Ready for Wide Bay Cham­pi­onships

Isis Town and Country - - Sport - By JODIE DIXON

CHILDERS’ best swim­mers smashed their per­sonal best times at the 2016 Queens­land Sprint Cham­pi­onships last week­end at Chandler Aquatic Cen­tre in Bris­bane.

Chloe Be­han and Jaylee McMa­hon both swam well at the cham­pi­onships, held at Bris­bane’s Chandler Aquatic Cen­tre, post­ing sev­eral new per­sonal best times.

Chloe fin­ished 56th out of 119 of Queens­land’s best 13-year-old back­stro­kers in a per­sonal best time of 36.76 sec­onds and took 1.75 sec­onds off her pre­vi­ous best time for 50m but­ter­fly.

Jaylee, 10, swam very well in tough com­pe­ti­tion, fin­ish­ing 8th out of 110 in back­stroke and 12th out of 121 in freestyle.

Isis District Swim­ming club vice-pres­i­dent Jenny Beck said Be­han, Bradley Bag­nall, Tyarn Dwyer and McMa­hon were shap­ing up well in prepa­ra­tion for the Wide Bay Cham­pi­onships on March 5-6.

“The club is go­ing from strength to strength un­der the guid­ance of head coach Mike Roberts and all looks well for some fan­tas­tic swim­ming for all our swim­mers of all ages for the re­main­der of the sea­son and into the fu­ture,” she said.

Lead­ing up and to the Bris­bane cham­pi­onships the young swim­mers made a mas­sive splash in Her­vey Bay three weeks ear­lier, slash­ing up to 9 sec­onds off their per­sonal best times, leav­ing other com­peti­tors in their wake.

Bradley Bag­nall, 15 at the time, wiped a mas­sive 9.39 sec­onds off his 100m freestyle, 4.26 sec off his 100m Breast stroke and 3.77 off his 100m but­ter­fly.

“It was amaz­ing to watch,” Roberts said.

Roberts said his team had worked ex­tremely hard to get the times needed to qual­ify for the Queens­land State Swim­ming Sprint Cham­pi­onships.

Jaylee took 6.11 sec­onds off 100m back­stroke, Chloe was im­pres­sive in 100 freestyle and back­stroke and Tyarn dropped 8.41 sec from 100m breast­stroke and 4.81 sec. off 100m freestyle, im­pres­sive con­sid­er­ing she was out of the pool for a num­ber of weeks with a bro­ken arm.

The rest of the team per­formed just as im­pres­sively with Ella Bartlett, Am­ber, John and Lilly Bauer all achiev­ing per­sonal bests in ev­ery stroke.

“In all the eight Isis swim­mers took a to­tal of 43.62 sec­onds off their pre­vi­ous best times, to qual­ify for the Cham­pi­onships.”

Ev­ery swim­mer that at­tended the meet in Her­vey Bay came away with a new per­sonal best time and not just by 1 or 2 sec­onds sug­gest­ing, new coach Roberts is do­ing some­thing right.

29 events, 24 PBs, Medals -7 Gold, 1 sil­ver and 3 bronze. 17 top 8 fin­ishes.

Jenny Beck The club is go­ing from strength to strength.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WELL DONE: John Bauer, Ella Bartlett, Chloe Be­han (girls’ club cap­tain) Tyarn Dwyer, Bradley Bag­nall (boys’ club cap­tain) Lilly Bauer, Jaylee McMa­hon, Am­ber Bauer.

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