Cannons cap off great season


MORE THAN 50 swimmers received awards at the Cannonvale Cannons swim club presentation last weekend.

A total of 60 club records were broken this season and two North Queensland records set.

More than 16 swimmers competed at state events and one swimmer made the Queensland team. Senior trainer of the year was awarded to Ivan Van Zyl (15-years), who set 13 club records, swam extremely well in state and national events and received several medals at the NQ championships. Jackman Romanella (9-years) won the junior trainer award after he set two NQ records for 100m butterfly (1.58) and backstroke (1.54) and also set six club records.

Charlotte Mitchell was awarded the 12-years age champion and a level 2 trophy.

Charlotte swam fantastic times in state events was excited to receive the news that she was selected for the Queensland school swimming team.

Charlotte's brother, Evan also swam very well this season and was awarded a level 1 trophy for all his hard work.

Sportsperson of the year and a level 1 trophy was awarded to Natalie Milne (15-years), who set five club records, competed at three state swim events and won medals at the NQ Championships.

Natalie's sister, Sarah also swam very well and was awarded the 13-years girls award and a level 1 trophy.

Dylan Barbeler was awarded the 8-years age champion and a level 1 award after he had an excellent season setting eight club records.

His sister Ainslie also swam very well this season and also received level 1 trophy, setting two club records for breaststroke.

Angus Menzies was awarded a level 2 trophy and the 10-years age champion for his swim times this season and his brother Jordan also swam well receiving an award for his personal best times.

Khalia and Henry Docking were awarded age champions for the 7-years group and they also received level 1 trophies for their outstanding efforts this season with a combined nine club records.

Sisters Emma and Kasey Hogan have trained extremely hard this season and won level 1 trophies, with Kasey setting five club records this season and winning age champion for 9-years girls.

Hayden Romanella was awarded the 11-years age champion and won medals at NQ Championships (multi-class) while his sister Olivia was awarded a level 1 trophy for her efforts this season.

Tahlia Neil received a level 1 trophy and was awarded age champion for 11-years girls.

Both Nicholas Truett (12-years) and George Roth (13-years) were awarded age champions and received A grade medals.

Other awardees include level 1 trophy recipients Nikita and Segana Avery, Charlotte Brodie, Rachel and Dane Gottschalk, Mika Stimson, Ned Barbara, Ashleigh Suchanek, Stephanie McGoldrick and Chloe Robertson

A grade medals were awarded to Rylee and Ky Erickson, Quinn McKenzie, Breanon Spinner, Kieran McGoldrick and Isaac Truett

Most improved PBs for the season where Daniel Helly, Robbie Vrind and Hannah Crittenden.

Coach Mark Erickson commended the committee and the parents for their support and hard work this season.

Erickson acknowledged the efforts of assistant coach, Ken Crittenden who has been a great asset to the club and his assistance has been very much appreciated.

The club presentation continued on to Saturday afternoon where 60 swimmers enjoyed themselves at the Proserpine pool inflatable session.

Swim training is continuing over the winter break in the heated Proserpine Pool.

Anyone interested in swim training is most welcome to come and join in this keen and motivated swim squad.

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