Sprint Swimmers: Western Suburbs Head coach Ryan McLoughlin with swimmers Esme Desertiaux, Felix Sykes, Thomas Staines, Luka Sykes, Owen Desertiaux, Maddie and Ella Whitaker and Lily Desertiaux
Sprint Swimmers: Western Suburbs Head coach Ryan McLoughlin with swimmers Esme Desertiaux, Felix Sykes, Thomas Staines, Luka Sykes, Owen Desertiaux, Maddie and Ella Whitaker and Lily Desertiaux Matt Taylor GLA051018SWIM

Summer swimming carnivals to heat up

SWIMMING: As quickly as one sport season ends, another starts up.

Next weekend it will be these athletes who will make a splash in their home pool.

The Western Suburbs Spring Sprints is coming up next Saturday and the home team is keen to defend its turf from some solid competition.

Western Suburbs head coach Ryan McLoughlin said this first-of-the season swimming carnival was a great hit out for the kids to gauge how their training was progressing.

"It's an ideal opportunity for the young swimmers and the first meet of the season. They are doing it in familiar territory, which will be good for them," McLoughlin said.

"One of the important things about the race meet is it's not about times but to put them in a race scenario."

Club president Alex Staines said the competition for the swim meet would be strong and well attended by other clubs.

"There will be about 90-100 kids nominated from Gladstone, Rockhampton and Biloela so far for the sprint carnival and they will be competing in multiple events," he said.



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