Cannonvale Cannons Mikhaila Flint, coach Mark Erickson, Jy Parkinson and Jacob Bell won a swag of medals at the Queensland Short Course Championships. Photo: Contributed
Cannonvale Cannons Mikhaila Flint, coach Mark Erickson, Jy Parkinson and Jacob Bell won a swag of medals at the Queensland Short Course Championships. Photo: Contributed

Top of podium: Swimmers win gold medals at state champs

THREE swimmers from the Cannonvale Cannons – Mikhaila Flint, Jy Parkinson and Jacob Bell – travelled to Brisbane to compete at the Queensland Short Course Championships at the weekend.

More than 1400 top Queensland swimmers competed at the championships.

Coach Mark Erickson was very proud of the Cannons’ performances.

He said the Cannons put in an outstanding effort and achieved excellent results.

On the first day of the meet, Jacob Bell won a gold medal for his 1500m freestyle, Jy

Parkinson won a gold medal for his 200m backstroke and Mikhaila Flint won a gold medal for her 100m IM.

It was a remarkable start for the Cannons.

Highlights of the championships included:

– Mikhaila Flint, 14, brought home a swag of medals including one gold, five silver and three bronze medals.

Mikhaila swam personal best times in almost all her swims.

– Jy Parkinson, 14, swam massive PBs in all his events.

He was presented with a gold medal and a silver medal for his 50m backstroke.

Jy was placed in the top 10 for all his races and was awarded with ribbons.

– Jacob Bell, 13, also swam massive PBs at the weekend.

He swam a huge 40.99sec PB in his gold medal 1500m freestyle.

Jacob also brought home three top 10 ribbons for his 400m IM, 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle.

The Cannonvale Cannons Swimming Club would like to congratulate the swimmers on their brilliant performances.

While Jacob and Jy return home with their family, Mikhaila Flint and Mark Erickson

will remain in Brisbane.

Mikhaila has been selected for the Queensland team.

Usually, the Queensland team will compete against New South Wales, but due to COVID this could not happen, however Swimming Queensland has organised a 2020 Queensland vs Queensland meet.

Both Mark and Mikhaila are very excited to be selected and are looking forward to the duel.


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