Gladiators bag a swag of medals at meet
SWIMMING: Gladstone Gladiators stormed the Western Suburbs Spring Sprint meet and came away with a swag of medals.
The heavens opened up with some heavy showers in the morning but failed to dampen the spirits of the swimmers.
The Gladiators scooped the pool, with eight Age Champions, eight runners up, Swimmer of the Meet, Club of the Meet and the highest overall points for the carnival.
Thirty-nine Gladiators were among the 185 competitors at the meet and competed in 299 races, bagging 62 gold, 41 silver, 33 bronze medals and 168 personal best times.
Head coach Tom Fronek was proud of the swimmers' efforts but acknowledged there still was a big swimming season ahead of them.
"On Saturday we saw the Gladiators put power first with the team taking this meet into its own hands and swimming some amazing races," Fronek said.
"It's difficult to single out any one swimmer but Kane Martin performed consistently well winning all 10 of his races and taking out Swimmer of the Meet and a number of other swimmers won age champion."
Fronek said he saw great potential in the club juniors heading in the right direction for the upcoming swim meets.
The next meet for the Gladiators is the Caribeae Beef City 2018 Long Course Carnival this weekend.
This meet will help club members prepare for the Gladiators Liquid Energy LC Swimming Meet 2018 in November.