Master swimmers perform well in Mackay
SEVEN Whitsunday Warriors took part in the North Mackay Sinkers’ Swim Carnival on Saturday.
Coach Mark Erickson won all his events and even competed in one extra event, the 200m breaststroke as there was only one competitor in the event.
He was disappointed that he did not count the laps correctly and thought he had finished at the 150m mark.
Erickson achieved second overall in his age group and won the skins after six heats of 25m freestyle in which he produced the fastest time.
Swimmers of the meet were Cheryl West, Di O’Donnell and Kay and Bob Corskie.
Kay Corskie achieved first place in all her events and took out age champion.
Cheryl West swam extremely well in all of her events with her best swims including the 200 backstroke, 25m and 50m freestyle.
O’Donnell’s best performances were her freestyle and butterfly swims.
She swam the 200m free in 3.33.82, 50m freestyle in 40.28s and 25m butterfly in 20.85s.
Her top swims placed her second in her age group.
Bob Corskie was in fine form winning all his events and taking out age champion.
Andrea Mitchell swam really well and was placed within the top three in her age group. Her best swims include 25m freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke.
The standout event was her 100m IM in fantastic time of 1.54.13.
Raylene Rasmussen had a very lucky day winning three raffle prizes and her age group. Her best swim was the 25m freestyle in a time of 15.53s.
The Warriors were disappointed that the relays were cancelled due to the stormy weather, but all in all thoroughly en- joyed the afternoon and mixing with swimmers from around the region.
A highlight for all the Whitsunday swimmers was catching up with Margaret Cunningham who has recently moved to live in Mackay.
The Whitsunday Masters Swimmers are looking forward to a Christmas luncheon on Sunday, December 15 after swim training.
Swimmers will continue to train over the school holidays with a small break between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
MASTERFUL EFFORTS: The Whitsunday Warriors participated in the North Mackay Sinkers’ Swim Carnival on Saturday. Back Row: Andrea Mitchell, Di O’Donnell, Cheryl West and Raylene Rasmussen. Front Row: Mark Erickson, Margaret Cunningham, Kay Corskie and Bob Corskie.