Smith stars in pool with medal haul

TWIN Towns sent seven swimmers to the NSW Country Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre last Friday and Saturday.

All did exceptionally well, but there were some results in particular worth mentioning.

Callum Smith showed the way with an impressive five-medal haul - gold in the 400m, 200m and 100m freestyle, silver in the 100m backstroke and a bronze in the 50m butterfly.

Lorne Greenlaw scored the “Male Swim of the Meet” award for his gold-medal winning NSW record in the 50m backstroke.

He also won three bronzes in the 200m individual medley, 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly.

Sara Mason was the best of the females, returning for her first meet since shoulder surgery in devastating fashion. She took gold in the 50m freestyle and silver in the 100m.

Mariah Jones was our other medal winner, scoring bronze in the 100m breastroke.

Jeda Greenlaw, Amy Elkington and our Swiss visitor, Oliver Heinimann, also contributed to the point score with personal bests and top 12 finishes.

Twin Towns finished in 14th place overall in the point score, which was the best of the local clubs. Kingscliff was next in 18th place.

Well done to my team and all those involved with local swimming clubs.