Can­nons host ju­nior car­ni­val

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

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.

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