In the swim of things

MORE than 250 swimmers gathered in Maryborough on Saturday to compete in a regional swimming meet.

The meet offered swimmers from around Queenland their second last opportunity to qualify for the state titles in December – and teams travelled from as far as Brisbane and Gladstone to compete.

Maryborough swimming coach Adrian Williams was pleased with the efforts of his squad, particularly Tim Heffernan and Paul Primavera, who excelled in their chosen events.

Heffernan performed strongly in the 100m and 200m back stroke, along with the 800m freestyle, while Primavera stood out in the 200m freestyle.

“They were two of the most impressive performers,” Williams said.

The weather was perfect for competition on Saturday while Williams said the standard of swimming was also pleasing.

“The quality of racing from our team has been very high.”

A lot of time and effort went into competing for the young swimmers of the Fraser Coast.

One of the swimmers trains up to 16 hours a week to get ready to compete.

Some of the kids swam in up to six different races on Saturday.

“It’s good for them to get these results after all the work they put in.

“The kids that do well really deserve to do well.”

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