Swimmers fired up for state titles
ELEVEN members of the Cannonvale Cannons Swimming Club will be competing at the Queensland State Titles in Brisbane this weekend.
Swimmers will be going up against more than 150 competitors in each of their respective age groups as they compete in all strokes over 50m at the two-day event.
Club members Chloe Robertson, Kasey and Emma Hogan, Jackman Romanella, Ainslie and Dylan Barbeler, Jordan and Angus Menzies, Natalie Milne, Ivan Van Zyl and Sara Milne are the eleven local athletes who will be look- ing to improve their personal best times and land a prized position in the finals.
Coach Mark Erikson said many swimmers were curious to find out their overall rank in Queensland.
“They have all been training well and I think many will come away with improved personal best times,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to the team atmosphere and all the kids supporting each other in their age groups at the event.”
A few of the younger competitors will have to overcome their nerves as they take to the pool for the first time competing at state titles.
There will be no rest for local swimmers, with 27 members travelling to compete in the Townsville Tourist Swimming Club meet at Tobruk Pool next weekend.
Many swimmers will then be heading off to the North Queensland championships, which will also take place in Townsville from March 22-23.
The Cannonvale Cannons sprint meet with skins event was cancelled on the weekend due to severe weather warnings from Cyclone Dylan.
The event has been rescheduled and will be held at the Cannonvale State School pool from March 22-23.
READY TO GO: Cannonvale Cannons Swimming Club members Emma Hogan, Natalie Milne, Ivan Van Zyl, Sarah Milne, Angus Menzies, (front) Chloe Robertson, Kasey Hogan, Jackman Romanella, Ainslie Barbeler, Dylan Barbeler and Jordan Menzies will be competing at the Queensland State Sprint Titles in Brisbane this weekend.