Waterdragons find treasures in pool

THE Waterdragons swim team took like ducks to, well, water at the National Schools Championships in Brisbane this week.

Quick off the blocks, Callum Smith, Conrad Green and Mariah Jones all medalled in their respective races on Monday.

Callum, 16, won the 200m freestyle in a personal best time of 1min 55.14sec before making it a golden double as part of the victorious NSW 4x50m relay team, and claiming a third medal, this time a bronze, in the 1500m.

Conrad, 11, was touched out for bronze in the 50m butterfly and silver in the NSW relay team, while Mariah, 17, continued her good form with bronze in both the 200m freestyle and 50m butterfly.

Callum then dove into action again yesterday, this time claiming second in the 400m freestyle in a personal best time of 4min 06sec, but despite going under 25 seconds for the first time in the 50m freestyle (24.9sec) was forced to settle for fourth.

Mariah was the pick of the bunch in Tuesday's session, blitzing the 50m freestyle in a lightning 26.4 seconds to take top honours.

The team's fourth qualifier, Lorne Greenlaw also impressed with two top-five finishes in the 400m and 50m freestyle, both in personal best times.

All four, trained by Andrew Hunter at the Oasis Pools at Banora Point, will be back in the water at different stages throughout the week in search of more visits to the podium.



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