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Swimmers sensational in SA

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015

The Silver City Swim Club State Championship team were inspired by Australian Dolphins Swim team member Kyle Chalmers before he departed for the World Championships in Russia. The Silver City Swim Club State Championship team were inspired by Australian Dolphins Swim team member Kyle Chalmers before he departed for the World Championships in Russia.

The Silver City Swim Club had a sensational showing at the 2015 South Australian State Short Course Championships in Adelaide.

SCSC finished as the best SA country club in the overall team point score, with 3 swimmers crowned as state champions - Kalyce Pressler, Rohan Cutting and Lydia Hinton-Neal.

The team won an impressive 14 medals in total - 3 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze.

Held over 4 days, the competition attracted 652 competitors with over 3000 entries, and swimmers hailed from 6 different states.

Kalyce Pressler, Rohan Cutting, Lydia Hinton-Neal, Kiara Pressler, Kai Pressler and Maximillian Trask all represented their club and city with distinction.

Accolades must also go to the awesome SCSC coaches Ricky Shore and Joanne McCarron, team manager Angela Oldsen, and officials Andrew Pressler, Scott Cutting, Nicole Neal and Biljana Trask.

Kalyce was outstanding in the 11 & under age-group, having only just turned 11 herself.

She was named state champion in the 200m individual medley, with a brilliant performance, smashing her best time by 9.96 seconds to record 2:46.57.

Kalyce won 4 medals overall - 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze, and set 12 personal bests.

She won silver in the 100m butterfly (1:16.74); silver in the 200m freestyle (2:29.18); and bronze in the 50m butterfly.

Kalyce also finished an extremely close 4th in both the 100m breaststroke and 100m medley.

Two other hefty time breaks were recorded in the 12 & under 400m medley by 27.15 seconds, and 200m butterfly by 12.21 seconds.

Rohan shone in the 13 years events, claiming a state title in the 50m breaststroke with a stand-out performance and PB time of 34.05 seconds.

He collected 6 medals - 1 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze, and recorded 4 PBís.

Rohan claimed silver in the 100m breaststroke (1:18.67), and bronze in the 50m backstroke, 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, and 100m backstroke with a PB by 6.94 seconds.

He also finished 4th in the 100m freestyle with another quality time of 1:00.77.

Lydia was brilliant in the 11 years 50m breaststroke to win the state championship title in a PB time of 40.90 seconds.

Along with her gold medal, she also broke 7 personal bests, including an 8.38 second break in the 200m breaststroke, and a 5.61 second improvement in the 100m backstroke.

In the 100m breaststroke, Lydia placed 5th, yet only 0.99 of a second separated the gold down to 6th position.

Kiara competed superbly, particularly in the 13 years butterfly events.

She gathered 3 medals - 2 silver and a bronze, as well as attaining 10 PBís.

Kiara claimed silver in the 50m butterfly with a best time of 30.63 seconds; silver in the 400m medley (5:30.67) with a solid break by 9.97 seconds; and bronze in the 100m butterfly.

At just 13 years of age, Kiara qualified for the 50m butterfly Open Age B final, finishing an applaudable 8th.

Kai did a fantastic job to finish 4th in the 15 years 400m medley and record a PB by 7.07 seconds.

He achieved 7 PBís in total, including a great 16.77 break in the 800m freestyle.

Maximillian swam incredibly well at his first ever state championships in the 11 & under age division.

He produced PBs in all 4 events, including a 4.38 second break in the 100m backstroke.

The Silver City Swim Club is next looking forward to its fundraising evening featuring ‘Chunky Custard’ on Sat 1st August at the Gary Radford Pavilion.

Tickets can still be purchased by contacting Kellie on 0438 876447.

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