Strong field for Yabbies event

There was a strong field of 17 swimmers for the Cobar Yabbies Senior Men’s Swimming Club’s regular event last Tuesday.

Club veteran Bob Clark started the night off on the right foot by winning the opening event, the 30m handicapped freestyle swim.

Clark swam spot on his nominated time to win from Bill Fugar, who finished with a pretty good time of 0.03 seconds off his nominated time.

Cameron van Bruegel was back in third place with 0.13.

Jamie Roberts also finished the night on a high note with his 0.00 swim in the 100m event.

In second spot was van Bruegel on 0.25 and Murray Harland claimed third place with 0.91 seconds off his nominated time.

Harland finished out in front in the 50m event with a good time of 0.16 seconds off his nominated time.

Stephen Clark, with 0.25, was second ahead of Chris Powell on 0.41.

In the Brace Relay event, which was a side step across the pool, Fugar teamed up with John Carswell to win after they finished within 0.21 seconds of their combined nominated time.

Harland and Scott Toomey placed second (0.34) and Roberts and Bob Clark were third with 0.53.

The Yabbies’ Bill Fugar was one of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Sports Person of the Year award.

At the 2018 National AIF Swimming Carnival held in Nelson Bay, Fugar was the winner of the CG Hill 30 metres Freestyle Handicapped event.

He won the National title ahead of 380 competitors.