Records tumble and Gladstone clubs excel at CQ swimming meet
ELEVEN records were broken at the McDonalds 2013 Central Queensland Swimming Championships on the weekend at Gladstone Aquatic Centre and three fell to Gladstone swimmers.
Carnival director Susan Brown said 245 swimmers from 15 clubs competed but it was Rocky City swimming club which took ofirst place.
In second place was the home club, the Gladstone Gladiators, and in third was the Caribeae Swimming Academy from Rockham- pton. Emu Park Swimming Club placed fourth and Gladstone club Western Suburbs rounded out the top five.
Rocky City competitor Alanna Bowles, 15, broke five records and Jared O'Hanlon from CQ Aquajets in Rockhampton estab- lished three new marks.
Gladstone Gladiator Rongo Goodhew, 13, broke the record for the 50m backstroke while fellow clubmate Michael Pacheco, 14, broke the record for the 200m freestyle.
Gladstone Gladiator Andrew McLean, 17, broke the record for the 200m freestyle.
Brown said it was good to see the Gladstone comp- etitors performing so well against all of CQ.