For many of the Rainbow Beach Warriors, it was their first time at an external swimming competition at The Cooloola Crocs meet on the 2nd of February in Tin Can Bay.
This was only my second day in Rainbow Beach but was a great opportunity to check out the talent and see the swimmers in action, and they definitely impressed!!
Some standouts from the day include;
Hugh Gilmore who brought home 6 medals including taking out the 8-9 years Dash for cash, gold in the 25 and 50 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke and 50 Breaststroke. As well as silver in the 100IM.
Hannah Hanson took gold in the 25 Breaststroke and 25 Backstroke, Silver in the 25 Freestyle and Bronze in the 25 butterfly.
Julia Allen-Best took gold in the 100 Backstroke, silver in the 200IM and 50 Butterfly.
Annalise White took gold in the 25 Freestyle and 25 Butterfly.
Archie Gilmore silver in the 25 freestyle and bronze in the 25 Backstroke
Jasmine White who is only 6 years old won silver in the 7 and under 25 Butterfly
Jorja Duggan took silver in the 50 Butterfly, 50 Breaststroke and bronze in the 100 IM.
Matilda Duggan silver in the 25 Backstroke and bronze in the 100IM
Kyani Parton bronze in the 50 Backstroke
We also had a whole list of commendable 4th’s as well as Kate Gilmore and Elizabeth White who both smashed their personal best times in almost all of their events! This is a great achievement, and shows that both these girls dedication to training is paying off.
I know the Rainbow Warriors surprised many around the pool that day, being such a new club. I can’t wait to see how far these kids can go!
Another amazing effort by our Rainbow Beach Warriors on the weekend (24th Feb)
All though we only 5 swimmers attending, they all swam exceptionally well!
We Annalise and Jasmine White dominate in their age groups (6 and 7 years), both taking Gold in all four of their events, all in personal best times! Also two of those times set by Annalise were less than 0.3 off the pool records for her age!
Also collecting her fair share of medals was Hannah Hanson who won a medal in all her events with Silver in the Breaststroke and Freestyle, and Bronze medals in the Backstroke and Butterfly. She also scored 3 personal best times.
Kyani Parton was also a standout on the day, with 3 personal best times, and Julia Allen-Best who put in gutsy performances in all her races, as well as being a great leader on the day for our younger competitors.
Finally finishing off the day with some inspiring relays, our young 6 and 7 year old competed in the 11 and under and 13 under relay events. Holding their own and getting a great round of applause from the crowd for their efforts.
The summer season is coming to an end on March the 28th, with our Easter club night and club championships. This night will be a great showcase of our current swimmers competing for age champion. It will also be a ‘Bring a friend’ night; there will be novelty races, an Easter egg hunt, BBQ dinner and music. A great way to finish the school term, the summer swimming season and bring on the Easter holidays.
We will be kicking off our winter training season on The 8th of April. Winter is the perfect opportunity to put in the hard yards that will pay off come summer, and the main competition season. Remember our pool is heated, so there is no reason not to train in winter. I believe that come the end of the year we could be taking a great group of kids to the state championships in Brisbane.
Club nights will run fortnightly throughout winter, with a training session running on alternate Thursdays and with the gym now up and running, we will be incorporating some dry land and cross training into our program. Collect the Winter Training Schedule from the aquatic centre. This is a great opportunity to improve your fitness for all of your sports!
Croc carnival medal holders Kyani Parton, Jorja and Tilly Duggan, Hugh Gilmore
Marnie, BJ and Olivia were presented with medals engraved with “In appreciation for dedicated coaching”
Jas, Tilly, Hannah and Sam relaxing after club night
Littlies enjoying dinner on the lawn of the Aquatic Centre