Two bound for state age contest

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

LAST week­end saw five Isis Swimming Club swim­mers com­pete along with 303 swim­mers rep­re­sent­ing 30 clubs from Bris­bane to Rock­hamp­ton and west to Kin­garoy.

This was the last chance for swim­mers to qual­ify for Queens­land State Age Long Course Cham­pi­onships in De­cem­ber, and made for an ex­cit­ing two-day meet.

Isis is ex­tremely proud to have Chloe Be­han qual­ify in 100m back­stroke and Xanthe Whi­taker qual­ify in her 100m breast­stroke. event.

The hold­ing of th­ese cham­pi­onships in De­cem­ber has made it dif­fi­cult for our swim­mers to be pre­pared enough to swim the qual­i­fy­ing times.

Be­han and Whi­taker are the first for a very long time to rep­re­sent Isis Dis­trict Swimming Club at State Age Cham­pi­onships.

All five swim­mers swam well, with Jaylee McMa­hon named age cham­pion for nine-year-old girls. She also re­duced her in­di­vid­ual med­ley time by 11.03sec.

Whi­taker fin­ished sec­ond in the 200m breast­stroke with a 3.87sec PB and a 14.59sec PB in her 200m in­di­vid­ual med­ley.

Be­han also swam well in her 200m back­stroke to win sil­ver be­fore back­ing it up with fourth in her 100m back­stroke to nar­rowly miss a place.

Bri­anna McMa­hon brought home bronze in her 100m back­stroke with the help of a 2.80sec PB.

Alexan­dra Whi­taker pro­duced her best times in three events, smash­ing a mas­sive 25.44secs off her 100m but­ter­fly time, 7secs of her 100m breast­stroke and 12.34secs off her 100m back­stroke.

Coach Adrian Wil­liams se­lected four swim­mers to swim the Mer­can­tile Re­lay.

The Isis sim­mers were ec­static to make the fi­nal, and fin­ished sev­enth over­all, scor­ing the club an $80 cheque. More club news inside.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

QUAL­I­FIERS: Isis swim­mers Xanthe Whi­taker (left) and Chloe Be­han are headed to the state cham­pi­onships.

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