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Claremont wins 2016 Golden Groper

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  • Published: Monday, 25 July 2016 09:00
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Claremont wins the 2016 Golden Groper!

Claremont was proud to host the 2016 Golden Groper State Relay Championships on Saturday 23rd July 2016.

A total of 13 clubs contested the 10 Relay events in the program, setting 9 State and 1 National record in the process! Despite some very hot competition from Mandurah, Claremont emerged as the overall winner:

Claremont 184
Mandurah 170
Westcoast 118
Beatty Park 118
Stadium 110
Perth City 64
Fremantle 56
Bayview Saints 88
Superfins 44
Cockburn 42
Riverton 40
Somerset 20
Armadale 12

The Age Group winners were as follows:

72+: Bayview Saint & Superfins (Tied)
120+: Perth City
160+: Mandurah
200+: Claremont
240+: Claremont
280+: Claremont
320+: Stadium Snappers

Claremont would like to thank all the officials who worked so hard and so well to make this day a success.

Special mention also must go to Sally Bell, our Meet Convenor and to Captain Sue Bird for her inspired relay team selections.

For more photos, please see the gallery HERE

Medley Challenge

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  • Published: Tuesday, 24 November 2015 03:14
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Medley Challenge: Louise Cole, Kristy Brackstone, Vic Paul, Anna Eisenhauer & Alison Farmer

Swimming six kilometres of continuous medleys might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s how four local ladies spent their afternoon last Saturday 21 November.

Claremont Masters Swimming Club members Louise Cole (33), Kristy Brackstone (36), Anna Eisenhauer (31) and Alison Farmer (50), along with Riverton club member Damien Eyre (42), each completed the arduous swim to raise funds for their chosen charities.

The continuous medley challenge is the brainchild of former World No.1 ranked masters swimmer Vic Paul, who has completed the swim twice previously.
Vic put out the challenge to his fellow clubmates, offering to donate $100 to each person’s chosen charity should they complete the swim. He was unable to undertake the swim himself this time, having recently had a number of health issues resulting in the insertion of a pacemaker.

The medley challenge consisted of swimming, in order and without stopping, 800 Medley, 800 Butterfly, 800 Backstroke, 800 Breaststroke, 800 Freestyle, 400 Medley, 400 Butterfly, 400 Backstroke, 400 Breaststroke and 400 Freestyle.

HBF Stadium kindly donated lane space for the charitable swim, while many club members donated their time for lap counting and timekeeping.

Thanks to Anne Edmonson for the photos and Sally Bell for the report.

IMGP2990Damian Eyre, Kristy Brackstone IMGP2979Anna Eisenhauer
 IMGP3002Alison Farmer  IMGP3006Vic Paul, Louise Cole
 IMGP3009Alison Farmer  IMGP2996Kristy Brackstone, Vic Paul, Anna Eisenhauer

Elena Nesci wins 2 awards

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  • Published: Friday, 10 June 2016 09:14
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Elena Nesci honoured - twice!

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 Annual Service to MSWA award for 2015 Perc Edwards Voluteer of the Year Award 

Congratulations to Claremont's Elena Nesci who not only took out the Perc Edwards Volunteer but also the Annual Service to MSWA award for 2015. Elena has a passion for swimming and it shows through out everyone she does for her club and MSWA.

She has been a force within Masters Swimming in Western Australia for many years. She has been awarded Masters Coach of the Year in 2009 and has been the Head Coach of Claremont Masters for many years. She has offered her services to numerous coaching and stroke clinics conducted by Masters Swimming WA, both sharing her wisdom directly with other swimmers, and assisting other coaches in developing their skills.

Her talents are widely known amongst numerous other clubs, as she is giving of her time to any swimmer and any club to further Masters Swimming in any way she can. She has revolutionised the training program at Claremont Masters, developing an annual coaching schedule, encouraging and mentoring other coaches, and conducting reviews and assessments to ensure members are receiving the coaching they want and need.

She was instrumental in setting up Open Sessions within the club, including a Friday mid-morning group which has now been operating for 10 years, and which attracts members from no less than six different Masters Clubs. She has served on various State committees and has provided hours and hours of unseen support to the Executive Officer and Board of Masters Swimming WA. Her counsel is regularly sought on many matters and she has given countless hours to assisting the State Branch across many areas.

Her sole coordinating role of the very successful Swim Thru Perth – a highlight of the Masters Open Water Calendar – has seen this event grow to be one of the best managed events on the OWS calendar, one which has become the standard which others follow. She has galvanised members across the branch to initiate and secure change, with a true desire to better the services provided for MSWA members and attract new members.

Open Water 2014-15 Results

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  • Published: Saturday, 02 May 2015 03:13
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Claremont Masters received the Open Water Swim Winners’ Trophy with nearly double the points of the second placed club. Elena Nesci is pictured accepting the Award from Lynne Duncan on 19 May.

This year 44 Claremont swimmers competed during the OWS season with the women swimmers almost doubling their participation numbers while the number of men remained consistent.

Age Group Awards were received by 4 Claremont women:
Stephanie Gaudin (30-34)
Kristy Brackstone (35-39)
Robyn Smith (65-69)
Theresa Elliott (70-74)

and 2 Claremont men:

Glenn Morrison (35-39)
Vic Paul (70-74)

with Vic and Theresa placing 2nd overall in the points score.

Well done every swimmer! Excellent results for a most enjoyable season.


Congratulations to our Rottnest Channel Swimmers, especially to our Solo swimmer, Barry Cook.

Our special thanks to the clubs who hosted the Open Water Swims, and especially to the Claremont Swim Thru Perth team.


-Article thanks to Theresa Elliott