Thursday, May 11, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Cannonvale Cannons Swimming Club-22

The Cannonvale Cannons Swimming Club have received exciting news that their Gambling Community Benefit Fund grant application was successful.

The Cannons grant of $34,879 will enable the club to purchase new starting blocks, Backstroke start ledges, a BBQ, tents, timer watches, lane ropes and flood lights.

These items will benefit swimmers and the club running events such as club nights and carnivals.  The Cannonvale Cannons would like to thank Tracy Edwards-Bland for all her work she put into writing and submitting the grant applications.  

This week, the blankets went on the pool so the water could stay nice and warm for swimmers.  Coaches, Mark Erickson, and Ken Crittenden were pleasantly surprised at early morning training on Tuesday with 18 swimmers in attendance.

The coaches would like to commend the following swimmers who have recently met the criteria to upgrade into the next squad level: Eloise Chegwidden, Maeve Dichieria and Lucas Korosec.

“Trainers of the Week” were Tora Delac, Zach Trefz, Celeste Orenshaw, Andie Reynolds, and Eric Mulliss. Nelson Malady is keen to participate in a Townsville Strand 1km Ocean Swim in May, so he has decided to do a little bit of training in the open water each week. On Sunday morning, Nelson swam close to 2km in Airlie Beach’s New Beach.  

On Friday afternoon, senior swimmers completed an hour of skill work and then played water polo.  The seniors playing water polo at the deep end of the pool had a very close game. They all played extremely well.  Special mention to Charlie Doherty who was the “stand out” player.

Addie Sanders, Indi Smith, Maeve Dichieria, Zane Clayworth, Harris Delac, Alex Trefz, Eloise Chegwidden, and Evie Doherty thoroughly enjoyed modified water polo down the shallow end of the pool.  

Contributed with thanks to Raylene Rasmussen.

Cannonvale Cannons training for next competitions. Photos Supplied

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