Jamie Marschke with the gold, silver and bronze medals he won at the recent Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast.
Jamie Marschke with the gold, silver and bronze medals he won at the recent Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast.

Marschke bags a swag of medals

LOCAL swimmer Jamie Marschke has returned from the Pan Pacific Masters Games with a swag of medals.

Four days of swimming on the Gold Coast saw Marschke pick up an incredible 10 medals, three of them gold.

The sensational run of success for the well-known swimmer began on day one when his team collected gold in the 4 x 50m freestyle event.

The foursome was always going to be difficult to beat after recording a time that was only one-hundredth of a second outside the Pan Pacific Masters Games record.

After the end of the three days in the pool Marschke had picked up a further four silver medals as well as three bronze.

The fourth day meant it was time to hit the open water and it here that Marschke had a golden streak.

The 5.5 kilometre open water swim at Lake Hugh Muntz saw the local collect gold medals in both the individual swim and the 160 combined age group teams event.

The Pan Pacific Games are held every two years and the Coffs Harbour Masters have attended the past two events.

Masters swimming is open to anyone from 20-years-old and upwards.

The local masters cater for anyone who would like to compete or just join them in their social get-togethers.

Training is held at the heated Coffs Harbour War Memorial pool each Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm and on Saturday from 7am.



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