South Tweed swim star on the rise

SOUTH Tweed Primary School student Conrad Green is the new under-10 50 metre butterfly state champion after an impressive performance at Sydney's Olympic Park Aquatic Centre last week.

An all-round swimming star, Conrad also won silver medals in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke.

He will now contest the National Schools Swimming Championships in Perth later this year.

Conrad was one of 32 swimmers from the South Tweed Indoor Pool centre who competed at the State Schools Championships this year.

“All swimmers who made the championships did really well,” said South Tweed swimming coach Michael Tom. “But to medal is exceptional.”

The other squad member to medal was Blake Francis, who won a bronze in the 50m freestyle.

Blake teamed up with training partner Oliver Illingworth to form part of the Kingscliff under-15 boys' 4x 50m freestyle relay team who not only won gold, but broke the state record for the third year in a row (see opposite).



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