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SC Swim Club top of the heap

Thursday, 11th September, 2014

The dedication and hard work of Silver City Swim Club members has been recognised.

The club has been named by Swimming SA as the top South Australian Country Club in both the Junior Excellence (JX) and Division Two Short Course Series point scores for the season.

The club's athletes had their last hit-outs at recent competitions in Adelaide before the SA State Age Short Course Championships next month. Competing at the Division
One, JX and Division Two Meets, Kai Pressler, Kiara Pressler, Lydia Hinton-Neal and Kalyce Pressler proved they are all in excellent form, achieving between them 20
personal best times, 14 state qualifying times and 13 JX standards to gold level.

Division One and Two Results: Twelve-year-old Kiara Pressler achieved six first placings, four state qualifying times, four JX standards to silver level, and three personal bests.

She bettered her 200m breaststroke time by 7.27 seconds to put her 5.19 seconds under the state qualifying time, and exhibited a mighty effort in the punishing 1500m freestyle event.

Showing her all-round talent, Kiara has now qualified in a total of 16 events, in all four strokes and individual medley, for the approaching State Championships.

Kai Pressler (14) registered two wins, a second, four thirds, and swam PBs in all seven events entered. His freestyle times are improving dramatically with a massive 2 minute and 58.60 second break in the 800m freestyle.

Kai also recorded advancements of 15.97 seconds in the 400m freestyle, 13.29 seconds in the 200m backstroke, and 11.52 seconds in the 200m breaststroke.

He achieved state times in all these three events, with his 200m backstroke time of 2:43.23 placing him 9.77 seconds under the state standard. Kai now has a total of nine state events to contest.

Ten-year-old Kalyce Pressler took out first and second position in the 100m butterfly and 100m backstroke respectively, recording personal bests and state level times in both events. Her inspiring 100m butterfly time of 1:28.00 is 8.20 seconds under state qualifying.

JX Results: Also swimming at the JX Meet, Kalyce attained a first and second placing in 10 years & under, and fifth and seventh in 11 years & under (being the second and
third fastest 10 year old). She set PBs in all four events contested, including a huge 25.82 second PB in the 200m backstroke, a 7.27 second break in the 100m breaststroke, and a 6.25 second break in the 200m breaststroke. Kalyce acquired three JX levels to silver standard, as well accumulating another two state qualifying times.

Lydia Hinton-Neal (10) recorded a first, second, third and fifth placing, with personal best times registered in all four events, including a 6.08 second break in the 100m

She achieved three state qualifying times, and JX levels in all four events to gold level, clocking 40.39 seconds in the 50m backstroke. Lydia continues her dominance in freestyle, winning the 100m freestyle with a quality time of 1:14.03.

Both Lydia and Kalyce have amassed 10 state qualifying times each - a terrific effort for 10-yearolds in an 11 & under competition. Kiara, Kai, Kalyce and Lydia will be joined by team-mates Sienna Speechley (11) and Rohan Cutting (13) who both have nine eligible swims each to contest at the State titles in October.

Angus Bartlett also achieved state level times but unfortunately is unable to attend the Championships.

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