The Glamourhead Sharks, Melbourne’s LGBTI swimming squad, hosted its biennial swim carnival at Richmond Recreation Centre on Saturday, October 13.
More than 120 swimmers from the Masters Swimming Victoria swimming community, as well as swimmers from Brisbane and Sydney’s LGBTI clubs Aqualicious and Wett Ones, competed in the 10-event meet.
“With over 80 swimmers, the Glamourheads are one of Masters Swimming Victoria’s largest clubs,” said club president Dane McManus.
“Hosting our own event is a great way to give back to the Masters Swimming community, which has been so supportive of us since we began over 11 years ago.”
Swimmers took part in 50 and 100-metre events in all strokes, as well as the 200 individual medley, and the night concluded with the running of the Ross Wallis Relay, taken out this year by Melbourne’s Powerpoints.
The evening was full of great performances, with some swimmers jumping in to compete for the very first time.
The competition was followed by a dinner and the club’s traditional – and hotly contested – Trifle Competition, where a delicious and rather fabulous “Equal Love Pool” trifle won high praise from the judges to take out first prize.
The event was made possible through support from club members, volunteers and the club’s sponsors.
“Without the generous support of our sponsors, it would be hard to be able to run such a successful carnival,” McManus said.
“And without the wonderful committee we have, we certainly wouldn’t have been able to run such a well regarding and positively received event”.