Swim­mers make waves at re­lay

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - TRIS­TAN EVERT

SWIM­MING: One of the big­gest an­nual aquatic events in Gayn­dah made its re­turn on Sun­day, and the money raised was noth­ing short of in­cred­i­ble.

More than 130 com­peti­tors and spec­ta­tors filed through the gates of the Gayn­dah swim­ming pool for the Mitchell Roth Mer­can­tile Re­lay, and went on to raise $2143.

HiTide Swim School man­ager Amy Golchert said 18 teams com­peted on the day.

“It was a re­ally great day and ev­ery­one re­ally en­joyed them­selves,” Golchert said.

“We had Mitchell Roth’s par­ents and sis­ter come and put in a team, which was re­ally great.

“We raised over $2000 on the day, which will go straight to LifeF­light and back into the pool.”

Four girls dressed as Hawai­ians took the top honours, fin­ish­ing one 27th of a sec­ond off their reg­is­tered time.

Zoe Hoskin­son, Zoe Baker, Ca­dence Web­ster and Rosie Halt used pad­dle boards to com­plete their laps.

Wes Bram­ley took first place in the se­nior male dash for cash, while Kaiden Rat­cliff won the ju­niors event.

In the ladies cat­e­gory, Amy Wood took the win ahead of Abby Driver in sec­ond place.

The money raised from the day will be split, with $1141.75 go­ing to LifeF­light and $1001.25 go­ing back into the pool.

Pic­ture: Con­trib­uted

TOP OF THE PODIUM: Zoe Hoskin­son, Zoe Baker, Ca­dence Web­ster and Rosie Halt took out the Mitchell Roth Mer­can­tile Re­lay on Sun­day.

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