Record bro­ken af­ter 16 years

Dalby Herald - - SPORT -

Records were bro­ken by the lit­tlest swim­mers at the Our Lady of the South­ern Cross Col­lege an­nual swim­ming car­ni­val on Fri­day.

The event saw swim­mers from Years 1-3 com­pete in var­i­ous cat­e­gories at the Dalby Aquatic Cen­tre.

Ava Boland, seven, and Lainey Geiger, six, both broke records across two cat­e­gories.

With a time of 1.10.90, Boland broke a record that had been held for 16 years in the girls un­der seven 50 me­tre but­ter­fly event.

The record was held by Me­gan Wol­ski since 2002, with a time of 1:11.30.

Reach­ing the fin­ish line with a time of 1:19.50, Geiger broke the record for girls un­der six 50 me­tre breast­stroke.

For five years, the record in that event was held by Chelsea Lock­hart, with a time of 1:22.70.

Sports co-or­di­na­tor Tim Lin­coln said the stu­dents’ swim­ming skills had im­proved greatly this year.

“It is ev­i­dent, as we have more kids par­tic­i­pat­ing in 25 me­tre and 50 me­tre events than in pre­vi­ous years,” he said.

The school holds three swim­ming car­ni­vals per year, with groups bro­ken up by year level.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WIN­NERS: School record break­ers Ava Boland, 7, and Lainey Geiger, 6, at the Our Lady of the South­ern Cross Col­lege Years 1 to 3 swim­ming car­ni­val on Fri­day.

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