Blake builds on per­sonal bests

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

A BIGGENDEN boy set new per­sonal records at the state swim­ming cham­pi­onships.

Blake Bechly swam his heart out at the Queens­land Pri­mary School State Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships at Bris­bane, help­ing his team come third in the re­lay.

But Bechly set the pool on fire, set­ting per­sonal bests all day.

In the 100m freestyle he tied for 10th place and then in the swim-off he set an­other per­sonal best to se­cure him­self a place in the fi­nal.

He took out eighth place, which was an­other per­sonal best.

Bechly’s coach, Ron Birch, said he was over the moon.

“To back up af­ter three races and swim per­sonal bests, es­pe­cially when you are swim­ming against boys al­most 12 months older, is just great,” he said.

As win­ter sets in Blake will head east to Mary­bor­ough in July to keep his fit­ness up as the Biggenden Pool is closed for the win­ter.

SUC­CESS CON­TIN­UES: Biggenden Swim­ming Club mem­ber Blake Bechly swam per­sonal bests at the re­cent cham­pi­onships in Bris­bane.

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