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Cannons Impress At NQ Champs

A total of 23 Cannonvale Cannons travelled to Townsville over the weekend to compete at the NQ Championships. All the swimmers enjoyed being part of relays teams and most of the Cannonvale Cannons’ teams came home with silver and bronze medals.  

Congratulations to Jy Parkinson for winning just about all his individual events and awarded Age Champion. Jax Clayworth was presented with his NQ Record certificate for 100m Butterfly.  

Star Performers based on PBs were Matilda Nicholes, Jacob Bell, Declan Dichieria, Addie Sanders, Levi Smith, Alex Trefz, Zach Trefz, Ehsan Helou and Lukas Trevaskis.  

Highlights include: Jacob Bell aged 16 years won his 800m Freestyle in a time of 9.06.27 (a 13.13 second PB). Thomas Ganter and Remy Hedges swam excellent times in their 400m Freestyle to earn a silver medal.  

One of Jack Ganter’s best swims was his 100m Butterfly which he did a 12.57 second PB to earn a silver medal. Jax Clayworth, aged 9 years won all his 50m events. One of his best swims was his 100m Freestyle in 1.18.44 (a 2.15 second PB).  

Ehsan Helou swam top placings in most of his events. One of his best swims was his 200m Freestyle which he swam in a 2.22.47 (a 10.39 second PB). Anisa Helou’s best swim earnt her a bronze medal.  She swam a fantastic 50m Butterfly in 32.48 seconds.  

Holly Perrin swam 4 personal best times and won gold medals for all her Backstroke events. Isaac and Isabella Pisanello swam super times all weekend. Both swam awesome PBs in their 100m Freestyle and 50 Breaststroke. Isaac swam a massive 18.75 second PB in his 100m Breaststroke.  

Tiana Bell, Indi Smith, Celeste Orenshaw, Don Algie, and Charlotte Trevaskis had a fantastic weekend. They all swam extremely well and achieved some personal best times.  

Congratulations to all the swimmers and a big thank you to the parents and coaches for supporting the swimmers.  

Contributed with thanks to Raylene Rasmussen.

Cannons preparing for the March past at NQ Champs. Photo supplied

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