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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Short Course Meet A Splashing Success

Pioneer Swimming Club made waves with its highly anticipated Short Course Transition Meet, held at the Mackay Aquatic Centre on Sunday, May 21. Swimmers from Townsville, Ayr, Proserpine, Cannonvale, Rockhampton, Emerald, and Yeppoon flocked to the event, which has grown in popularity over the years, traditionally having been a half day meet and now a full day meet.

The support from surrounding clubs, as well as Pioneer Swimming Club's own members and new financial sponsor, Harvey Legal, played a vital role in ensuring the success of the meet.

Among the highlights of the meet was Pioneer Swimming Club's inaugural win of the Highest Points Club Trophy, awarded to the club with the highest aggregate points. The introduction of the All-Age Relay added an extra thrill to the day, fostering camaraderie and excitement among competitors and clubs.

The Pioneer Short Course Meet holds a special place in the North Queensland swimming calendar as it traditionally marks the beginning of the Short Course Season. Swimmers strive to achieve qualifying times for the upcoming Hancock Prospecting Queensland Short Course Championships in Brisbane, scheduled for August.

As Pioneer swimmers wrap up their successful home carnival, they now set their sights on the upcoming Cannonvale Cannons Carnival on June 17, an eagerly anticipated event in the Swimming North Queensland calendar. The club continues to excel, showcasing their talent and determination in the pool.

Contributed by Pioneer Swimming Club

Club President Kylie Smith awarding Pioneer Club Captain, Viktor Lee the Highest Points Award

Mayor Greg Williamson attended the meet, pictured with Makenna Malagueno, Madison Malagueno and Ella Bounden

Members of the Pioneer Swimming team

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