Young Meteors back in the pool for Atherton weekend
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