Record broken after 16 years
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.
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.