Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

'New Kid' Gets Final Win

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

'New Kid' Gets Final Win

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Byline: Toni Ensbey GDSC Swim Club

SWIMMING: Steve Donnelly and Ian Goodman were the only swimmers representing our club at the AIF National Swimming Championships held at Southport last weekend and they did our club proud. Ian made the final of the 50m but in the excitement, broke his time, and Steve collected a second in the 50m backstroke championship event. Both men also joined forces with other clubs, swimming in another three relays. All reports filtering back about the day have been positive, and with 45 clubs in attendance, congratulations must go to the AIF organisers for a smoothly run carnival.

This week the finalists in the 50m freestyle were Debbie Smith, Tyler and Bruce Durrington and Steve Donnelly. Debbie, swimming off a handicap of two, displayed a good burst of speed and touched the finish just .04 ahead of Tyler with Steve a further .22 away in third. Excitement prevailed when the ladies thought that one of their own had scored a win, but hopes were dashed when the judge announced that Debbie, Tyler and Steve had all busted. …

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