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