Cannons make a splash at championships
EIGHTEEN Cannonvale Cannons swimmers traveled to Townsville on the weekend to compete in the North Queensland Championships at the Long Tan Memorial Pool.
The 9-year-old boys medley relay team of Jackman Romanella, Dylan Barbeler, Kieran McGoldrick and Jordan Menzies won silver in an exciting race.
Dylan Barbeler shone in all three breaststroke events winning silver in the 200m and the 100m, and gold in the 50m.
Dylan Lee got bronze in all three of his breaststroke events.
Angus Menzies swam for gold in the 50m and 200m breaststroke, silver in 100m breaststroke and 200m backstroke and bronze in 50m backstroke.
Sarah Milne earned a bronze in 50m backstroke while her sister Na- talie Milne brought home gold in her 50m butterfly, freestyle and backstroke.
Young Hayden Romanella won gold in six out of his seven events.
Jackman Romanella also won bronze in his 200m butterfly and Ivan Van Zyl took home silver in the 200m and 100m breaststroke and bronze in his 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.
Ainslie Barbeler took 3.45 seconds off in her 100m freestyle and Hannah Crittenden was happy with four personal bests.
Ryan Lee, Maddy McGoldrick and Olivia Romanella all did well to improve their times.
Stephanie McGoldrick took 3.13 seconds off in her 100m butterfly to narrowly miss out on a medal.
Chloe Robertson was happy with her 11.14 second personal best in the 400m freestyle.
Young Ali Romanella got seven personal bests out of eight swims and her backstroke timed in at an incrediable 16.91 seconds faster.
Tired but happy, the swimmers are back in the water training for the up-coming meet in Mirani this coming Saturday.
The Cannons are also gearing up for their own carnival which has been moved to March 22-23 due to bad weather earlier in the year.