Swim Club News
By Forrest Butcher, Head Coach
The Queensland State Sprint championships were held in Brisbane on 15 and 16 February. Over the course of the weekend, the Somerset Swim Club had 26 swimmers compete with some outstanding results.
Forrest Butcher, Head Coach - Swimming
Somerset had 38 swimmers attend the Queensland State Swimming Titles in December held in Brisbane. The Somerset Swim Club had 36 individual swimmers, and both Bianca Crisp (TSS Aquatic) and Toby Wilson (Miami Swimming Club) were also competing. In addition, the Somerset Swim Club had 11 relay teams compete.
The relay events were on the first day of the week-long meet, with the Somerset Swim Club winning the prestigious Open Men 4 x 50m Relay in a new record time. The team was made up of Jeremy Badre, James Roberts, Regan Leong and CJ Licuanan. In addition to this, the Girls' 12 and Under A Relay team were second in the 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay (Millie Entwistle, Jade Sneesby, Jorja Otto and Adele Phillips) and were third in the 4 x 50m Medley Relay (Mia Collins, Millie Entwistle, Ellena Perry and Adele Phillips). From the 11 teams that Somerset entered, 8 of those teams placed in the top ten. This helped Somerset Swim Club finish third in the points score following the Relay day.
Somerset’s individual results produced 21 finalists with ten of these winning medals. Medalists were:
Other finalists included Toby Wilson, Bianca Crisp, Jeremy Badre, Riley Clout, Millie Entwistle, Freya Jetson, CJ Licuanan, Ashaya Morgan, Hugh Munro, Brooke Otto and Adele Phillips.
Overall, Somerset finished 12th out of more than 100 swimming clubs and had three individual State Champions. This is the Club's best result to date and Somerset is now verging on becoming one of the strongest Clubs, not only in the State, but as Queensland swimming dominates the National Swimming titles, in the Nation as well.
Congratulations Team Somerset and a big thank you to the squad coaches, Graeme McDonald, Ashley Callus and Taylor Durso in preparing our swimmers for this event.« Back to IndexNext article in this edition »