Raumati and Levin Masters Celebrate Fun, Fitness, and Friendship

 The Raumati Masters Swimming Club recently had the pleasure of hosting an interclub meet with Levin Masters at the Coastlands Aquatic Centre.  More than twenty swimmers lined up to compete for a trophy crafted by Raumati president Simon van den Berg from a piece of Kapiti Coast driftwood.
The Raumati and Levin Masters swimmers have enjoyed a long association and the inaugural meet, which will become an annual event, followed the tradition of friendly rivalry and camaraderie between the two clubs.
Raumati Club Captain Marco Cecioni‘s programme of timed swims and not-so-serious events, which included relays that involved several slightly comical methods of getting from one end of the pool to the other, proved to be a test of competitive edge, teamwork and coordination skills. The visitors, clearly having had some pre-meet practice with the more unconventional events, left the hosts one point short of claiming the trophy.
Following the pool events, brunch was served by the centre’s café after which the trophy was ceremoniously relinquished to the visiting club with the promise of reclaiming it at a rematch to be hosted by Levin next year.
Raumati Masters meets each Wednesday night from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm and on Sunday mornings from 8.30 am to 9.30 am. Programmes are designed for both competitive and recreational swimmers, with lanes available (depending on numbers) to those who prefer to swim at their own pace. 

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