Four close to earn­ing se­lec­tion

Sunshine Coast Daily - - LOCAL SPORT - — Steele Tay­lor

SWIM­MING: There are high hopes the Univer­sity of the Sun­shine Coast Spar­tans will have four para-ath­letes at the Com­mon­wealth Games.

Daniel Fox, Lo­gan Pow­ell, Black Cochrane and El­lie Cole are con­sid­ered se­ri­ous chances to fea­ture at the Gold Coast next year, af­ter swim­ming qual­i­fy­ing times.

To get berths, they need to be ranked within the top three Aus­tralians and within the top seven swim­mers in the Com­mon­wealth.

“We’ve posted times that put us up the top in Aus­tralia, so all things go­ing well, we should have four peo­ple qual­i­fied,” coach Nathan Doyle said.

“We’re not call­ing it early but at this stage it would be very un­likely for them to drop lower than sev­enth.”

The club also has sev­eral able-bod­ied ath­letes who could qual­ify.

“We’re star­ing down the bar­rel of po­ten­tial of hav­ing ... 10 Spar­tans in the Comm Games team,” Doyle said.

Doyle’s seven para swim­mers were at the Gold Coast dur­ing the week­end for the Para Grand Prix.

Mem­bers of the squad will soon leave for the World Para Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships, which starts on Septem­ber 30.

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