Relay team sets pace for clubmates

FOUR young Tamworth City Swimming Club girls might well inspire their clubmates to higher efforts after they starred at the club’s annual carnival on the weekend.

Lyndell Boschma, Josie Chick, Eloise Turner and Mikaela Short carved huge chunks of time off their club relay records when they won 4x50m freestyle and medley relays in the Under 12 girls.

Club president Peter Summers was delighted with their performances as well as their clubmates and the carnival in general.

He thanked all the parents and officials for their efforts as well at a meet which attracted 274 swimmers and some 1613 entries.

He said a special mention had to go to sponsors who supported the club with raffle and monetary prizes.

The large numbers at the two-day TCSC carnival were also helped by the Speedo Sprint Series meet on Saturday morning, immediately preceding the start of the Tamworth Sharks meet.

The fact the four young produced their marvellous times made it an even better weekend.

“We expect some great swims at the country champs,” Summers said.

The carnival was also one of the final meets left for young swimmers to set Country Championship qualification times as well.

Those Country Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre (SOPAC) on February 22/23.

Tamworth Sharks coach, Nicholas Monet, said the brilliant swims from the four young Sharks had a ripple effect through his club.

“It was a great team effort,” Monet said.

“It will encourage them and all their clubmates.

“Swimming is an individual sport when they are in their racing. But everyone trains together and they make it a team effort.”

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