Improved Senior: Duncan Smallwood
Most Improved Junior: Hannah Evers.
Best Performance at SW: Duncan Smallwood
Best Performance out of SW: Eddie Dodds
First time at Country Champs: Andy Dodds, Duncan Smallwood, Jacob Ambrose
Country Champs: Eddie Dodds and Daniel Castle
State Age: Eddie Dodds
Speedo Sprint Finalists: Abby Crawford and Ashton Ambrose
Brophy: Eddie Dodds, Emily Mudie, Megan Castle, Daniel Castle, Duncan Smallwood, Jacob Ambrose and Ashton Ambrose
Nationals: Eddie Dodds.
Tumut swimmers dominate at Harden
Tumut Swimming Club may have only sent a small team of four swimmers to the Southern Inland Swimming association meeting at Harden Swimming Club last weekend, but it didn’t stop the club tasting more success.
Duncan Smallwood wasn’t beaten in any event he contested on the day, including winning the open 50m freestyle, recording 26.87, which was nearly four seconds faster than his nearest competitor.
The 17-year-old recorded a personal best, going 2:42.46 to win the 200m individual medley, and he also won the 100m and 200m freestyle, 50m and 100m butterfly and 40 and 100m backstroke events.
Fifteen-year-old swimmer, Jacob Ambrose, who had spent the previous week in Sydney at the Senior Stage Age titles, wasn’t to be out done by Smallwood, swimming in six aged events for six wins, while finishing second in the open 50m freestyle behind Smallwood.
Ambrose swam a nearly two-minute personal best to go 10:17.61 in the 800m freestyle, and record two more personal best efforts when swimming 1:17.20 in the 100m backstroke and 1:08.27 in the 100m butterfly.
Ambrose also won the 50m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.
Batlow swimmer, Will Smith, was also in action for Tumut Swimming Club and he won four races from his nine events, recording three personal bests in the process.
The 13-year-old, who was swimming against 14-year-olds, swam a three second personal best to win the 200m individual medley, and also won the 100m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke.
Smith wasn’t out of the top three in any of his events, finishing second in the 50m and 100m backstroke, and 50m and 100m butterfly, whilst finishing third in the 50m freestyle.
The club’s youngest swimmer in action at Harden was Ashton Ambrose, who had a massive meeting, swimming four personal best efforts from his seven events.
Ambrose finished second in the 50m backstroke, recording 52.05 and second in the 100m backstroke, recording a personal best effort of 1:52.29. The youngster also came third in the 50m butterfly and recorded an impressive nine second personal best in the 100m freestyle, going 1:30.83.
There will be more opportunities for Tumut swimmers to travel throughout the Riverina after the holiday break, with Deniliquin on January 9, Hay on January 16, Gundagai on January 17 and Boorowa and Leeton on January 31.