TEAM SPIRIT: Cannonvale Cannons swimmers competed well at the North Queensland Championships last weekend. BacK: Cydney Hewitt-Wood and Ivan Van Zyl. Front: Dane Gottschalk, Rachel Gottschalk, Olivia Romanella, Tahlia Neil, Freya Hewitt-Wood and Tim Gottschalk.
TEAM SPIRIT: Cannonvale Cannons swimmers competed well at the North Queensland Championships last weekend. BacK: Cydney Hewitt-Wood and Ivan Van Zyl. Front: Dane Gottschalk, Rachel Gottschalk, Olivia Romanella, Tahlia Neil, Freya Hewitt-Wood and Tim Gottschalk.

Good swims at NQ champs

CANNONVALE Cannons swimmers performed well at the North Queensland Swimming Championships at the Long Tan Memorial Pool in Townsville last weekend.

From the first heat to the last final of the two-day event, the squad of Cannons didn't disappoint.

Senior swimmers Ivan Van Zyl and Cydney Hewitt-Wood lead the team well, setting the benchmark for their fellow swimmers to follow.

At the champs, Ivan was rewarded with cash, three medals and six personal best times (pbs) for his efforts.

Cydney was also able to beat her pb in the 100m freestyle by 2.5 seconds.

Olivia Romanella and Rachel Gottschalk achieved seven pbs from their eight swims which was a remarkable result for these young swimmers.

Olivia's best pb was nearly six seconds in the 100m breaststroke and Rachel's was 12 seconds in her 100m freestyle event. Tahlia Neil had two pbs and displayed her good breaststroke skills in her first competitive swim of the 100m breaststroke.

Freya Hewitt-Wood swam very well especially in the 10 years and under medley relay and the 4x50m freestyle relay.

Dane Gottschalk swam a 6.5 second pb in his 100m freestyle event and had three other pbs from his five swims.

It was evident to see the Cannons hard work at training over the past few months had certainly paid off at the championships.

A large group of Cannons swimmers are heading to Marani to continue putting their hard work from training into competition on Sunday.


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