Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Big Weekend for Cannons

Over the weekend, six Cannons travelled to Townsville to compete in the 2023 Gardens Short Course Transition Meet while some Cannons stayed home and participated in the Whitsunday Triathlon events.  

On Sunday morning, it was great to see club families, volunteers and Coach Kenny helping with the Cannons’ BBQ at the triathlon.  

Highlights from Gardens: Don Algie, aged 10 years competed in 11 events. Don medalled in nine events and set 5PBs. One of Don’s best swims was his 50 metre Breaststroke which he swam in a super time of 44.82 seconds which earnt him 1st place.  

Jack Ganter, aged 14 years set 7 PBs out of his eight events. Jack’s best swim was his 100 metre Butterfly which he swam in an excellent time of 1.33.21 which was a 13.39 second PB (and 1st place).

Jack’s brother, Thomas aged 11 years, also swam 7PBs. Thomas swam fantastic times in his 100 metre IM and 200 metre Freestyle which earnt him 1st place.  

Anisa Helou, aged 14 years, swam extremely well to earn 5PBs and top placings. Anisa’s best swim was her 100 metre IM which she swam a 5.46 second PB.  

Ehsan Helou, aged 15 years, had a very successful meet achieving PBs and top placings in all his races. Ehsan swam super Freestyle – swimming the 50 metre Freestyle in 26.28 seconds, 100 metre Freestyle in 58.42 seconds and 200 metre Freestyle in 2.16.38.  

Jasper Korosec, aged 10, thoroughly enjoyed his racing on Saturday. His best swim was his 100 metre IM in a time of 1.53.62 (a 1.07 second PB and 2nd place).  

Contributed with thanks to Raylene Rasmussen.

The Cannonvale Cannons competed at the Gardens in Townsville. Photo supplied

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