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Silver City Swim Club shines at Sunraysia

Wednesday, 5th January, 2011

Members of the successful Silver City Swim Club team at the Sunraysia meet last week Members of the successful Silver City Swim Club team at the Sunraysia meet last week

Silver City Swim Club shines at Sunraysia

A small but powerful team of 17 swimmers from the Silver City Swim Club represented Broken Hill with disticntion at the Sunraysia two-day open swim meet last week.

The team won 19 individual gold medals against good competition from 22 clubs representing city and country swimming teams from NSW, the ACT, Victoria, SA and Queensland.

The many outstanding individual performances included Kalyce Pressler (6), the youngest swimmer of the meet. Kalyce finished ahead of other swimmers up to three years older than her.

Jorjhara Koraba (7) won a gold and silver medals and also achieved an Australian Junior Excellence (JX) qualifying time.

Tom Fleming (8) won four individual gold medals, a silver and a bronze, qualified for State, and achieved silver JX times in backstroke and freestyle. 

Tom is also just over a second away from qualifying for gold JX in both these events. Kiara Pressler (9) displayed excellent technical skills. 

Although sick, Kiara still claimed two bronze medals and achieved three JX times. Rohan Cutting (9) won a bronze medal, gained bronze level JX , and also broke three personal best times.

Jessica Evitts (9) possesses great technique and achieved four personal best times. Indianna Paull (11) won two gold and two bronze medals, qualifying forstate, achieved three silver JX times, and 6 personal bests. 

Indianna also came within less than a second of a gold JX in breaststroke and butterfly. Jesse Cochrane- Adolfson (11) won a silver medal and achieved a silver JX time in butterfly.

Jesse also qualified for state and broke four personal bests. Kai Pressler (11) qualified for state, recorded four JX standard times and four personal best times.

Caitlin Evans-Mercieca (11) achieved state qualifying, bronze JX times, and two personals bests. Courtney Evitts (11) attained three JX times and three personal bests. 

Clarice Carroll (11) qualified for state and gained JX standard in backstroke. Lachlan Cutting (11) recorded a personal best time but had to withdraw due to sickness.

Alexis Lenton (14) qualified for State Championships, and also improved four best times. Kirstie Lenton (14) recorded six personal bests.

Ellysia Oldsen (15) won 11 individual gold medals including the Dash for Cash 50m sprint. Ellysia also achieved State, Australian Youth Performance Squad(YPS), as well as National Age and Open Qualifying times.

Angela Oldsen won gold in the 30 years & 0ver 50m Freestyle event, and also outclassed the field of men.

At the SCSC celebratory dinner, all members were delighted to watch Rohan and Tom on Mildura TV, having made it to the Mildura News sports headlines.

Relay Results: Most SCSC relay teams competed well under age, but nevertheless achieved excellent results: Silver: Girls 12&U Medley - Clarice Carroll, Courtney Evitts, Caitlin Evans- Mercieca, Indianna Paull Bronze: Boys 12&U Medley - Kai Pressler, Rohan Cutting, Jesse Cochrane- Adolfson, Tom Fleming.

Girls 15&U Medley - Alexis Lenton, Kirstie Lenton, Indianna Paull, Ellysia Oldsen. Girls 12&U Freestyle - Courtney Evitts, Caitlin Evans-Mercieca, Clarice Carroll, Indianna Paull. 

Girls 15&U Freestyle - Kirstie Lenton, Alexis Lenton, Indianna Paull, Ellysia Oldsen. Girls Open Freestyle - Alexis Lenton, Kirstie Lenton, Ellysia Oldsen, Angela Oldsen.

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