During her welcome back party held at the club, Maggie reveals her plans to buy a home and settle in Wandin Valley. Brendan and Molly nearly miss the party as Molly can't do anything with her frightful hair and must settle on covering it up. Simon returns to the pool with Paul and he begins taking lessons from Bernie. Mark's mother arranges for him to go to Sydney for two weeks of intensive training prior to the national championships but Terence asks Margot to ease up on Mark after he has an asthma attack while swimming. While in hospital, Mark decides to quit competitive swimming, his mother is disappointed but accepting. It is agreed that the money raised to send Mark to Sydney should be used by Bernie to fund a swimming programme for asthmatic children. Gabe's crush on Bernie (he was her highschool Phys. Ed teacher) ends when she sees he has a girlfriend. Gabe's brief visit comes to an end and she returns home to Sydney.