Yabbies win at Five Ways swim

The Cobar Yabbies Senior Men’s Swimming team returned home from the 2019 Five Ways Swim on Sunday at Gosford with a couple of good wins under their belts.

They won the 10 Man Relay after finishing within 0.41 seconds of their nominated time and Cameron Van Breugel was first in the 50m Scratch Freestyle swim.

Yabbies Paul Swainston (1st on 0.06) and Andrew Watts (3rd on 0.41) dominated the 100m event which ensured the 100m Setts Shield returned home.

Yabbies president John Carswell finished in third place in the President’s Race.

In last Tuesday night’s weekly swim, two of the Yabbies’ new club members stole the limelight.

Pool manager Eric Spargo and CSA Mine manager Peter Christen tied for first place in the opening event, the 30 metres freestyle handicapped swim.

Both managed to clock 0.03 seconds off their nominated time to take line honours with Shane Josephson on 0.12 finishing back in third place.

Paul Swainston carried his good form over from last season to this season to finish with a win in the 50m event with 0.06 seconds off his nominated time.

Swainston relegated the previous week’s podium placegetters, Lucas Hardy and Doug Rorke, into second and third place respectively.

Hardy was 0.12 seconds off his time and Rorke was 0.22.

Jason Toomey was well ahead of the field in the 100m swim when he finished within 0.07 seconds of his time.