Swimmers turn up for zone champs
THE commitment of young swimmers across the region was borne out by their efforts in the Northern Rivers Primary School Sports Association zone swimming championships at Lismore Memorial Baths.
There were more than 1200 entries and 500 swimmers from 69 public primary schools from Yamba to Drake, Woodenbong and Clunes.
Northern Rivers PSSA secretary Alan Duroux said he was delighted with the number of entries for the championships.
“It shows the depth of talent and commitment across the area,” he said.
“I congratulate all students, parents and staff for making this a successful event.
“I make special mention of Dennis Thompson (Modanville Public School) for his organisation and to the Lismore High School students who assisted us with the event.”
Individual pointscore: Harrison Gellatly (Tregeagle) 30, Madeline Nilon (Caniaba) 30, Lyteeka Currie (Yamba) 22, Jack Watson (Bexhill) 20.
Records: Corey Bruggy (Lismore), Boys 8-10 years 50m AWD backstroke, 1:17.66; Ben Casey (Clunes), Boys 11-13 years 50m AWD backstroke, 1:06.36; Hayden Peglar (Casino), Boys 11-13 50m AWD freestyle, 41.30s; Mariah Roberts (Casino), Girls 8-10 years 50m AWD freestyle; and Harrison Gellatly (Tregeagle), Boys 8-10 years 200m IM, 3:17.81.
Age champions: 8-10 years, Lyteeka Currie (Yamba) and Harrison Gellatly (Tregeagle); 11 years, Michaela Cameron (Lismore) and Jack Watson (Bexhill); 12-13 years, Madeline Nilon (Caniaba) and Hayden Blanksby (Wyrallah Road).