Friday, November 10, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
An exciting day for the Dolphins of Pioneer Swimming Club came on 4th November, with a local swim meet in the beautiful Isaac region, hosted by Moranbah Highlanders Swimming Club.
Twenty-six Dolphins made the day trip out to Moranbah, where swimmers enjoyed a day in the sun seeking more personal bests.
A highlight of the meet were the Reg and Cecilia Abbott and Naomi McGilvray events – a 200m Freestyle event for 9 years and under, and 10 years and over respectively.
In the 9 years and under event, Ralph Traeger and Makenna Malagueno each won their events and Bethany Miles placed 3rd.
In the 10 years and over, Yasmin Seedwell placed 2nd and Stevie Brand placed 3rd. Many Pioneers were also named Age Champions or Runners-Up Age Champions.
The Junior Dolphins did fantastic at this meet, with Maxim Demin, Rex Traeger, Alfie Kibby and Alice Demin swimming strong in each of their 25m strokes. Maxim stepped up to swim the 200m freestyle event – a fantastic achievement for a 7 year old.
The grounds and pool at Moranbah were a treat for the swimmers and the day did not disappoint.
Contributed by Pioneer Swimming Club
Anna Miles and Joleigh Strydom enjoying the presentation
Junior Dolphins, Rex, Maxim and Alfie