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Cobar Mermaids begin to resurface

A new season of the Mermaids swimming club competition commenced on Sunday morning at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool. There was a small field of just five swimmers with Nikki Davey the winner of the first event, the 30m handicapped freestyle swim. Davey won with a time of 0.06 seconds […]


Yabbies get a warm reception at first swim

The Cobar Yabbies Senior Men’s Swimming Club members got a warm reception for their first swim of 2018/2019 season on Tuesday night with the mercury hitting a high of 31 earlier that day. Traditionally it’s a chilly start for the swimmers each season however the water temperature was a near […]

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Public feedback shaping pool contract

Cobar Shire Council has this week released the specifications for the new contract for the management of the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool and is expecting lots of interest. Council’s director of finance and community services, Kym Miller said the new contract has been written with community feedback taken into account. […]

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Swainston swims spot-on for third week

For the third consecutive week Paul Swainston recorded a spot-on time in the Cobar Yabbies Senior Men’s Swimming Club competition. Last Tuesday Swainston recorded 0.00 in the 50 metres freestyle handicapped swim to win from Matt Harland, who was second with 0.19 seconds off his nominated time and John Carswell […]


Awards recognise community service

The Cobar community came out to support the nominees of this year’s Australia Day Awards which were presented in a ceremony at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool on Friday. Colleen Boucher was awarded the Bossie Mitchell Services to the Community Award. She had some tough competition with 15 nominations in […]

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Dozen Mermaids take a final dip

There was a good roll up of 12 swimmers for the Cobar Mermaids’ final swim of the year on Sunday morning at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool. Two competitors from last season were welcomed back for their first swims of this season and all enjoyed the barbecue breakfast that followed. […]

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Funding bonanza for community spaces

Cobar Shire Council has secured a good slice of the almost $6.5million recently awarded to the Barwon Electorate from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. Council is to receive $488,340 in total with $345,280 allocated to build the next stage of the Drummond Park Adventure Playground while $142,520 will […]

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Mermaids feel the cold weather

Cool conditions on Sunday morning reduced the field to just five Mermaids for the women’s swimming club weekly meeting. Spurred on by the chill in the air, Ellen Davidson turned in a fantastic time in the first event, the 30 metres handicapped freestyle swim. Davidson finished just 0.04 seconds off […]