Gladstone Gladiators gear up for bumper season after swim carnival



GLADSTONE Gladiators swimmers are gearing up for a bumper season after dominating at the Heritage City Short Course Sprint Meet Carnival in Maryborough on Sunday.

Eleven swimmers from the Gladstone club ? Corey and Jarryd Brown, Hannah Curran, Joshua Gonzalez, Antoinette Hayes, Alex Kujanpaa, Broughton McIntyre, Ashleigh Musulin and Amy, Emily and Hayley Quartermaine ? were in action in Maryborough. The Gladiators outperformed

every other club at the meeting with three of its swimmers ? Kujanpaa (12 years girls), Jarryd Brown (12 years boys) and Musulin (10 years girls) claiming age championship titles.

Brown and Musulin each won four events and finished second in another.

Publicity officer Steve Kanowski said each of the Gladstone swimmers had recorded personal best performances at the meet, giving an indication of how hard the swimmers had worked during the early stages of the season.

Kanowski said it was encouraging that the club could dominate outside its own Central Queensland region with the Maryborough carnival battled out under the Wide Bay banner.

It is expected the Gladiators will also field a strong contingent of competitors at the Biloela Short Course Swimming Carnival on September 10.

Swimmers competing in Biloela will accrue points towards the newly-introduced CQ Premiership Series to be battled out between the region's clubs.



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