Club marks 100 years with dinner, carnival


Swimming

Featherston Swimming Club was delighted with the response to its 100Plusone centennial celebrations last weekend.

Large crowds enjoyed each of the activities with the dinner being highlighted by the cutting of the cake by patron Phil Murphy and Max Tunnicliffe, who had travelled from Brisbane. The unveiling of a special plaque was done by Ngaire Webb (nee Hemi) and Katherine Martin (nee Woodcock).

Andrew Hosnell and Adie Wyeth (nee van Woerkom) were awarded life membership of the Featherston club, Andrew for his years of administrative service including coaching, and Adie who has been coaching learn-to-swim classes twice a week for 15 years.

Dual Olympic gold medallist Danyon Loader was guest speaker at the dinner while former New Zealand representative Jon Winter was emcee. Winter is a past member of the Featherston club.

A Swim Wairarapa service award was presented at the Sunday carnival to Jenni Roberts, as part of the centennial organising committee, and Janice Slater received honours to add to her SW service award.

Zoe Flack won the 25m freestyle for ex-Featherston female swimmers in 14.99s and the under-50yrs breaststroke in 19.92s.

Jon Winter showed he had retained much of his skill by winning the 25m ex-Featherston men's freestyle in 11.78s, his 50m butterfly time was only one second off the Wairarapa record.

Leanne Flack won the 25m freestyle for women over 50yrs in 16.34s while in the over-50 men's grade Mark Scrimshaw (Te Horo) won the 25m freestyle in 15.77s and the 25m breaststroke in 21.85s. Ann Browkett (nee Looner) won the over-50yr 25m breaststroke in 22.87s.

- WAIRARAPA TIMES-AGE

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