By Candice McKenna - Director of Sport
Well done to students and staff on Season 2 of APS sport. The effort contributed by all to weekly practise, and the energy committed to Friday sport is appreciated.
Forrest Butcher, Head Coach – Swimming
As the Term draws to a close and the weather begins to warm up, the activity at the pool is increasing. This Winter has been strong with mild weather seeing many continue lessons and benefit from the ongoing skill development.
The Swim Club has been active the last few months with both local, regional and state short course events taking place. The recent Queensland State Short Course titles saw 19 Somerset Swim Club members compete with 11 swimmers finishing in the top ten in their events. Of these swimmers, six of them finished with medals and three of the medallists were State Champions. The medallists were as follows:
Anarnya Berlowitz – Girls 18 years: 2nd 200m Metres Breaststroke
Olivia Collins – Girls 14 years: 1st 50 Metres Fly, 1st 100 Metres Fly
Emily Noyes – Girls 14 years: 3rd 200 Metres Fly
Brooke Otto – Girls 14 years: 2nd 100 Metres Backstroke, 3rd 200 Metres Backstroke
Jorja Otto – Girls 12 years: 1st 50 Metres Backstroke, 2nd 50 Metres Fly, 100 Metres Backstroke, 100 Metres IM and 3rd 100 Metres Fly
Harrison Smith – Boys 16 years: 1st 50 and 100 Metres Breaststroke, 2nd 100 IM
Well done swimmers and coaches on these great results.
The Somerset Swim Club is holding a sign on afternoon coupled with a Macca’s Mini Meet which is a free event for swimmers aged four to nine. Click on the attached resource for the Macca’s Mini Meet flyer; all swimmers who enter will receive a free bag full of goodies from Swimming Queensland and McDonalds. The event will be held at the pool on Friday 8 September between 4.00pm and 6.00pm.
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