Seven hours to Wagga


TAMWORTH U14 girls are swimming their way to Wagga Wagga.

To help raise funds for their upcoming State and National Championships assaults they’re holding a Swimathon at Scully Park next Saturday.

“Google says it’s seven hours and 15 minutes to Wagga,” manager Jane O’Connour said.

So that’s how long they’re going to be swimming for.

“We’ll have someone swimming out of the team in the water for seven hours and 15 minutes,” O’Connor said.

Wagga is for the State Championships. They’re from April 4-6.

They then have to be in Melbourne on April 9 for the nationals, which run from the 9th-13th.

O’Connor said the girls have in preparation been training four mornings a week as well as Thursday evening.

They’ve also been doing dryland training of a Friday afternoon to get their fitness up, and playing plenty of water polo.

“They all play in the local schoolgirls competition on Monday,” O’Connor said.

“Some also play Thursday night (Flippaball). 

“Some are in the 16s rep side and some play for the open women (Sharks).”

They’ll dive into the water at 6.15am on Saturday morning.

o  The men’s grand finalists were decided last night with Eco Energy and Southgate facing off for the right to meet the Tamworth Tigers in next week’s grand final. The Tigers earned the first spot in the decider with a 9-6 win over Eco in their rescheduled major semi-final on Thursday night. Eco had major injury issues, but really took it to the minor premiers. There was only a goal in it heading into the final quarter.

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