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Cannonvale Cannons shoot through pool

SWIMMING AT STATES: Cannonvale Cannons swimmers Charlotte Mitchell, Ivan Van Zyl and Natalie Milne all competed in the 2012 Queensland Long Course Swimming Championships in December last year.
SWIMMING AT STATES: Cannonvale Cannons swimmers Charlotte Mitchell, Ivan Van Zyl and Natalie Milne all competed in the 2012 Queensland Long Course Swimming Championships in December last year.

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FOUR members of the Cannonvale Cannons swimming team competed against the best in Queensland at the State Long Course Swimming Championships in Chandler, Brisbane.

Young swimmers Ivan Van Zyl, Natalie Milne, Emma Hogan and Charlotte Mitchell all flew the flag for the Cannons at the tournament and produced some great times against the state's best and brightest.

Ivan, Natalie and Emma all swam well in their heats but fell just short of a place in finals while 11-year-old Charlotte Mitchell sizzled in her heats to make five out of a possible nine finals.

Ivan competed in the 100 metre breaststroke and freestyle, Natalie in the 100 metre butterfly and backstroke and Emma (nicknamed 'the Shredder') in the 100 metre backstroke.

Charlotte made the finals in the 100 metre freestyle, backstroke and butterfly and in the 200 and 400 metre individual medleys.

Her highest finish was a fourth in the 100 metre freestyle, taking three seconds off her personal best to finish just outside the medals as the fourth fastest swimmer in her division in Queensland.

She produced personal bests in all her swims in finals and added a fourth, fifth, sixth, ninth and tenth placing to go along with two relay swims.

"I've been swimming since I was about 18 months and competitively for the last couple of years now. I just love being in the water and it's something I really want to continue in the future," she said.

"I want to go as far as I can in the sport and it would be great to swim at a Commonwealth or Olympic Games for Australia."


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