Masters Swimming NSWPublished: Jul 22, 2012 11:35:23 PM
At the recent World Championships in Riccione, Pamela Nix, a member of the illustrious Nelson Bay Dolphins, swam brilliantly to win 4 gold medals and 1 bronze from her six swims in the 45-49 years age group.
She won the 800 Free (9:55.17) and 400 Free (4:49.86) in national record times, the 200 Fly (2:34.03) in NSW branch record time and the 3km open water event. In the 200 Free she finished third and in her other event, the 100 Fly, she finished fifth in a new NSW branch record time of 1:10.70.
In preparation for the meet, Pam has been training with the squad coach for the last 18 or more months and is training hard usually 6 days a week covering 4 - 6 km a session. All of her swims were PBs which shows she's getting faster as she's getting older. Her 800 time was 49 seconds quicker than Riccione in 2004! And her gold in the 200 Fly was her first ever long course 200 Fly - she was actually about 2 seconds behind the leader at the 150 mark and won it by 4 seconds. Her husband Peter said that he wished he was there to see it.
Pam swam at previous World Championships at Churstchurch in 2002 and Riccione 2004, but not Perth because she had recently given birth to her daughter Ebony. At these meets she had a number of Top ten finishes.
Congratulations to Pam on a very impressive performance, indeed!
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