CAPPED OFF: Trinity Lismore Swimming Club members Sam Nilon and talented sister Madeline achieved notable results at recent a state competition.
CAPPED OFF: Trinity Lismore Swimming Club members Sam Nilon and talented sister Madeline achieved notable results at recent a state competition. Marc Stapelberg

Schools titles a family affair

TWO of the region's most promising swimmers are celebrating after achieving best-ever performances and receiving a prestigious accolade at a tough school swimming competition.

Trinity Lismore Swimming Club pair Sam and Madeline Nilon racked up a total of 19 personal best times between them at the recent Combined High Schools State Championships which were held in Sydney.

The siblings both won bronze medals in the 400m Individual Medley and 100m butterfly races respectively at the event, which featured promising young swimmers from across New South Wales.

Fourteen-year-old Madeline also received the Eyeline Regional Swimmer of the Meet award.

The honour, which is decided by officials at the Homebush Bay tournament, is open to swimmers from regions across the state.

It honours swimming achievements, sportsmanship and how each swimmer helps other members of their team.

Madeline received $500 worth of sponsorship from the swimwear company.

Club coach Ken Malcolm said Madeline and her 17-year-old brother had both swum "brilliantly".

Fellow club swimmers and siblings Alexander and Samantha McKenna are currently in Adelaide for national titles.

Several swimmers from the club are also now in training for the NSW Catholic Schools State Championships next month.

Top young young swimmers from across the state will be in action at the competition.



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