Me­te­ors are back in the wa­ter

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

EX­CITE­MENT and an­tic­i­pa­tion were in the air last week­end when the newly re­formed Moss­man Me­te­ors Swim­ming Club com­peted at the Ma­reeba Spring Car­ni­val.

This group of swim­mers were the first to rep­re­sent the Dou­glas Shire in swim­ming at a re­gional level in seven years. The fo­cus of the day was on team spirit, hav­ing a go and putting into prac­tice all the tech­niques learnt since train­ing be­gan in late Au­gust.

Sev­en­teen ath­letes made their splash in the big­gest car­ni­val of the year, which at­tracted 227 com­peti­tors from 13 Far North­ern Clubs.

All swim­mers com­peted ex­cep­tion­ally well to pick up rib­bons and medals, or set their first per­sonal best (PB) times. Over­all the club achieved eight 1st, four 2nd, and seven 3rd places in age groups from 8 years and un­der to 14 years.

Coach Ben Ea­gle, a former Me­teor and ex Na­tional Aus­tralian Team Swim­mer, said “I am im­pressed with the per­for­mance and ef­fort shown by ev­ery­one who took part to­day.”

Since com­ing back on the scene, the Me­te­ors have re­ceived over­whelm­ing sup­port from the FNQ swim­ming com­mu­nity.

A wel­com­ing re­cep­tion was given by all the other teams at Ma­reeba, who ex­pressed how pleased they were to see the once suc­cess­ful club re­turn to com­pe­ti­tion.

The Moss­man Me­te­ors are call­ing on any young swim­mers to come along and join for fun, fit­ness and friend­ship. Train­ing ses­sions with Will Swim and Tri are held at QT fit­ness cen­tre pool. Please con­tact Chrissy or An­nie for more in­for­ma­tion me­te­orss­wim­club@gmail.com

Moss­man Me­te­ors in Ma­reeba

Anna Reynolds

Gus Reynolds and Mar­lon Bellero

Alex Brown

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