Swimmers converge for pointscore title



MORE than 130 swimmers from Queensland to Sydney will converge on Yamba this weekend for the NSW Interclub Pointscore carnival.

And on Monday a large number of competitors will take to the waters off Yamba for the Westlawn Convent Beach to Main Beach 1km ocean swim.

The NSW Interclub carnival is hosted by the Clarence River Masters Swimming Club at the Yamba Community Pool.

Organisers are tipping several Australian age records to be broken with a number of quality still water swimmers competing including 70-year-old multiple Australian champion John Crisp from Miami Club on the Gold Coast who was named swimmer of the meet at the Australian Masters Titles in Hobart last March.

Locals expected to figure prominently include Yamba trio Regan Pullen, 25, who holds a number of Queensland records, Stephen Burton, 42 and Lorraine Ruttuno, 47.

Eighteen clubs will be represented and 134 competitors have nominated exceeding last year's total of 83.

Events from 25m to 400m in all strokes will be conducted on Saturday and Sunday with a major highlight expected to be the State Of Origin Relay Shoot Out between NSW and Queensland teams.



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