Me­te­ors smash records to start sea­son

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

WHILE some sports may be wind­ing down or fin­ished for the year, the FNQ swim sea­son has only just be­gun.

This year the Me­te­ors Swim­ming Club will train and com­pete in only their se­cond sea­son to­gether since re­form­ing only last year as a club.

They also have a new set of mem­bers as the swim squad from To­bruk Pool in Cairns join forces with them to com­pete this sea­son un­der the ‘Me­te­ors’ ban­ner.

Twenty-three swim­mers took to the pool to com­pete in the TAS Open Qual­i­fy­ing Meet at the TAS Aquatic Cen­tre, White­rock.

The con­tin­gent had eight swim­mers com­pete over the two days: Mar­lon Bellero (aged 9), Heath Duncan (13), Gus Reynolds (11), Grace Jones (11) Tas­myn Clu­nie (7) and sis­ters Sophia (10), Rosa and Sasha (8) Cruz. It was the first com­pe­ti­tion meet for Grace, Rosa and Sasha and they all swam well, get­ting times on the board for all events and now hav­ing PBs to work on for the rest of the sea­son.

Tas­myn had a smash­ing car­ni­val achiev­ing three PBs and plac­ing se­cond in the 7 years and Un­der 25m Freestyle and Back­stroke and first in 25m Breast­stroke.

Sophia achieved a new PB for the 10 years 50m Freestyle plac­ing fourth and also com­peted in the 50m But­ter­fly for the first time this sea­son.

Mar­lon com­peted in the 9 years and Un­der 100m Back­stroke and 100m Breast­stroke for the first time, gain­ing new PBs, and placed third in the 50m Free and se­cond in the 50m Fly events.

Heath com­peted in seven events over the two days, achiev­ing some mas­sive PBs. He smashed 28 secs off his 200m In­di­vid­ual Med­ley time, 24 secs off his 100m Fly, 10secs off in the 100 Free and 13secs off in the 100m Back­stroke – con­grat­u­la­tions Heath!

Gus had a great car­ni­val also, shav­ing some vi­tal sec­onds off all his PBs and achiev­ing 3rd place in the 11 years 50m Back­stroke and fifth in the 50m Breast­stroke.

This Satur­day (Novem­ber 5) will see the Me­te­ors com­pete at the Ma­reeba Spring Car­ni­val, a one-day ac­tion packed event.

Coach Ben Ea­gle with Me­te­ors com­peti­tors Grace, Tas­myn, Gus and Heath

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