Thursday, August 24, 2023


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Cannonvale Cannons Prepare for Nationals

Over Easter, five Cannonvale Cannons travelled to the Gold Coast to prepare for the Australian Age Swimming Championships.  

The Cannons commended Jy Parkinson, Jacob Bell, Holly Perrin, Ehsan Helou and Anisa Helou for successfully qualifying for the Australian Championships.  

Jy and Jacob have competed at this level before but for Holly, Ehsan, and Anisa this is the first national meet.  The swimmers are supported with coach Mark Erickson and team manager Tony Parkinson.  Over the weekend, the team have collected their kits and accreditations and completed a couple of swim sessions.  

This week’s programme:  Monday, April 10:  

Jy and Holly  -   50m Backstroke    

Tuesday 11th April: Ehsan -    50m Breaststroke    

Wednesday 12th April: Jy -  100m Butterfly  & 200m Backstroke & Anisa  -  50m Butterfly          

Thursday 14th April:  Jy    -  100m Backstroke  &   200m Freestyle

Friday, 15th April : Jacob   -  400m IM  & Jy -   100m Freestyle  & 200m Butterfly  

The Cannonvale Cannons would like to wish the National team all the best!  

Meanwhile, coach Ken Crittenden is ensuring the swimmers back at home in Cannonvale are keeping up their fitness over the school holidays.

Just before Easter, there were some swim training sessions with a touch of Easter fun.  

A big thank you to Tiana Bell, Jacob Bell, Ruby Watson, and Jarrod Keys for their assistance with the fun activities on Thursday.  School holiday swim training will continue next week.  

Contributed with thanks to Raylene Rasmussen

Tony, Jy, Jacob, Holly, and Mark at Australian Age Swimming Championships

Cannonvale Cannons Swimming with Easter bunny ears

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