MEDALS MOUNTING: Jack Ireland with his silver medal.
MEDALS MOUNTING: Jack Ireland with his silver medal. Supplied

Gladstone swimmers shine as Jack adds another medal

WHILE Jack Ireland's quest for national selection in the Australian Paralympic team is a step closer, Gladstone's two other swimmers have shone in the pool in Adelaide.

Lachlan Pacheco and Jarrod Lee have finished in high placing at the Georgina Hope Australian Age Championships.

Lachlan finished in 26th place in the 100-metre 14-year boy's butterfly and 39th in the 50-metre freestyle.

Jarrod was exceptional to finish in seventh place in the 400-metre freestyle and he set a new Queensland record in the multi-class 11 to 15-year category.

The youngster was also in sixth place in the 50-metre multi-class 13 to 14-year in which he also set a new personal best time.

Jack was simply brilliant.

He swam to silver in the 400-metre freestyle multi-class category for 14 to 18-year boys.

The athletic teenager then smashed it in the 100-metre breaststroke multi-class for 15 to 16-year boys.

It guaranteed him a gold medal after he shaved an astonishing 4.85 seconds off his previous personal best.

Jarrod and Jack returned to the pool for the finals session last night and again for a day of racing today.

Jarrod finalises his program today and Jack will remain in Adelaide for the Olympic and Paralympic trials which start on Thursday.



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