Cannons host junior carnival
LAST weekend the Cannonvale Cannons hosted a junior level carnival for ages 14 and under.
This provided an opportunity for newcomers to enjoy the thrill of racing without the pressure of the qualifying meets.
Rule tolerances applied and the swimmers weren’t disqualified for race errors, but were called over by the race officials to explain the errors.
There was also a JX level 1 development squad activity after the races.
This activity covered rules and procedures for marshalling and race starts.
Young swimmers often find these procedures daunting and this presentation by North Queensland officials was welcomed.
26 juniors from Cannonvale raced on the day with many racing in their first ever meet.
Nyrie and Jacob Stevenson swam well to establish times for future meets, Ainslie Barbeler recorded solid personal bests in her races and Kyle Kendall pushed hard to record good times.
Daniel Helly put in a solid effort and juniors Kate Barbara, Daisy Neil and Ali Romanella all had fun competing.
The highlight of the day was the parent/child relays with Ky and Mark Erickson smashing their race.
The Cannons will be training throughout the holidays with a short break between Christmas and New Year.
POOL ACTION: Young swimmers from across North Queensland competed in the Cannonvale Cannons junior carnival on the weekend.