Swim­mers warm up in Townsville

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

The Can­non­vale Can­nons have warmed up for the up­com­ing swimming sea­son by jump­ing in the pool for the Townsville Broth­ers Meet at the week­end.

Can­nons head coach Mark Erick­son said the goal for the car­ni­val was for mem­bers to ad­vance their times.

“The main ob­jec­tive of the meet was to pro­vide swim­mers with op­por­tu­ni­ties to im­prove times and to also give north Queens­land swim­mers an op­por­tu­nity to qual­ify for the state short course (ti­tles),” he said.

Erick­son said Bowen swim­mers Gus and Eden Hedges, who regularly train at Can­non­vale, did ex­cep­tion­ally well and “smashed ev­ery­thing” they en­tered.

Gus swam his 50m but­ter­fly in a fan­tas­tic time of 43 sec­onds, while Eden also per­formed very well in all her swims.

Erick­son said Eden’s best per­for­mances were in the 200m IM, which she clocked in 2.35 min­utes, and the 400m freestyle in which she took a stag­ger­ing 30 sec­onds off her pre­vi­ous time.

Eden has now qual­i­fied for nine events ahead of the state short course ti­tles.

Chloe Robert­son was also in the thick of the ac­tion, swimming PBs in her 50m freestyle and 100m back­stroke.

Chloe has qual­i­fied for two ex­tra swims for the state short course later this month.

Jy Parkin­son also com­peted well, one of his strong­est ef­forts com­ing in the 50m but­ter­fly, clock­ing an im­pres­sive 40 sec­onds.

Ky and Rylee Erick­son were also in the thick of the ac­tion, with Ky swimming his 100m freestyle in less than 1.10 min­utes.

Rylee’s best swim came in the 100m back­stroke when she took six sec­onds off her pre­vi­ous time.

New­comer Evie Her­lihy also achieved PBs in all her swims across the week­end.

CAN­NONS: (From back) Ky Erick­son, Jy Parkin­son, Rylee Erick­son, Gus Hedges, (front) Evie Her­lihy, Eden Hedges and Chloe Robert­son af­ter the Townsville meet.

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