Swim­mers beat the heat

Gayn­dah Swim­ming Car­ni­val a siz­zling success

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

BLAZ­ING heat on Satur­day didn’t worry con­tes­tants at Gayn­dah Swim­ming Car­ni­val.

More than 180 chil­dren swam in 90 events.

Gayn­dah Swim­ming Club had sev­eral stand­outs in­clud­ing gold medal win­ners Bree Robert­son and Cal­lum Evans.

The 12-year-old Robert­son won gold in 50m back­stroke, as well as sil­ver in 50m freestyle and bronze in the 50m but­ter­fly.

Evans won gold in the 10 years’ 50m back­stroke, sil­ver in 50m breast­stroke, freestyle and but­ter­fly, and bronze in the 200m in­di­vid­ual med­ley.

Biggen­den swim­mer Teagen Bechly, 14, won the 50m back­stroke and her brother Blake, 10, fin­ished sec­ond in 50m back­stroke.

Gayn­dah girl An­nika Dar- ling­ton, 14, won sil­ver in the 50m back­stroke, and bronze in 50m but­ter­fly, breast­stroke and freestyle.

Eidsvold swim­mer Ale­cia Rigg, 12, fin­ished third in 50m back­stroke and Gayn­dah’s Grace Robert­son won bronze in the 50m but­ter­fly for the 11 years’ age group.

Mun­du­berra Swim­ming Club set a high stan­dard for fu­ture com­pe­ti­tion with 90% of the swim­mers achiev­ing per­sonal best times.

The an­nual event drew swim­ming clubs from Biggen­den, Mun­dub­bera, Eidsvold, Monto, Gympie, Nanango, Kin­garoy, Wondai, Mur­gon, Isis, Mary River, Bund­aberg and Fraser Coast.

The Lions Club kept ev­ery­one well fed with break­fast and lunch bar­be­cues.

Pho­tos: Contributed

MADAME BUT­TER­FLY: Ella Dar­ling­ton com­petes in the but­ter­fly com­po­nent of the 200m in­di­vid­ual med­ley.

Emily Spry and Tyler McDon­ald hold the cham­pi­ons tro­phy at the Dal­larnil State School's swim­ming car­ni­val which was held at the Biggen­den Pool.

WEARETHECHAMPIONS: Age cham­pi­ons at the Dal­larnil State School’s swim­ming car­ni­val are Ethan Koepke, Johanna Kelly, Tyler McDon­ald, Brit­ney Spry, Kyle McDon­ald and Mon­ica Hether­ing­ton.

GAYN­DAH MEDAL WIN­NERS: An­nika Dar­ling­ton, Bree Robert­son, Cal­lum Evans and Grace Robert­son.

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