Club coaches pleased that targets have been met
SWIMMING: Boyne-Tannum Bullets coach Kate Bell said backing up from what was a testing day on Saturday, is what pleased her most from the Harbour City Swim Meet.
There were personal best times and swimmers who have qualified for next month's state championships in Brisbane, but there was another aspect that rang true in Bell's ears.
"It was how the swimmers backed up from what was a hot day on Saturday," Bell said.
"It was a learning experience and it was great to see the connections being made."
Sally Vagg achieved a 10-year record in the 50m butterfly with a time of 33.46 seconds while Millie Hinz is another who is off to Brisbane.
"They were definitely good results and Millie Hinz, as a 12-year-old, qualified for the states in the 50m butterfly as did Jess Buck as a nine-year-old," Bell said.
"The kids handled the heat with spray bottles and chilled out listening to music."
...and they also sang
Wests Swimming Club head coach Adam Eiseman said there were some big PB times and he also said the meet was a good guide to what shape they are in after the Christmas and New Year break.
"A few were still looking for good times to qualify for the states and also to see what they need to work on," Eiseman said.
"The PB times ranged from small to big at about 10 to 15 seconds."
Wade Harris did PB times in the 50m and 200m breaststroke as did Mya Mobbs in the 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle.
"The other highlight was on Saturday with all the 10-and-under's swimming great," Eiseman said.
"With the heat on Saturday, they adapted to the change in temperatures to Sunday and even through the week, they looked after themselves."