Charlie Elder from Hervey Bay finished the day with a big smile and three silvers after the Gympie Gold Rush swimming meet.
Charlie Elder from Hervey Bay finished the day with a big smile and three silvers after the Gympie Gold Rush swimming meet.

Swimmers get set for state titles

THE YOUNG swimmers of the Fraser Coast Swimming Club are more than ready to race at the State Age Championships in Brisbane next week after a good showing at the Gympie Gold Rush swimming meet.

The swimmers, aged between 7 and 14, did their region proud at the event.

More than 450 swimmers from 44 clubs attended the Gympie swimming meet and the Fraser Coast had the second largest number of swimmers competing, with 43 in attendance.

The Fraser Coast club attends the swimming meet annually and found it to be a useful warm-up event ahead of the state titles.

Several personal-best times were recorded by the swimmers, in spite of the hot conditions on the day – at one point the temperature hit 39 degrees, one of the hottest temperatures recorded at a meet the Fraser Coast had attended.

Several strong performances also saw many Fraser Coast swimmers qualify for the State Sprint Championships, which will be held in Brisbane in February.



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