Seal swimmers brave the cold

Emerald Seals’ representatives.
Emerald Seals’ representatives.

COLD conditions did little to discourage a bunch of determined Emerald Seals swimmers in Gladstone earlier this month during the Central Queensland Championships.

Facing strong competition from Rockhampton and Gladstone clubs, Isabel Fehlhaber, Aaron Sinn and Lachlan Sands did well to secure bronze and silver medals from their finals while Kaitlin Sands swam strongly to make the final for her 100 metre butterfly event.

A highlight for the Emerald club was Lachlan’s runner-up age champion award for the 15-year boys and selection in the tri-region team which will travel to Proserpine soon to compete against NQ and FNQ teams. Unfortunately, due to prior commitments, Lachlan will be unable to attend.

In Blackwater school swimmers also stamped their place in the Gladstone pool, when they competed as part of the Central Highlands team at the Capricornia Schools Swimming Trials in February.

Shelby Broun was a master of all disciplines representing 10-year-old girls in 50 metre freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Hunter Somerville-Kimlin and Austin Cocks similarly in the 50 metre boys. Matilda Gordon was also strong in the 12-years girls 50 metre backstroke and freestyle and Shenae Grant the 50 metre butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

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