2013 NCIS ZOME SWIM, 1: Emmanuel swimmers, Alli Marchant (left), Mia Wallace, Courtney Osborne, and Felicity Taylor.
2013 NCIS ZOME SWIM, 1: Emmanuel swimmers, Alli Marchant (left), Mia Wallace, Courtney Osborne, and Felicity Taylor. Richard Forbes

Students in the zone

THERE was some respite from the rain for the North Coast Independent Schools Sports Association's zone swimming carnival in Lismore.

About 400 swimmers from Kempsey to Tweed to Armidale competed for places at the NCIS State carnival at Homebush in April.

Recent weather conditions prevented many competitors from attending, with 16-year-old Zoe Burgess from Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour saying that "it's a shame not everyone could make it".

"I'm pretty pleased with how I've gone today," she said. "I've made State and am really looking forward to that."

New records

  • Olivia Collins (Lindisfarne), Girls 10 Years & Under 200m IM, 3:18.07;
  • Kip Thrupp (Lindisfarne), Boys 10 Years & Under 50m backstroke, 43.14 secs;
  • Jack Sparke (Lindisfarne), Boys 11 Years 50m butterfly, 37.66;
  • Jordan Wilson (Lindisfarne), Girls 11-13 Years 200m IM, 3:06.81;
  • Maggie Dowker (Lindisfarne), Girls 14 Years 50m freestyle, 29.2 secs; 100m freestyle, 1:02.45;
  • Zac Freuden (Bishop Druitt College), Boys 16 Years 50m freestyle, 26.03 secs; 100m freestyle, 56.99 secs;
  • Jay Kennedy (The Armidale School), Boys 17 Years 11m freestyle, 57.88;
  • Mahalia Kinsela (Bishop Druitt College), Girls 17 Years 50m freestyle, 32.53 secs; 100m freestyle, 1:10.94; and Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, Girls 12-14 years 4x50 freestyle relay, 2:08.99.

Age Champions

  • 8-10 YEARS Olivia Collins and Kip Thrupp (both Lindisfarne).
  • 11 YEARS Jordan Wilson and Jack Sparke (both Lindisfarne).
  • 12-13 YEARS Amy Keen (Emmanuel) and Jack Bennetts (Lindisfarne).
  • 12 YEARS Lilli Dowker and Cooper Lowns (both Lindisfarne).
  • 13 YEARS Hannah Roberts (Lindisfarne) and Ky Kinsella (Bishop Druitt College).
  • 14 YEARS Maggie Dowker (Lindisfarne) and Liam Donaldson (The Armidale School).
  • 15 YEARS Naomi Howe (Bishop Druitt College) and Bailey Carrasco (Tweed Valley Adventist College)
  • 16 YEARS Tylah Dowker (Lindisfarne) and Zac Freuden (Bishop Druitt College).
  • 17 YEARS Amber O'Meally (Kempsey Adventist College) and Jay Kennedy (Armidale School).
  • 18-19 YEARS Merryn Boller (Cape Byron Rudolph Steiner) and Angus Brunsdon (Armidale School).


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