Some success for Yabbies at annual Four Ways carnival

The Yabbies team that competed at the annual Four Ways Carnival at Nelson Bay on the weekend. ▪ Photo contributed

The Cobar Yabbies Senior Men’s Swim-ming Club competed at the Four Ways Swimming Carnival at Nelson Bay on the weekend.
The carnival is an annual event for the Co-bar, Nelson Bay, Gosford and Forbes swim-ming clubs.
Apart from two first place finishes, with Matt Harland winning the 50 metres Scratch Race with a time of 32.16sec and John Claus claiming first place in the 30 metres handi-capped events (with 0.03 seconds off his time), the Yabbies also had a few second and third place podium appearances.
Finishing in second spot were: Paul Swain-ston in the Ian Settree Memorial 100 metre handicap event with 0.58 secs off his nominat-ed time and Tyler Roberts who swam within 0.26 secs of his time in the 30 metres handi-capped event.
Third place finishes were recorded by: Scott Toomey in the President’s Race with 2.09 secs off his nominated time and in his 50m handicapped swim (0.97) and Rob Dickerson (0.34) was third in the 50m handicap.
The Yabbies ran second place to Forbes in the 10 Man Relay with Cobar 6.04 seconds outside their nominated time with Forbes just 0.96 seconds off their time.
At the club’s competition swim last Tuesday night, it was a night of a few new firsts.
New member, Trevor Martin scored his first, first place since joining the Yabbies this year while Dave Mexted recorded his first spot on swim of the season.
Martin won the opening event of the night, the 30 metres handicapped freestyle swim, with a time of 0.06 seconds off his nominated time and Mexted swam spot on his nominated time to win the 50m event.
And while not a first, Murray Harland was the 100m winner with 0.19 seconds off his nominated time.