BIG EVENT: Lachlan Mortimer (Lane 1,) Tyler Carman (Lane 2) , Gladstone's Kane Martin (Lane 3), Gladstone's Brady Blake (Lane 4)and Declan James (Lane 5) at the start of the U11 Boys 25-metre backstroke event at Wests on Saturday.
BIG EVENT: Lachlan Mortimer (Lane 1,) Tyler Carman (Lane 2) , Gladstone's Kane Martin (Lane 3), Gladstone's Brady Blake (Lane 4)and Declan James (Lane 5) at the start of the U11 Boys 25-metre backstroke event at Wests on Saturday. Mike Richards GLA071017SWIM

Juniors have a splash at Spring Sprint Meet

SWIMMING: The Short Course Spring Sprint Meet hosted by Western Waves Swimming and Triathlon Club has proven to be a splashing success again.

More than 130 swimmers from all over Central Queensland took part in 136 events.

Nine clubs across CQ, including four from Gladstone, competed at Saturday's event which is now in its third decade.

Western Waves president Alex Staines said the event ran smoothly.

"Our club has an amazing amount of volunteers who work tirelessly... we couldn't have asked for a better day,” Staines said.

"I also want to thank Gladstone Gladiators and Boyne Tannum Bullets for sending a huge contingent of swimmers along.”

Staines said an appearance by CrossFit world champion Tia-Clair Toomey to present medals was a thrill.

"The kids absolutely loved her and she's a great role model,” he said.

"She proves that coming from a small town like Gladstone doesn't stop you from being champion of the world.”

Caribeae Swimming Academy came first overall, Wests were second with the Gladiators third.



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