Dahl?s return gives swimmers a lift



WESTERN Suburbs Swimming Club coach John Dahl's return to the pool deck has been a boost for club swimmers.

Dahl, who is recovering from a serious illness which kept him out of recent action, is pleased to be back where he belongs.

While Dahl was away, Narelle Patterson-Kane looked after the swim team and did a fine job with the Wests outfit at the recent Harbour City Swim Meet.

Leading the Wests' charge was Sarah Lowe who set four carnival records and a Central Queensland mark on her way to the 15 years girls age title.

Matilda Lodder also shone, finishing runner-up in eight years girls age championship.

Matilda's twin sister Edwina set a new carnival record on her way to gold in the backstroke, while Belinda Patterson-Kane also impressed swimming a number of personal best times.

Clementine Lodder also excelled, winning gold in the 14 years 100 metre freestyle, silver in the backstroke and bronze in the butterfly.

Wests are busy preparing five swimmers for the upcoming Queensland Sprint Championships at Chandler in Brisbane on February 11-12.

Lowe and Patterson-Kane head the contingent which also includes three debutants ? Luke Frewen-Lord, Kerryn Miers and Dean Frewen-Lord.



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