Eastern North Carolina Long Course Splash
by Hans van Meeteren

On Saturday June 9 a total of 41 Masters swimmers gathered at the Goldsboro Family YMCA for the Second Annual ENC Long Course Splash. Thanks to Meet Director Tammy Yates for organizing a fine meet in this nice facility. The same friendly officials as last year, and yes: this time the water temperature was a perfect 79 degrees.

Unique for this meet is the opportunity to swim 400 and 800 meter relays. Because of time constraints these events are usually not provided in larger meets.

Three out-of state teams and 10 North Carolina workout groups were represented. In the combined team scores TRYM from New Bern took the first place, followed by HealthQuest from Smithfield and Clubworx from Fuquay-Varina. So this was a real Eastern North Carolina affair.

Four individual records were set by Beverly Amick (55-59 - 50 Fly), Mandy Birch (35-39 - 100 Breast), Greta van Meeteren (65-69 - 1500 Free), and Brad Trasher(30-34 - 50 back).

Relay records were set in the 120-159 Mixed 400 Medley (Mandy Birch, Cameron Holman, Matthew Young, Celia Wolff) and 240-279 Mixed 400 Free (Camile Klotz, Rita Maynard, Hans van Meeteren, Bob Husson).

Tammy has already set the date for next year: June 8. So mark your calendars. There are still many relay records to be taken, so come with a couple of team mates or form relay teams with other NC swimmers.

Thanks to the Goldsboro YMCA for hosting this meet.