Mas­ters swimmers ex­cel in Townsville

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

SWIM­MING

EIGHT Whit­sun­day Mas­ters swimmers com­peted at the Long Tan le­gends swim car­ni­val in Townsville on the weekend.

Al­though six out of the eight were age cham­pi­ons, the club came sec­ond over­all to the host club, Long Tan Le­gends.

Whit­sun­day swim­mer of the meet was Freya Hill who swam ex­tremely well in all her events.

Some of her best swims in­clude the 400m freestyle in 6.16.95 and 200m in­di­vid­ual med­ley in 3.24.50.

The hus­band and wife team, Bob and Kay Corskie both per­formed ex­tremely well and were in the same heats for a cou­ple of their races. Kay beat Bob in the 50m back­stroke but lost to him in the 50m free.

Both beat all their op­po­si­tion in their age groups and took out first place.

Af­ter a cou­ple of months off, Di O’Donnell was still a very com­pet­i­tive swim­mer, swim­ming the 400m free in 7.21.75, 200m free in 3.26.36 and 50m free in 38.79 sec.

Quiet achiever, Rob McKay swam well with his high­lights the 200m free in 3.45 and 50m breast­stroke in 53.74.

Both O’Donnell and McKay won their age groups.

An­drea Mitchell warmed up with 200m IM and then started to get her rhythm.

She im­proved as the swim car­ni­val pro­gressed and swam a great 50m but­ter­fly, back­stroke and breast­stroke.

Mark Erick­son has not had time to train with his busy sched­ule, but still man­aged to give younger swimmers a run for their money.

In a hotly con­tested age group, he was awarded first place and his best swims were the 50m breast­stroke and 50m but­ter­fly.

The coaches were re­ally im­pressed with swimmers’ per­for­mances and the Whit­sun­day Mas­ters will con­tinue to train on Tues­day evenings and Sun­day morn­ings at the Proser­pine Pool.

Some mem­bers train for fun and fit­ness and oth­ers are pre­par­ing for the next car­ni­val which will be in Mackay next month. Adult swimmers over 18 years of age are al­ways wel­come to par­tic­i­pate.

MAS­TER CLASS: Eight swimmers from the Whit­sun­day Mas­ters com­peted in Townsville on the weekend. Top row: Bob Corskie, Mark Erick­son, Di O’Donnell and Rob McKay. Mid­dle row: Ray­lene Ras­mussen, Kay Corskie and Freya Hill. Front row: An­drea Mitchell

TOP TWO: Kim­berly Azul and Mika Stim­son fin­ished first and sec­ond in their re­spec­tive di­vi­sion at the Ju­nior De­vel­op­ment Se­ries B fi­nals in Home Hill last weekend.

RUN­NER-UP: Amy Hunger­ford played well in Home Hill on the weekend to fin­ish sec­ond in her di­vi­sion at the Ju­nior De­vel­op­ment Se­ries B fi­nals.

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