Young Me­te­ors back in the pool for Ather­ton week­end

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

AF­TER hav­ing a six-week break of swim meets in the FNQ re­gion, 12 Me­te­ors swim­mers com­peted in the two-day Ather­ton Aus­tralia Day Swim Car­ni­val on Jan­uary 21-22.

The Moss­man con­tin­gent of seven, teamed with five of their To­bruk team­mates had a crack­ing week­end, smash­ing PBs left, right and cen­tre!

Re­sults for the Me­teor team mates from Moss­man are:

Au­drey Gaske (10yrs), com­peted in 7 events over the two­day meet and re­ceived new PBs in 6 of those swims and top 7 placings in all. Not only did she shave vi­tal sec­onds off in her 50m Free, 50m Fly and 50m Breast­stroke, but pulled some im­pres­sive times by set­ting a 29s PB in the 100m Back­stroke, a mas­sive 33s in the gru­elling 200m In­di­vid­ual Med­ley and then backed it up in the last race of the week­end with a 16s PB in the 100m Freestyle, earn­ing her a 4th plac­ing.

Grace Jones (11yrs), also com­peted in 7 events over the two days, set­ting new PBs in 6 of her swims and plac­ing within the top 8 in her age group for all events. Knock­ing sec­onds off in her 50m Free, 50m Fly and 50m Breast she also pulled a 5s PB in the 100m Free earn­ing her a 4th plac­ing. Com­pet­ing for the first time in the 100m Breast­stroke and then the 100m Back­stroke, she was stoked to re­ceive her first swim meet medal for the sea­son, for her im­pres­sive swim in the Back­stroke win­ning her­self a bronze medal­lion.

Alyssa Heise (12yrs), com­pet­ing at only her sec­ond com­pe­ti­tion, swam in 3 events Satur­day, and 3 events Sun­day.

Alyssa gained new PBs in 5 of her events, the 50m Fly, 50m Breast, 50m Back, 100m Free and a new time to work with, for a new event for her, the 200m Freestyle.

Ash­ton Heise (10yrs), also com­peted in only his sec­ond swim com­pe­ti­tion on the week­end. Ash­ton made up vi­tal sec­onds in his 50m Free and 50m Back­stroke swims, earn­ing him new PB’s and also swam in two new events for him, get­ting times on the board for the 50m Breast­stroke and 100m Freestyle.

Au­gust Gaske (11yrs), spent most of the week­end in the pool, com­pet­ing in a mas­sive 10 events over the two day Car­ni­val. Gus set him­self new PBs, re­mov­ing cru­cial sec­onds off his pre­vi­ous times in the 50m Free, 200m Breast, 100m Breast, 50m Back and 100m Free events. Most im­pres­sive though was his 15s PB in the 100m Back­stroke plac­ing 5th and then a 13s PB in the 200m Free earn­ing him a 4th place and lastly back­ing all that up with a 10s PB in the In­di­vid­ual Med­ley and a 5th place.

The Me­te­ors’ youngest com­pet­i­tive swim­mers, Tas­myn Clu­nie (7yrs) and Cooper Jones (5yrs), swam their hearts out with a smile in each of their events. Tas­myn, com­pet­ing on Sun­day only, swam two new PBs in both her events, the 7yrs and un­der 25m Freestyle and 25m Back­stroke. Taz earnt her­self a 4th place in the Free and a 2nd place in the Back­stroke for her speedy swims. Cooper com­peted in the 25m Breast­stroke, a new event for him, on the Satur­day and gained a time on the board and 1st place, 5yr old boys. He backed that up on Sun­day and swam two 5s PBs in both the 25m Free and 25m Back­stroke, earn­ing him­self two more 1st placings.

With only two more swim com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son be­fore the FNQ Long Course Champs at To­bruk Pool on the March 3-4, the Me­te­ors swim squad will be train­ing hard.

Me­te­ors team on Sun­day: Coach Ben Ea­gle with Grace Jones, Alyssa Heise, Au­drey and Gus Gaske, Ash­ton Heise, Tas­myn Clu­nie and Cooper Jones

Au­gust Gaske in the freestyle

Grace Jones at the Back­stroke start

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