The Trinity Lismore swimming team.
The Trinity Lismore swimming team. Contributed

Trinity swimmers create club history

TRINITY Lismore swimmers are busy preparing for the Queensland State Championships next week.

A team of 19 will compete at the week-long event, with most of them achieving some impressive results in the lead-up at the North Coast Swimming Championships at Coffs Harbour.

The championships are the pinnacle swimming competition of the area, with many Australian swimming championship competitors in attendance.

It was a hotly contested competition with every club vying for the prestigious North Coast Champion Club Shield.

No club had ever won both the North Coast Short Championship and the North Coast Long Course Championship shields in the history of North Coast swimming.

Trinity created history winning the short course shield and the Long Course Championship shield, finishing more than 300 points clear of second-placed Port Macquarie in the longer distance

On their way to winning both shields, Trinity Lismore swimmers achieved outstanding results.

Swimmers have now qualified for the Australian Championships, with 16-year-old Jack Hoskin set to represent the club in 100m and 200m breaststroke.

There were 14 records broken by Trinity swimmers, with Alex McKenna also qualifying for the Australian Championships in breaststroke.

Jemma Cooper won the open girls distance trophy as well as the open girls champion trophy.

Jemma was presented with the champion trophy from the short course championships while Else Cooper won the 15-year girls trophy.

Meanwhile, Aiden Jensen won the very sought after Tim Mullens Reach For The Stars shield for the fastest 13-year-old male in 100m freestyle setting a new record.

The under-14 relay team also broke the record, which was set in 2013 by Trinity.

"We are lucky as we develop our swimmers with the right technique, starting from our learn to swim program which then carries right through to our senior squads,” coach Ken Malcolm said.

"The swimmers are all friends and the team look after each other with great sportsmanship.

"Although they race each other they are vey proud of each others achievements. The coaching is second to none and all staff are very proud of each and every swimmer.”

Any inquiries to join Trinity Swimming Club can be made to Wendy Johnson on 0266276610.

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