There was a good roll up on Sunday night at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool for the first swim of the reformed Cobar Mermaids ladies swimming club with 19 swimmers facing the water.
With the assistance of the Cobar Yabbies Senior Men’s Swimming Club members John Carswell, Bill Fugar and Murray Harland, the ladies competed in four handicapped events in their first swim of the season.
The opening event of the night was a 30 metre swim with most swimmers having no idea of what time it would take them to cover the distance.
The majority of the field swam seven seconds or more faster than their nominated times.
A few however judged well with Brooke Seaman the winner after she swam to within 0.10 seconds of her nominated time.
In second place was Toni-Anne Buckman (0.80) and Tanya Gilbert was third on 1.40.
The times were much more accurate in the 50 metres swim with Penny Cowell finishing ahead of the field with a time of 0.44 seconds off her nominated time.
Second was Johanna Strahl (1.00) and Lyndsay Klopper was third on 1.50.
Georgia Baker won the 100m swim with a time of 0.47 seconds off her nominated time with Stephanie Baker second (3.01) and Penny Colwell was narrowly behind in third place on 3.18.
The Brace Relay event, walking across the pool and back, resulted in a win for the team of Bianca Walsh and Celeste Whitbread who finished 0.16 seconds outside their time.
In second were Bridgette Jones and Stephanie Baker (0.41) and third was the team of Ness Cairns and Pip O’Donnell with (0.53).
The Mermaids welcome females 16 years and older to join them on Sunday nights at the pool.