CLASSIC STYLE: Jonathan Nelson finished third in his 100m breaststroke and is making coaches take note.
CLASSIC STYLE: Jonathan Nelson finished third in his 100m breaststroke and is making coaches take note. Brenda Strong

Rookie swimmer shows he has what it takes at club champs

JONATHAN Nelson only began swimming competitively this year but is already making coaches at his Boyne Tannum Bullets club sit up and take note.

Since taking the sport seriously, Jonathan has improved dramatically and is obviously delighted with the results.

"Yes I have definitely improved since I started competitive swimming," he said.

The gains may have been more substantial if not for a schedule that includes football, drama, and of course, his normal school work, on top of his swimming.

Playing the round ball game for BITS, Jonathan's attention now turns to that sport for the winter, coming off the back of encouraging results in the Bullets club championships.

Jonathan, 13, finished third in his 100m breaststroke competition and was please with the result.

"I went really good. I entered the 100m breaststroke, 100m freestyle and the 100m IM," he said.

Jonathan is happy with his performances and will keep working over winter.

His next competition in the pool, now he has had a good taste of competitive swimming, may be some while away. He said he will probably train during the winter and see how things shape up in the pool next season.

Bullets Age Champions

Girls

  • 7 and under Brooke Copsey
  • 9 years Stephanie Elliott
  • 10 years Lilly Vacher
  • 11 years Grace Bosci
  • 12 years Amber Isenbert
  • 13 years Gabby Scott
  • 14 years Oliva Lester
  • 16 and over Elyse Schultz

Boys

  • 9 years Caleb O'Mealley
  • 10 years Jacob O'Mealley
  • 11 years Luke Scott
  • 12 years Reghan Skerman
  • 13 years Troy Wright
  • 14 years Toby Staats
  • 15 years Sean Beyer
  • 16 and over Jimmy Staats

Mixed Open MultiClass

  • Elliah Hamono


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