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Parkes Sharks Swimming Club: Welcomes interested swimmers of all ages to join our club.

Parkes Sharks Swimming Club: Welcomes interested swimmers of all ages to join our club.

Parkes Sharks Swimming club are hosting their first 'Family Fun Night' at the Parkes Golf Club tonight.

There will be games and presentations made to swimmers for the October monthly awards, the special JX awards for excellence in swimming against national standards from last season, and a few extra special awards.

The night will commence at 6 pm.

On Saturday swimmers will be encouraged to attend a special coaching day from 10 am till 1 pm at the Parkes Pool, to work on particular techniques such as diving, turns and some stroke corrections.

Just to keep participants interested, there may be a few surprises too!

The special coaching day is coming just in time for first of three major carnivals before Christmas - Cowra, on November 16-17, with Forbes on the following weekend, with the annual Parkes carnival taking place on November 30 and December 1.

Remember all entries - for club nights and carnivals - are to be done with the new Swim Central site, if you are having trouble, ask a club official. Keep in the swim!

Jay Quince

Parkes SSAA Smallbore

Last weekend we saw nine shooters attend the Deep Lead shooting complex. They shot at fox targets at both 25 and 50 meters for a maximum of 530.53 points.

Target Rifles

  • David Wilson 280.25, 250.24, 530.49
  • Brian Drabsch 280.28, 249.24, 529.49
  • Terry Townsend 269.05, 248.19, 517.24

Field Rifles

  • Ron Cunningham 280.10, 247.11, 527.30
  • Brett Cowling 279.18, 245.11, 524.29
  • Steve Westcott 271.12, 247.06, 518.18
  • John Smeaton 276.20 245.09, 521.29

Two shots for practice only. The figure given after the decimal point is the number of central bullseyes shot.

Shortly after we finished up, light rain started falling. Our next shoot is at 1pm Sunday, November 10.

It will be with ordinary targets at both rangers.

Brian Drabsch