Wednesday, 19th January, 2011
Swimmers from the Alma Swimming Club had a very successful weekend.
Both the South Australian Country Swimming Championships and Superfish Carnivals were both held in Broken Hill from Thursday to Sunday.
In a wonderful meet all competitors from the Alma Swimming Club managed to beat their personal best times across a range of strokes and distances.
Club Captain Isaac Sullivan completed the Championships with a swag of medals. He received gold medals in the 50m and 100m Backstroke, a silver, by the narrowest of margins, in the 50m butterfly and bronze medals in the 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly. Teammate Jesse Dwyer also managed to qualify for many finals in the meet.
Club captain Tilly Balding celebrated her thirteenth birthday on the first day of her first Country Championships. She and her comrade Danyon McLachlan-Menz were competing in their first Country Championships after a full day of swimming success at Thursday's Superfish Carnival. Danyon, one of the youngest swimmers in his division, qualified for the finals of the 100m backstroke and just missed out on the final after a valiant 100m butterfly. He also swam the fastest time in his age group in the 50m backstroke at Thursday's Superfish Carnival.
Thirteen Alma Swimming Club swimmers competed at the Superfish Carnival: Josh Perry, Liam Baker, Noah Balding, Angel Simmons, Danyon McLachlan-Menz, Eli Bock, Nicholas DeFranceschi, Aurora Balding, Elleisha Perry, Colby Stenhouse, Tilly Balding, Ashley Pace and Tayla-Kate Bock.