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September 13th 2016
Published: September 13th 2016
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It's been a busy but fantastic time - Friday we had our inaugural Services Competition. Fire, Police, Army, Navy and Prisons competed for a trophy at a real gala event. Lots of VIP's and spectators were there. Plus of course a sausage sizzle.

This event was the culmination of 10 weeks training for over 100 services personnel. I distinctly remember them arriving - thinking it was a one off. Oh no we informed them - this is ten weeks! But even when the weather chucked rain on us and the winds howled they (usually) came.

Most had no idea that you would swim 50m in a lane and then had to touch a wall the other end (doesn't sound logical when I put it like that!). But they did it - all 4 strokes. We also managed ladies competing....which is big.

On the day we had several heats in 50m races for all 4 strokes. Then a surprise 100m free and a tread water for as long as you can!

We are very proud of them! But I never want to yell "Touch the wall, touch the wall!" again.


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Tot: 0.052s; Tpl: 0.016s; cc: 5; qc: 52; dbt: 0.0194s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb