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
The Queensland State Sprint Championships were held this past weekend in Brisbane covering both Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February. Somerset Swim Club had 29 swimmers compete over the course of the weekend with some very strong results across the board and a few outstanding performances.
The following swimmers placed in the top ten in their main events: Connor Borkowsky, Jaxson Brimble, Mia Collins, Millie Entwistle and James Sneesby.
While the following swimmers were State Sprint medallists: Ky Codd (Bronze 15 years 50m Breaststroke) and Jorja Otto (Silver 13 years 50m Butterfly and silver 50m Backstroke).
Finally, the Somerset Swim Club had three State Champions being current student Harrison Smith (17 to 18 years 50m Breaststroke) and former student CJ Licuanan (17 to 18 years 50m Freestyle) as well as Cameron Donovan (14 years 50m Breaststroke).
Congratulations to Somerset Swimmers on a fantastic meet and some impressive results. A special mention goes to Lachlan Kerry and Cameron Donovan who showed great team spirit over the weekend helping team mates when needed. A big thank you also goes to Coach Cheryl for coaching and supporting our swimmers over the course of the weekends racing.
The next few weeks are busy with swimming over a number of areas. The Somerset Swim Club is sending seven athletes to the Commonwealth Games Trials at Southport from 28 February to 3 March. These will be James Roberts, Ben Treffers, Yolane Kukla, CJ Licuanan, Luke Percy, Blake Jones, and Andrew Digby with Coach Ash leading the swimmers and Coach Cheryl assisting. We wish the swimmers the best of luck for the selection trials and will be watching on TV. There are tickets available for families to go along and see the event live as well. In addition to this, next week is South Coast selection trials at Miami Pool on Monday. The College has quite a few swimmers attending to gain selection on the South Coast Team to attend the State Championships in March. Good luck to these swimmers.
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