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Northern Rivers teens blitz pool at Sydney swim meet

TEAM PHOTO: Local swimmers in Sydney.
TEAM PHOTO: Local swimmers in Sydney. Contributed

SWIMMING New South Wales held its development meet at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on the weekend, with 78 swimmers and 11 support staff travelling down from the border.

One bus departed from Lismore and the other from Banora Point.

Both left on Thursday evening and arrived in Sydney for a training session at Guilford Pool, then onto the Power House Museum and a ferry ride back to The Armory for the night's accommodation.

A team photo was taken on the steps of the Opera House.

Bright and early on the Saturday they arrived for the meet at the Olympic site, eager and ready to race in a complex where most of the swimmers had not swum before.

The swimmers hailed from 21 clubs in the area and swum in 308 individual events and 10 relays.

A total of 18 medals were won over the day, one of which was a relay silver.

Medals were won by Rebecca Grant 13yrs Port 3, Tyrone Marshall Multi Class 4 gold Laurieton, 14 & O Georgia Ensbey, Sawtell 2, also in the same age group, Dominque Lonsdale 1, Rekkii Byrne 12 yrs Dorrigo 3, Michaela Brickly Trinity 13yrs 1, Aimee Pfeffer 14 & O Twin Towns 1, Rebecca Nicol Belingen 13yrs 1 and Jack Hosking Ballina Indoor 14& 0 1.

The relay was 13&0 4 x 50 free 2nd Rebecca Grant Port, Kyran Tsujimoto Macksville, Jack Hosking Ballina Indoor and Georgia Ensby Sawtell.

There were 46 top 10 placings gained by 27 swimmers from the Northern Rivers teams.

Many personal bests were achieved over the meet by the North Coast swimmers.

Topics:  swimming