Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Cannons At Queensland Championships

Over the weekend, 5 Cannons completed at the Queensland Short Course Championships in Brisbane.  

Coach Ken Crittenden was very impressed with all the Cannons and their outstanding achievements over the weekend.  

Highlights include: Tora Delac, aged 12 years qualified and nominated for 9 events.  

Tora swam extremely well, setting PBs in just about all her races.

Two of her best swims were:  50m Breaststroke in 39sec (with 1.93sec PB, 19th in Qld) and her 100m IM in a time of 1.15.07 (1.23sec PB, 17th in Qld).  

Thomas Ganter, 11 years had a super weekend of racing.  

A couple of his best swims include:  400m Freestyle in 5.23.46  (8.07sec PB, 11th Qld) and his 50m Breaststroke which he swam in 43.61sec, taking 3.3sec off his previous best.

Anisa Helou, aged 14 years loves racing 50m events.  

Her best swims include her 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle.  

Ehsan Helou, aged 15 years thoroughly enjoyed racing against Queensland’s Best.  

He too swam personal best times in just about all his events.  

Ehsan swam a fantastic time of 1.10.29 in his 100m Breaststroke with earnt him a Top Ten Ribbon (10th place in Qld).  

Zachary Trefz, also aged 11 years, swam excellent times in his 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke.   Congratulations to all the Cannons!!!  

The Cannons would like to commend Jax Clayworth, aged 9 years on his 3 NQ Records from earlier this year.  

Jax set 2 records for 100m Butterfly and 1 record for 100m Freestyle.  

Club Night on Wednesday was lots of fun!  

Anton Bakx swam extremely well at his first Club Night and swam a super 25m Backstroke in 26.04s.  Lots of great swims on Wednesday.  

Well done, swimmers!  A big thank you to the parents, volunteers, and coaches for all their support!  

Contributed with thanks to Raylene Rasmussen.

Cannons Queensland SC Team Aug 2023. Photo supplied

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