Can­nons in peak con­di­tion at an­nual skins car­ni­val

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -


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.”

To join the Cannonvale Can­nons Swim­ming Club, email sec­re­tary@can­non­va­le­can­

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.

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