Swimmers keen to make a splash



WESTERN Suburbs Swimming Club competitors Sarah Lowe, Belinda Patterson-Kane, Clementine Lodder and Kerryn Miers are psyched for big performances at tomorrow's state secondary schools titles in Brisbane.

All four have tackled big workloads with Lowe, 15, and Lodder, 14, each contesting seven swims and Patterson-Kane, 15, and Miers, 13, four each at the three-day carnival.

The titles also present Lowe with a final hit-out before contesting the 2006 Australian Age Swim Championships, where she will line up in six events, in Sydney from April 19-23.

Lowe is in good form going into the Brisbane and Sydney championships, winning an age championship at the Central Queensland Championships in Biloela earlier this month.

Lowe broke the previous CQ record for the 15 years 100 metre freestyle event, touching the wall in 59.59 seconds.

The record had previously been held by national medallist Megan Clements of Rockhampton ? her mark being a minute flat.

Also contesting the national championships will be Gladstone Gladiators pair Jarryd Brown and Antoinette Hayes and Jake Simmons from the Boyne/Tannum club.

Gladstone district swimmers in the Capricornia secondary schools team: Sarah Lowe, Clementine Lodder, Belinda Patterson-Kane, Kerryn Miers, Hannah Curran, Jessica Collins, Alex Kujanpaa, Melissa Hankinson, Amy Quartermaine, Emily Quartermaine, Tana Thorpe, Antoinette Hayes, John Liaw, Corety Brown, Daniel Brown, Jarryd Brown, Shea Korte, Matthew Strike, Matt Stark, Broughton McIntyre, Jake Simmons.



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