Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Successful Start for the Cannons

The Cannonvale Cannons are having a great start to 2023 with 40 swimmers participating at Club Night on Wednesday night. The coaches, Ken Crittenden and Mark Erickson were very surprised by the swimmers’ achievements with three new club records, 24 Upgrades and 67 Personal Best times.

Congratulations to Eloise Chegwidden and Jy Parkinson for setting new Club Records. Coach Mark Erickson presented Lily Maher and Murphy Jamieson with Upgrade Certificates and Remy Hedges with the Chocolate Award.  

Top performers include: Alex and Zach Trefz swam impressive times. Alex swam a super 12 metre Freestyle in 10.5 seconds. Zach swam massive PBs in his 25 metre Freestyle and 25 metre Backstroke.  

New club members, Owen Schepisi, Dylan and Andie Reynolds swam very well at their first Club Night.

Congratulations to the following swimmers who swam extremely well, achieving 3 or 4 PBs:  Billie Jamieson, Murphy Jamieson, Harris Delac, Tora Delac, Pippa Laguna, Nelson Malady, Evie Doherty, Sophie Fletcher, Ruby Harland, Matilda Nicholes, Celeste Orenshaw, Alex Trefz and Zach Trefz.  

Highlights include: Owen Maher  and Indi Harland both swam terrific Butterfly taking over 4 seconds off their previous best time. Koa Harland, aged 8 years, swam an excellent 100 metre IM in a time of 2.03.86 seconds which was a 10.6 second PB.  

Also swimming top medley times were Millie Groom, Matilda Nicholes, Sophie Fletcher, Ruby Harland and Remy Hedges. Holly Perrin, Matilda Nicholes, Celeste Orenshaw, Harris Delac, Ehsan Helou, Pippa Laguna, Lily Maher, Lukas Trevaskis and Isaac Pisaniello swam fantastic Backstroke.  Tate Harland swam a fabulous 50 metre Butterfly in 50.11 seconds, a 4.14 second PB.

Well done to the following swimmers who also swam PBs: Thomas Ganter, Anisa Helou, Jacob Bell, Tiana Bell, Eloise Chegwidden, James Davies and Abi Maher.  

The Cannons would like to commend all the swimmers who participated and thank all the parents for the support.  

Contributed with thanks to Raylene Rasmussen.

Eloise with her new Breaststroke record

Murphy with his upgrade certificate

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