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Silver City makes a splash

Friday, 21st January, 2011

Tom Fleming, from the Silver City Swimming Club, won three gold medals and one bronze at the weekend’s SA Country Swimming Championships Tom Fleming, from the Silver City Swimming Club, won three gold medals and one bronze at the weekend’s SA Country Swimming Championships

The Silver City Swim Club was represented by 31 junior swimmers at the SA Country Superfish Swimming Championships last weekend. 

The team of promising young swimmers ranged in age from 5 to 13 years, and they dominated many races. 

Age-groups were swum from 8 and under up to 12/13 years (mixed boys and girls), and some events had up to 40 competitors. 

Many significant Junior Excellence (JX) and personal best times were recorded.

SCSC not only performed extremely well, but also looked amazing in their new club racing bathers. 

Eight-year-old Tom Fleming led the team by convincingly winning three events. He even took out the 8-10 years 100m Freestyle, and achieved Silver JX standard in 50m Freestyle, narrowly missing Gold. 

JX qualifying times were also achieved by Kiara Pressler, Jessica Evitts, Clarice Carroll, Jorjhara Koraba and Rohan Cutting. 

Top 10 Placings:

  • Tom Fleming (8) 1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd
  • Elliott Slater (13) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th
  • Ava Wilmore (10) 1st, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th
  • Caitlin Lee (13) 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 6th
  • Jorjhara Koraba (7) 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th 
  • Clarice Carroll (11) 2nd, 3rd 
  • Alanna Hands (13) 3rd, 4th, 4th, 7th, 8th 
  • Sienna Speechley (7) 3rd, 8th 
  • Kiara Pressler (9) 4th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th 
  • Rohan Cutting (9) 5th 
  • Lachlan Cutting (11) 6th, 7th, 7th
  • Crystal-Brooke Pinnuck (10) 7th, 9th 
  • Kalyce Pressler (6) 7th 
  • Lydia Hinton-Neal (7) 8th 
  • Declan Turner (11) 8th
  • Jack Burke (9) 10th
  • Tyler Hicks (10) 10th

Youngest swimmer of the Competition, Chole Burke (5), improved her 50m Freestyle time by 47.25 seconds. Brother Tom Burke (7) went one better by smashing his 50m Freestyle time by 1 minute 37.24 seconds. 

Other huge improvements were also recorded by Bowen Vincent, Zianna Chesterfield, Isaac Stokes, Laura-Lee Simmons, Elkie Philp, Kaysha McGregor, Caleb Philp, Clancy Seager, Zayden Speechley, Ethan Kelly and Angus Dowling. 

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