Thursday, July 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Cannons Conquer The Beast

During the week, over 50 swimmers participated in a swim challenge called THE BEAST. The coaches, Ken Crittenden and Mark Erickson were very impressed with all the swimmers and their inspirational efforts.  
Congratulations to the 5km Beast swimmers:  Millie Groom, Roxy Groom, Celeste Orenshaw, Charlie Doherty, Evie Doherty, Jax Clayworth, Harris Delac, Tora Delac, Dylan Reynolds, Andie Reynolds, Don Algie, Thomas Ganter, Jack Ganter, Zach Trefz, Alex Trefz and Matilda Nicholes.  Special mention to Andie Reynolds, Zach Trefz and Jax Clayworth who swam an 800m IM after completing an 800m Butterfly swim (without fins!). Well done to swim parents – Jane Delac, Haylee Eaves and Chloe Wilson who completed the 5km Beast.  
Congratulations to the 2.5km Beast swimmers:  Jasper Korosec, Lucas Korosec, Miller Eaves, Eric Mulliss, Penelope Shields, River Shields, Eloise Chegwidden, Zane Clayworth and Ruby Lawson.  Special mention to all the adults who completed the 2.5km Beast: Di O’Donnell, Kay Corskie, Julie Mitchell, Robin Arndale, Sally Archibald, Sharanne Maclean, Freya Hill, Sonya Khatiwala, Jade Korosec, Lisa Maher, Samantha Hinton, Hazel Cunningham, and Natasha Murray.  
Congratulations to the 1km Beast swimmers: Rion Reddy, Oakley Abel, Lennox Abel, Jax Eaves, Leo Mulliss, Harry Chegwidden, Harry Gibbs, Thomas Gibbs, James Gibbs, Isla Johnston, Harrison Nash and Kye Mitchell.  
The Cannonvale Cannons’ Committee is putting finishing touches on their carnival preparations for this Saturday. The Cannons will be hosting a Winter Carnival which gives swimmers an opportunity of gaining benchmark or qualifying times to see how their winter training is going. Good luck to all the swimmers participating in the carnival.  

Contributed with thanks to Raylene Rasmussen.

Cannonvale Cannons compete in The Beast
Don A, Jax C and Thomas G kicking in the BEAST swim challenge. Photo supplied

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