Sunraysia swim success
Wednesday, 31st December, 2014
The Silver City Swim Club led the way for the local clubs at the Sunraysia Two Day Open Swim Meet in Mildura at the weekend.
With just eight swimmers, the team brought home 54 medals - 19 gold, 11 silver and 24 bronze. The club also achieved 43 personal best times, 40 state qualifying times, and 39 Australian Junior Excellence (JX) times, with four team-members reaching the ultimate JX gold level.
Thirteen swimming clubs from Starplex, Le Fevre Portside, Sunraysia, Nyah Two Bays, Ballarat, Bendigo East, Maryborough, Galston, Kerang, Lara and Broken Hill competed at the carnival, which is the final competition before the upcoming SA Country Swimming Championships.
Thirteen year old Kiara Pressler led the medal tally with 6 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze. She recorded 4 personal bests, 10 state qualifying times, and 12 JX times to gold level. Kiara is in great form and was very impressive especially against her older rivals. Kalyce Pressler (10) collected 6 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals. She achieved 4 PB’s, 10 state and 9 JX qualifying times to gold level. Kalyce is a swimming dynamo, and proof that size does not matter.
Lydia Hinton-Neal (11) won 5 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals. She set 8 PB’s, 11 state and 9 JX times to gold standard. Lydia’s commitment and determination are factors in her success. Nine year old Talon Zammit-Harvey brought home 2 gold and 3 bronze medals. He achieved 9 PB’s, 2 state, and 6 JX times to gold level. Talon continues to shine and excel in all four strokes.
Kai Pressler (15) collected 4 silver and 4 bronze medals, but more impressively set substantial personal best times in all 11 events, recording 6 state level times. Due to his continued commitment and application to training, Kai is in superb form with further exciting improvements on the way. Deaken Treloar (12) won a silver and bronze medal, setting 4 personal bests. He recorded a JX standard in the 50m backstroke, and is only 1.21 seconds from the state qualifying time. Deaken showed great determination and excellent progress.
Ten year old Max Trask won 2 bronze medals and achieved 3 PB’s, a state qualifying time, and 2 JX standards. Max is a quiet achiever with much potential in the swimming arena. Five year old Crawford Hinton-Neal was by far the youngest swimmer of the entire competition. He continues to gain valuable experience, and as always was a crowd pleaser.
The Silver City Swim Club is very proud of all its swimmers and their excellent achievements, and would like to congratulate its outstanding coaching team.