Clementine Lodder is one of four Wests swimmers who will make the trek to Brisbane for the State Swimming Championships.
Clementine Lodder is one of four Wests swimmers who will make the trek to Brisbane for the State Swimming Championships.

Western Suburbs harness power of four swimmers



THE POWER of four is the secret weapon for the Western Suburbs swimming club as it prepares for the State Championships which start in Brisbane on Sunday.

Sarah Lowe, Belinda Patterson-Kane, Clementine Lodder and Kayla Bray have been putting in the hard yards to ensure they are ready to produce their best at the Chandler Pool. Lowe is the club's busiest swimmer, contesting 11 swims across the week-long titles.

Lowe has had a stellar season to date and is rated as one of Central Queensland's brightest medal prospects.

Fourteen-year-old Clementine Lodder is also in for a big week, pencilled in to contest nine swims.

Both Lowe and Lodder have had the honour of being selected in the strong Central Queensland female relay teams.

Even though the relays will add to their hectic schedules, it provides the pair with four more opportunities to win medals.

Belinda Patterson-Kane will swim in four races, while the last of the fabulous four, Kayla Bray, is looking to shine when she swims her two races.

All four head down to Brisbane today for a special seminar before hitting the water for the first events on Sunday.

Keep track of the progress of all the swimmers from throughout the Gladstone region at the state titles during next week in The Observer.



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