Cannons in peak condition at annual skins carnival
MORE than 150 competitors from across North Queensland made a splash at the Cannonvale State School pool over the weekend for the annual Cannonvale Cannons Swimming Carnival.
The carnival was spilt into two days of highly competitive racing with many swimmers racing at their best for a chance to compete in the skins event to win various cash prizes.
Coach Mark Erickson said a number of Cannons swimmers found victory in the skins events.
“All swimmers did really well across all age groups and everyone shaved seconds off their personal best times on the weekend,” he said.
“I’m very proud of the results achieved by all of our local kids and it is great to see that their hard work and dedication to training has paid off.”
Many new members to the Cannons were delighted to compete in their first carnival and all swimmers put in 100 per cent at their individual events.
Erickson said there was a high level of intensity at the carnival with some swimmers setting new records in the North Queensland short course.
He said the carnival was the perfect warm-up for swimmers competing at the Queensland School Titles this week.
North Queensland Swimming Association referee Robert Lee said the club had secured grant funding to purchase semi-automatic stopwatches for the carnival.
“This improves accuracy and reduces the amount of officials needed to record swim times,” he said.
“The introduction of the new equipment means local swimmers can now use these times at state and national events and it drastically improves the level of professionalism at the carnival.”
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FINE FORM: Cannonvale Cannons swimmer Hannah Crittenden wiped out the competition during her backstroke swim on Saturday.
YOUNG GUN: Rylee Erickson used beautiful technique during her breastroke swim on Saturday.
ON FIRE: Cannonvale Cannons swimmer Ryan Lee charged down the pool in butterfly during the final heat of the individual medley on Saturday.