Local swimmers bring home medals
SOME of the Whitsundays most talented swimmers were on show at the Queensland State Short Course three day swimming meet in Brisbane last weekend.
Top swimmers Emma Hogan, Charlotte Mitchell and Ivan Van Zyl represented the Whitsunday region after achieving state short course swimming times during last term and early season swim events.
The Cannonvale Cannons swimmers all performed exceptionally well with their commitments to a disciplined and well attended winter training program paying off with substantial personal performances from every swimmer.
Van Zyl was outstanding and competed in six events, achieving long awaited personal bests with a national qualifying time.
He finished in the top 10 in the 200m breast stroke and a very well deserved bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke event.
Hogan also performed well with a personal best in the 13years 50m backstroke and was named the best placed regional swimmer in the event.
Mitchell also did the club proud after qualifying for 12 swim events.
She placed in the top 10 for all her events with huge personal best times and achieving her goals of bringing home a gold, two silvers and a bronze medal.
STATE TITLES: Cannonvale Cannons Ivan Van Zyl, Emma Hogan, Charlotte Mitchell and coach Mark Erikson at the Queensland State Short Course Championships in Brisbane.