Swimmers blitz the pool

Glen Innes Red Fins swimming club sent six local swimmers to the New England North West Long Course Championships and Speedo Sprints. 

Overall Our Glen Innes Swimmers competed in 37 events with excellent results.

The swimmers overcame Tamworth’s searing heat to place in the top ten in most of their events with 10 placing in the top five and break multiple personal best times in the process.

Peter Marshall our eldest and only Male competitor entered eight events in the open division. Peter accomplished astonishing results placing top five in five events and breaking four of his own personal best times.

Kyara McIntyre glided through the pool in seven events achieving two top five finishes and breaking three personal best times.

Cadence McShane did well with in her nine events placing fourth in three events and smashing four personal best times in the process.

Lily Cooke blew her own personal bests out of the water in all her events with the most impressive being 16 seconds off her 100 meter Freestyle and Backstroke times.

Beth Arandale impressed with her seven events placing in the top 10 in two events and breaking six personal best times.

Our youngest competitor Mary Arandale achieved a personal best, knocking 11.26 sec off her 50 metre breaststroke and placing sixth with a time of 1:04 in her only event in the championships competing against 8 year olds.

The Glen Innes Redfins swimming club would like to congratulate all swimmers involved and thank the parents  and mentors that have made these great results possible.

With a short swimming season and only four early morning swimming squad lessons a week our swimmers have achieved above and beyond those in bigger centres with far better facilities. 

The Speedo Sprints held in Tamworth over the weekend was an opportunity for our local swimmers between the ages of seven and 12 to compete in 50 metre sprints.

Mary Arandale and Lily Cooke both represented the Glen Innes Redfins Swimming Club. Mary Arandale had an explosive day in the pool competing in 3 events,  placing first in Breaststroke, second in Backstroke and third in Freestyle.

The Glen Innes Redfins swimming club would  like to congratulate Mary on her selection into the 2017 Swimming New England and North West Inc. Speedo Sprint Finals Squad.

Mary will travel to compete at Sydney Olympic Park on March 12 to compete against the fastest swimmers in the State. This is a wonderful achievement as well as a fantastic opportunity for Mary with the possibility of placing at State level in her favourite stroke, Breaststroke.     

Cadence McShane competes for the Redfins at the carnival in Tamworth.

Cadence McShane competes for the Redfins at the carnival in Tamworth.

SPLASH ABOUT: Lily Cooke, Cadence McShane and Beth Arandale ready to go at the New England North West Swimming championships in Tamworth on the weekend.

SPLASH ABOUT: Lily Cooke, Cadence McShane and Beth Arandale ready to go at the New England North West Swimming championships in Tamworth on the weekend.

Peter Marshall dives in for one of his events.

Peter Marshall dives in for one of his events.

Kyara McIntyre.

Kyara McIntyre.

Young swimming star Mary Arandale impressed at the championships.

Young swimming star Mary Arandale impressed at the championships.