Swim­mers fired up for state ti­tles

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


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.

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