Yabbies hold on to Setts’ trophy

The Cobar Yabbies and Nyngan Splashers teams at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool on Sunday morning for the annual Setts Memorial Trophy swim. The Cobar team dominated, winning all but one of the carnival’s events.

The Nyngan Splashers may have been talking the talk last week, but it seems they couldn’t walk the walk (or technically, swim the swim) when they arrived in Cobar on Sunday morning.

The Nyngan team last week vowed they had a team good enough to take the Setts Memorial Trophy from the Cobar Yabbies Swimming Club this year.

It seems however they were all noise as the Cobar team blew the Splashers out of the water on Sunday in the annual Setts Memorial Swim at the Cobar Memorial Swimming Pool.

The Cobar swimmers claimed first, second and third placings in the 30m, 50m and 100m handicapped events and also won the 10 man relay to finish with a team total of 27 points to Nyngan’s tally of just three points.

The Nyngan swimmers managed a first place in the Brace Relay (with Cath and Peter Healy the winners) with Cobar swimmers once again filling second and third places.

For the Yabbies, Shane Josephson won the first event of the carnival, the 30 metres handicapped freestyle swim, with a brilliant time of 0.01 seconds off his nominated time.

Chris Powell was narrowly behind in second place on 0.03 and Stephen Clark swam into third place on 0.16.

Powell won the 50m swim after finishing within 0.09 seconds of his time.

Cameron van Bruegel was the runner-up on 0.15 just ahead of Murray Harland on 0.18.

Matt Harland was out in front of the field in the 100m swim winning with a good time of 0.06 seconds off his nominated time.

Josephson was second on 0.25 and John Carswell finished in third place with 0.47.

The Cobar team won the 10 man relay with a time of 12.40 seconds off their nominated time with the Nyngan team just behind with 13.02 seconds off their time.