City to host top swimmers
Thursday, 21st November, 2013
The Broken Hill Swimming Club will host its annual two day Swimming Carnival over this weekend at the Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre.
This meet is considered to be one of the best country events in the state and is the only local carnival that is rated as a National, State and Country SA Qualifying event.
The ever popular carnival, now in its 5th year, offers local swimmers the opportunity to gain qualifying times for the 2014 National Titles as well as South Australian State and Country Championship events without the expense of travelling to other sanctioned interstate events.
In all, a total of 131 athletes will compete over the weekend across 134 events.
Many of the swimmers attending this meeting have national, state and country experience and will be looking to improve their qualifying times for upcoming championships.
Swimming SA officials will be in attendance to referee the event and also offer invaluable guidance to coaches, officials and swimmers.
Nominations have been received from nine competing clubs including the host Broken Hill Swimming Club, Alma Swimming Club and Silver City Swim Club along with interstate clubs Norwood, Whyalla, Starplex and Fleurieu from South Australia as well as the Irymple and Sunraysia clubs representing Victoria.
A highlight of the carnival will be the feature 800m, 400m, and 200m freestyle events along with the 400m and 200m Individual Medleys.
As always there will be great competition with nail biting finishes expected in the freestyle and medley relays.
This year the events major sponsorship is held jointly by the Barrier Social Democratic Club and Hutchinson Builders.
Without their generous support the carnival would not be possible.
Other local businesses supporting individual stroke and feature events include McDonalds, Southstate Industrial Supplies, Alfresco’s, Torpy’s Shoe Stores, and Hungry Jacks. 2BH Hill FM will broadcast live from the venue on Saturday with the YMCA giving the event its full support as well as offering catering over both days.
The event will commence at the BH Regional Aquatic Centre on Saturday with warm up commencing at 1pm followed by the first race scheduled to begin at 2pm. Sunday will see warm up starting at 8am with the first event of the day commencing at 9am.
The Broken Hill Swimming Club invites all people interested in seeing the cream of Broken Hill, South Australian and Victorian Country swimmers compete in this event to witness these elite athletes at the Regional Aquatic Centre this weekend.