The Trinity Lismore swim team during the North Coast championships at Coffs Harbour.
The Trinity Lismore swim team during the North Coast championships at Coffs Harbour.

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.

Age champions:

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

Distance champions:

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.



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