K?cliff magic zaps Tayliah
KINGSCLIFFS' top swimmers head to Korea today for the round of the World Cup Shortcourse with a new golden girl in their midst.
Originally from Warrnambool and now working with coach Greg Salter at Kingscliff, Tayliah Zimmer, dominated the backstroke events at the World Cup round in Melbourne over the weekend.
The 19-year-old won the 100m and 200m backstroke finals on the first two days before shaving 0.12sec off Nicole Seah's Australian 50m record in yesterday morning's heats.
Coach Salter said the young swimmer had never made an Australian final before her move to Kingscliff.
"She is on fire and coming along like an avalanche," Salter said.
He said the young swimmer had settled in well on the Tweed, with her whole family moving up. Salter said she loved the area, the beach and having her family around and it showed in her results.
Training partner Sophie Edington was 5th in 100m backstroke and 6th in 50m heats while Ethan Rolff was 4th in the men's 50m and 200m backstroke finals.