Swimming: Trinity a close 2nd as records tumble
RECORDS tumbled during the North Coast swimming championships at the Coffs Harbour Memorial Pool.
There were some close finishes with one of the closest being the 100m men's freestyle with only 0.41s separating the winner Samuel Harris (Port Macquarie) from runner-up Mark Thurgood (Kempsey).
Entries were up on last year to more than 380 swimmers with 30 clubs involved coming from Forster in the south to Twin Towns in the north.
The overall club pointscore was very close with Port Macquarie topping the ladder on 6235 points ahead of Trinity Lismore on 6114.
It was the closest finish since the amalgamation of the two areas.
Coffs Harbour, Sawtell and Forster came next.
Bindi Ware (Kingscliff) in the 13 years 400m and 800m freestyle, and Samuel Harris (Port Macquarie) and Mark Thurgood (Kempsey) each broke multiple records.
9 years and under: Tylani Hickman, Coffs Habour; Bohdi Welsh, Kingscliff
10 years: Tylah Crabtree, Trinity Lismore; Isaac Rumbel, Port Macquarie
11 years: Ella Bhatti, Woolgoolga; Mitchell Chandler, Port Macquarie
12 years: Tayla Hall, Sawtell; Luke Mapstone, Port Macquarie
13 years: Bindi Ware, Kingscliff; Declan Sutton, Macksville
14 years: Isabela Shepherd, Macksville; Harrison Northey, Port Macquarie
15 years: Bianca Jamison, Port Macquarie; Jack Hosking, Trinity Lismore
16 years: Jemma Cooper, Trinity Lismore Samuel Harris, Port Macquarie
17 years and over: Suzannah Luck, Trinity Lismore; Mark Thurgood, Kempsey
13 years and under: Grace Bannon, Port Macquarie; Patrick Mullens, Port Macquarie
14 years and over: Jemma Cooper, Trinity Lismore Samuel Harris, Port Macquarie
Multi class champions:
Women: Paige Leonhardt, Wingham.
Men: Hugh Rackley, Laurieton.
Swimmers at Coffs Harbour were competing to meet the critera for the Area Development Squads membership for 2016.