A strong and experienced team of eight GCC swimmers represented the Glasshouse District at the Sunshine Coast Schools Swimming Championships.
Indiah Loveday, Joshua Moore and Jaymes Roser all qualified for the Queensland State Championships after swimming fantastic races in their favoured strokes.
Joshua Moore and Jaymes Roser pushed each other in every 12 year race with both gaining placings in 50m and longer races. Josh qualified for the State Championships in six events which was an awesome effort. He won the 200m freestyle by just one second to become Sunshine Coast Champion. Josh also placed second in the 100m butterfly, third in 50m butterfly and 100m in freestyle and fourth in 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle.
Jaymes also excelled in this carnival despite being quite unwell. Jaymes became Sunshine Coast Champion in 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle which was a great achievement as the quality of swimmers on the Sunshine Coast is very high. Jaymes also placed third in 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke, fourth in 50m butterfly and seventh in 50m backstroke. He will also swim in two relays for Sunshine Coast at the Queensland State Championships.
Indiah had never qualified for the Regional Carnival before but has been improving steadily with every race she swims in. She swam personal best times in each of her six races and the highlight of her day was placing fifth in the 12 year-old girls 50m breaststroke and qualifying to swim at the State Championships. She will also swim in the 200m medley relay for Sunshine Coast.
Dalton Loveday, Nicole Morris, Olivia McKenzie, Reghan Boxsell and Chloe Turnbull all enjoyed the experience at these championships and swam many personal best times against tough opposition. Chloe and Dalton were both proud of their ninth and twelfth placings respectively in backstroke and freestyle fields of over 22 swimmers.
Indiah, Jaymes and Josh are all very excited about swimming at the State Championships and we look forward to hearing their results. These students train hard and are talented swimmers and I am sure they will achieve great results in the future.