Rainbow Warriors make their coach proud

Warrior Girls scooped up awards and PBs at Tin Can Bay

Warrior Girls scooped up awards and PBs at Tin Can Bay

by Coach BJ Parton

It was a great start to recent Cooloola Crocs Swim Club Meet with the ‘Dash for Cash’ event, which all the kids love to give a go.

This is a 25m freestyle event where you dash to win some cash. Jasmin White took out first place in this event for her age group, with a time of 14.89 seconds. This is outstanding for a nine-year-old.

That was just the beginning as Jasmin took home the nine-years of age Champion trophy on the day with 1st place in 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 50m Breast, 100 IM, 25 Freestyle and 2nd place in 50m Backstroke.

We are all proud of her achievements and hope she continues blowing everyone out of the water.

Her sister Annalise brought home gold in 50m Breaststroke and bronze in 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly – this is an amazing result.

Kyani Parton received a gold in 50m Breaststroke and silver for 100m and 50m Butterfly. Still going strong, Kiki.

Kyani and Jasmine have both represented Wide Bay in the past 12 months, this is a great achievement for our swim club and Rainbow Beach.

We had our first time meet swimmers show off their swimming skills with leaps and flying arms: Tabitha Permezel, Jahli Parton, Zoe Emery, Oakley Hall, Blake Findlater, Elijah Hapi, Amalia Bull and sister Lexi Bull enjoyed every moment, taking home a new found love for swimming.

The boys went hard on the day with Seth Parton, Mason Bignell, Tane Bentley, Joel Emery taking home Personal Best times, along with The Daniels Family always helping out and showing great commitment to the Warriors.

Well done to Luxie Findlater and Amassa Mcpherson for their efforts at the meet, with times to compare at the next short course event.

Club champ night will be March 16 then 17 and presentation night on March 18 at the Sports Club. All starting at 5pm. Everyone is welcome to come and see what swim club is all about, so they can start training for the next season.

Look out for me on the pool deck and come and say hello, while you’re there give Aqua a go and aqua your age!

Ed. note: Also a well done to Bj Parton. Our coach is presenting “Deep and Meaningful” in the 2016 Soak it up Series on April 10 at the Chandler Aquatic Centre Conference. This is to help teachers and instructors with deep water skills and drills with a difference.