Awards night goes ahead af­ter storm

Central and North Burnett Times - - JUNIOR SPORT - Erica Mur­ree erica.mur­ree@cnbtimes.com.au

SWIM­MING: With a grow­ing mem­ber­ship Biggen­den Swim­ming Club de­scribed its year as awe­some.

Af­ter the club pre­sen­ta­tion night had been rained out on Tues­day, fine sunny weather greeted the com­mit­tee on Satur­day.

Brit­ney Spry was named open dis­tance cham­pion, along with Sophia Radel (mi­nor) and So­phie Treloar and Lee Rich­mond (ju­nior), and Dustin Fawck­ner (se­nior).

The most im­pres­sive im­provers were Flynn Rich­mond, Shar­lie Loader and Rafe Fawck­ner.

Most im­proved swim­mers were Lisa Brown, Jye Treloar and Lee Rich­mond.

Age cham­pi­ons were: Sam Sip­pel (five years); Flynn Rich­mond (six years); Sophia Radel and Ryan Jewess (seven years); Shar­lie Loader (eight years); So­phie Treloar and Lee Rich­mond (nine years); Court­ney Spry and Rafe Fawck­ner (11 years); Han­nah Radel and Jye Treloar (12 years); Dustin Fawck­ner (13 years); Brit­ney Spry (15 years).

Other mem­bers re­ceived en­cour­age­ment awards.

Coach Ron Birch and Caro­line Holmes re­ceived ap­pre­ci­a­tion gifts for their sup­port of the club and its mem­bers.

Michelle Radel con­grat­u­lated com­mit­tee mem­bers on their hard work in re­cent weeks.

“You ral­lied and worked lots of hours for what we have here today,” she said.

“I did or­der you some flow­ers but they are stuck the other side of the creek.”

Biggen­den Swim­ming Club had an in­crease in num­bers this sea­son.

Pres­i­dent Kathy Spry said the club hadn’t seen that for a long time.

“They are young mem­bers so will stick with the club,” she said.

Dur­ing the sea­son mem­bers trav­elled to var­i­ous cham­pi­onships and meets in the re­gion with many bring­ing home medals.

Brit­ney Spry, along with Dustin and Rafe Fawck­ner made Wide Bay while Dustin went on to the state ti­tles.

❝ They are young mem­bers so will stick with the club. — Pres­i­dent Kathy Spry

AGE CHAM­PI­ONS: Biggen­den Swim­ming Club mem­bers with tro­phies. PHO­TOS: ERICA MUR­REE

Brit­ney Spry was recog­nised for her Wide Bay rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

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Club pres­i­dent Kathy Spry (right) thanks coach Ron Birch.

Shar­lie Loader and Flynn Rich­mond.

The Biggen­den Bar­racu­das en­joyed a great sea­son.

Mem­bers were out and about on a hunt for easter eggs.

Biggen­den Swim­ming Club mem­bers en­joy a dip in the pool.

Mem­bers were pre­sented with par­tic­i­pa­tion cer­tifi­cates.

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