Two bound for state age contest
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.
QUALIFIERS: Isis swimmers Xanthe Whitaker (left) and Chloe Behan are headed to the state championships.