Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Cannons Find Success in Townsville

Last weekend the Cannonvale Cannons Swimming Club sent 22 athletes to compete at the Townsville Tourist LC Transition Meet.  

Coaches Ken Crittenden and Mark Erickson were impressed with all the swimmers and their performances.  

The Cannons posted a total of 53 personal best times at the event and many came home with ribbons or medals.

The coaches were excited that Jacob Bell, Holly Perrin, and Remy Hedges were selected for the 13 years and over Skins events, with Jacob eventually finishing second, Holly fourth, and Remy seventh.  

Jacob Bell, Ruby Harland, and Celeste Orenshaw were very competitive at the Meet, swimming personal bests and top placing in the majority of their events.  

Charlie Doherty had a successful carnival: one of his top swims was his 400-metre Freestyle which he swam in 5.50.96 to earn first place and a 22.58 second personal best (PB).

Charlie’s sister, Evie, was very happy with her second place in the 50-metre Breaststroke, while Nelson Malady swam extremely well in his Butterfly events and 200-metre IM.  

Nelson finished second place in his 100-metre Butterfly - 1.36.96.  

Harry and Eloise Chegwidden both swam three PBs and Eloise came first in her 25-metre Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke.  

Dylan and Andie Reynolds both swam three PBs, with Dylan’s best swim earning her first place in the 50-metre Backstroke in a time of 46.94 seconds.

Andie impressed with her 100-metre Freestyle which she claimed first place for in 1.33.26.  

Levi Smith was outstanding, winning all his races and swimming three PBs. His sister Indi also had a great weekend – her best swim coming in the 50-metre Backstroke.

Don Algie swam extremely well, and his best swim was his 200-metre Freestyle which earnt him first place and a 5.8 second PB.  

Even though Jax Clayworth, Thomas Ganter and Remy Hedges did not swim any PBs, they all won six or seven medals.  

Zane Clayworth, Tiana Bell, Jack Ganter, Indi Harland, Koa Harland, and Holly Perrin each had an enjoyable carnival, swimming personal bests and earning top placings their age groups.  

The Cannonvale Cannons extended its congratulations to club members and a big thanks to parents.  

Contributed with thanks to Raylene Rasmussen

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