The Yabbies just keep on swimming

recession during the school holidays, the Cobar Yabbies Senior Men’s Swimming Club members have continued to meet each Tuesday night at the pool.

Club president, John Carswell is in sensational good form having won two ham prizes in the lead up to Christmas.

Last week Carswell was unbeatable in the 30 metres freestyle handicap swim when he finished spot on his nominated time. Peter Christen, with 0.03 seconds off his nominated time, narrowly grabbed second place from Khan Fugar who finished third on 0.04.

The 50 metres event was also close with Bill Fugar claiming first place with 0.18 seconds off his time ahead of Matt Harland (0.19) and Christen was third with 0.22.

Harland exacted revenge on Fugar in the 100m swim with Harland first home on 0.09 with Fugar well behind in second place on 1.15. Paul Swainston was further back in third spot on 1.53.

The Brace Relay novelty event, a Dolphin Dive across the pool was jointly won by the Fugars team of Khan and Bill Fugar along with the team of Murray Harland and Bill Fugar (who doubled up).

Both teams finished within 0.81 seconds of their nominated times.

Close behind in third place were John Claus and Carswell on 0.83 and back in 4th spot were Swainston and Bob Clark on 1.11.

The winners from the January 7 event were: 30m Paul Swainston; 50m (three-way tie)  Swainston, Peter Christen and Bill Fugar; 100m Chris Powell.

The December 17 winners were: 30m Bob Clark; 50m John Carswell; 100m Brad Beetson.

The Yabbies will once again be holding a Business House Relay as part of this year’s Australia Day activities at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool on Sunday.

Next month the club will be hosting the 2020 Western Districts AIF Swimming Championships with swimmers from Dubbo, Wellington, Nyngan, Forbes and Condobolin competing.