Annie and Jaz have cemented themselves as key members of the Gympie Gold Fins and train five-to-seven times per week at Gympie Aquatic Centre.
Annie has improved all her strokes and is now focusing on longer events including the 400m freestyle.
She has qualified in all four strokes for the upcoming State Sprint Championships held in Chandler February 17-18.
She is also aiming to be selected in the Wide Bay Team for School State Championships in March. (She needs to drop 1.3 seconds from her 50m free and 1.6 seconds from her 100m free to qualify).
Jaz had a great 2017; winning Gympie Schools Sportsperson of the Year award in the Female, 10-12 years category.
She competed in the Pacific School Games in Adelaide, where she raced in three relays and two individual events.
Jaz made it through to the finals for both her 50m and 100m freestyle and she placed 5th and 7th respectively. She brought home two silver and and one gold medal from her relay events (4 x 50 m freestyle, 4 x 50 medley and 8 x 50m freestyle all age relay).
She is now focused on the State Sprint Championships in February and hoping to gain selection in the Queensland team for School Nationals which will be held in Hobart this July.
Both girls are enjoying their swimming and feel very lucky to have had such a good introduction to the sport swimming with the Rainbow Warriors, starting at age six and seven. A great age to start training and competing.