Thursday, January 18, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Cannons Kickstart 2024

On Saturday, 16 Cannonvale Cannons travelled to Ayr to compete at the Burdekin Sprint LC Meet.  Coaches, Mark Erickson and Rylee Erickson were very proud of the Cannons and their top efforts at the first carnival for 2024.  Congratulations to Harris Delac, aged 10 years won the 8 – 10-year-old boys Dash for Cash event.  Harris was very excited to receive $100 for winning the Dash for Cash.  Congratulations to Celeste Orenshaw, Tyler Bennett, Tora Delac and Jacob Bell who were also selected for the Dash for Cash races.  

Top performers who swam 3 or 4 personal best times: Tiana Bell, Millie Groom, Koa Harland, Andie Reynolds, Matilda Nicholes and Eric Mulliss. Eric Mulliss swam a massive 12.74sec PB in his 50m Butterfly race.  

Special mentions:  new club members, Mackenze and Tyler Bennett both swam 2 PBs. Mackenzie swam a super 50m Breaststroke taking 8.7sec off her previous best time. Tyler swam an excellent 50m Freestyle in 32.36sec to earn 3rd place.  

Jacob Bell aged 17 years won 50m Backstroke in a time of 31.35sec. Noah Maltby, aged 15 years won his 50m Breaststroke in a time of 34.19sec. Celeste Orenshaw achieved 2nd place for her 50m Butterfly in a time of 46.28sec and 3rd place in her 50m Breaststroke in a time of 51.02sec. One of Dylan Reynolds’ best swims included her 50m Breaststroke which she did a 3 sec PB. One of Tora Delac’s best swims was her 50m Butterfly which she swam in 32.76sec, 1.54sec PB. Ruby Harland swam 2PBs in her 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke. Nelson Malady swam a fantastic 50m Freestyle in a time of 35.39sec.  

Congratulations to all the Cannons!  

A big thank you to all the wonderful parents for assisting with officiating and managing the team.  

Contributed with thanks to Raylene Rasmussen.

Image: Cannonvale Cannons in Ayr. Photo supplied

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