Lowe whips up a swim storm
TALENTED 15-year-old Sarah Lowe continued her fine season by winning two medals at last weekend's Queensland Sprint Swimming Championships in Brisbane. Lowe has been in superb form this season and she spearheaded the Western Suburbs charge at Chandler, returning home with well-deserved silver and bronze medals. Her time of 29.44 seconds was good enough for silver in the 15 years 50 buttefly, behind national champion Megan Cle-ments, but Lowe's best swim came in the 15 years 50 metre freestyle. Lowe produced a pearler of a swim to finish a fingernail away from a silver. Her time of 27.74 seconds was just one one-hundredth of a second away from silver medallist Anita Kereczko (27.73). The two medals were the highlight for Lowe who has now qualified in six events for April's national titles in Sydney. Coach John Dahl is pleased with Lowe's progress and be-lieves she can reduce her times over the next two months. Western Suburbs teammates Belinda Patterson-Kane, Luke Frewen-Lord, Kerryn Miers and Dean Frewen-Lord were all in action. Patterson-Kane had an impressive meet, bringing down her times in the 15-year-old 50 metre backstroke and freestyle events as she bounces back from last season's illness in fine style. All five Wests swimmers are now looking forward to the upcoming Gladstone Closed Championships on Sunday, February 26.