Port Macquarie Masters Swimming Club finished with more than 30 medals at the state short course championships in Woy Woy

Bag of medals: Masters swimmers Kim Brennan, Roslyn Hodge, Annemaree Grainger and Rita Svensson in Woy Woy last weekend.

Bag of medals: Masters swimmers Kim Brennan, Roslyn Hodge, Annemaree Grainger and Rita Svensson in Woy Woy last weekend.

PORT Macquarie Masters Swimming Club returned with a bag full of medals to show for their efforts at Woy Woy.

The club headed to the Central Coast for the NSW state short course swimming championships last weekend.

The meet was held over two days and proved to be successful for the small contingent who stamped their authority across most of their events.

They brought home a total of 31 medals with 29 of those from individual performances.

The star of the show was Anne-maree Grainger who finished with an impressive total of six gold medals and one silver.

Not far behind Grainger was Rita Svensson who completed the weekend with five gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

Margaret Jopling was awarded three gold, one silver and one bronze while Kim Brennan had two gold and one silver medal to show for her efforts in the pool.

Anne-maree Grainger was the star, with an impressive total of six gold medals and one silver.

Roslyn Hodge, in her first major meet since joining the club won two gold, one silver and one bronze.

Roslyn Hodge

Roslyn Hodge

The lone male swimmer, Darren Svensson swam personal best times in all his events.

Both relay teams, the women’s 4x50-metre freestyle team of Grainger, Hodge, Brennan and Svensson won their event in a sizzling time, leaving their opponents in their wake.

The women’s 4x50-metre individual medley team  with Jopling, Brennan, Grainger and Svensson also won their event clearly in front of the rest of the field.

It was an impressive result for the club.

The next major meet will be the Port Macquarie meet on November 5 at the town pool.

Port Macquarie Masters Swimming Club meets every Saturday at Port Macquarie Swimming Pool at 7.30am and swimmers of all abilities are welcome.

The club caters for social and competitive swimmers alike.

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