Gropers pair keen to keep their top form



GLADSTONE Gropers Masters Swimming pair Don Jones and Ian Carrick will be out to continue their hot form in the water when the club hosts its Annual Masters Short Course Spring Swim Meet today.

The pair are fresh from smashing eight state records and one national mark between them at the recent Queensland Masters Swimming State Short Course Meet in Cairns.

Swimmers from throughout Central Queensland, plus another two all the way up from Launceston, will contest the spring meet to be staged at John Dahl Pool.

This year's meet will feature a new event ? the skins elmination series which consists of eight race events, comprising each swimming stroke, for male and female competitors. Each race has six entrants ? one from each of the major clubs in action.

Gropers entrants are Marcel Ringuet and Tony Wyper (butterfly), Rod Porteous (freestyle), Wyper (backstroke) and Ian Carrick and Don Jones (breaststroke). The action gets under way at 1pm.

n Olympic and world swimming champion Otylia Jedrzejczak could face eight years in prison after being charged with unintentionally causing a car crash two months ago in which her younger brother was killed.

The Polish swimmer has been questioned by prosecutors before the court at Plonsk, 70km north-west of Warsaw, where an accident on October 1 claimed the life of her 19-year-old brother Szymon.

Jedrzejczak, who was driving the car, could receive a sentence of between six months and eight years in prison.



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