Law has high hopes
By ADAM HICKS
LISMORE swimmer Tom Law has high hopes for the Country Regional Championships in Coffs Harbour this weekend.
The 13-year-old breaststroke specialist is among nine members of the Lismore Workers Swim Team travelling to the carnival, which is one of three Country Regional Championships held around the State.
Tom competed in the same event two years ago where he finished third in the 100m breaststroke.
"I've really stepped up my training over the past couple of years," he said.
"I've improved a lot so I have high hopes of maybe getting a few medals.
"I just want to do as good as I can and get some PBs (personal best times)."
Out of the pool, Tom said the championships were good fun for him and his club mates.
"It's a very social thing and we all have a good time together," he said.
Hayden Blanksby, 9, Nick Blanksby, 11, Lisa Gallpen, 9, Brendan Gallpen, 12, David Gallpen 15, Kristy Magann 15, Ashley Youngberry 12 and Emma Youngberry 9 will also be swimming at the meet this weekend.
The team's publicity officer Julie Chouch said the youngsters would be swimming against hundreds of competitors from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie.
"These are for all country swimmers outside metro areas. It is important because it promotes regional swimmers," she said.