Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Pioneer Swimming Club Attend NQ Champs In Townsville

The Pioneer Dolphins travelled to Townsville for the weekend of March 4-5 – our last carnival for the Long Course season. Swimming North Queensland held a fantastic meet at the Long Tan Memorial Pool. Our Dolphins swam strong, swam confident and swam with pride!  

Highlights of the weekend include:

• Many individual medals and personal best times being achieved by the team.

• Scores of medals in the relays.  A phenomenal and record total of 25 teams were entered by Pioneer Swim Club over the various relays and results were achieved by both the young and more experienced swimmers.

• Ella Bounden achieving a National Time in her 50m Backstroke – not only attaining a personal best once but twice on Saturday!

• Jade Bounden achieving a National Time in her 50m Freestyle – also attaining a personal best on Saturday and then again on Sunday!

• A legend comeback for retired Pioneer, Ben Miles – swimming in 2 of the relays.

• Madison Malagueno receiving Age Champion for 10-year-old female.

• Receiving compliments from another club on how supportive and united our club is and how wonderful it was to see each of our swimmers highly respect their coach.

What a representation and dominance by Pioneer! Coach Igor could not have been prouder, sporting a smile from ear to ear. His swimmers have been training hard under his guidance and mentoring. The results speak for themselves!

Ella and Jade will now travel to Nationals in April – stay tuned for our article on this exciting trip.

Whilst this may be the end of the Long Course season, the Short Course season will soon commence. Pioneer Swimming Club looks forward to seeing how our swimmers develop their skills over this next season.  

Contributed by Tahnie Malagueno

Pioneer Swimming Club at NQ Championships in Townsville

Isabelle, Madison, Ariah and Georgie receive 3rd place in their relay

Isaiah, Elliot, Oden and Ralph received 3rd place in their relay

Jade and Ella achieve National Times

Lily, Ava, Bethany and Olivia received 3rd place in their team relay

Madison achieved Age Champion for 10YO Females

Makenna, Joleigh, Annaliese and Madison received 1st place in their relay

Viktor, Jade, Kylie and Ben received 2nd place in their relay

Vitalyi, Jack, Nate and Alex received 3rd place in their relay

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