Tweed kids showered in titles glory
IF the Tweed didn't already have a reputation for producing good young swimmers before the Australian age championships in Brisbane last week then it definately has now.
Ten swimmers from the Twin Towns and Kingscliff swimming clubs all returned with personal best times from the major meet which attracts the best up-and-coming young swimmers from around Australia. As well as personal bests several of the swimmers also returned with some precious silverware.
The titles were Twin Towns Swimming Club's most successful national meet with the club, often in the shadow of their neighbours Kingscliff, picking up seven individual medals and two relay gongs.
Fifteen-year-old Sara Marson led the way with gold in her age group in the 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke. She also took silver as part of the NSW (15-18-years) 4x50m freestyle and medley (breaststroke leg) relay events. Matt Lance, 15, was second in the 200m free- style and took bronze in both the 100m and 400m freestyle. Kingscliff coach Lea Speechley said she was thrilled with the performance of her squad, which is currently in a rebuilding stage.
"We had one medal chance Jessica Henshall finished 4th and made the NSW Sharks team," she said.
"But we had someone in finals every day. All of our swimmers managed to make improvements (on their best times) which is hard to do at national age."