Gatton destroy competition

GATTON swimmers attended the Darling Downs Country Championships at Goondiwindi on the weekend.

This is one of the most important meets of the season and the Gatton swimmers stepped up to achieve some amazing results.

Stephanie Cooper swam an incredible 16 second personal best (PB) time in her 200 Individual Medley and then added an eight second PB in the 100 Breastroke.

The club captains led the way in the medal tally, with Ashleigh Olive again displaying her talent to bring home nine gold medals and Age Champion.

The club’s other Captain Matthew Cumner had a great weekend, achieving five PBs, six gold medals and two silver.

Merryn Ford swam two PBs, two first places, four second places and two third places.

Megan Rutherford had a terrific Breastroke swim, taking seven seconds of her 100m time and winning two first placings, two second placings and a third.

Matthew Olive was pleased to swim four PBs, six second placings and a third, Naomi Cooper overcame injury to still swim a PB and win two third placings. Kimberly Cooper had a great carnival and was swimming on pace for her PBs.

Swimmers will next assemble for the club’s own meet on Australia Day (Tuesday, January 26) when a large contingent of Gatton swimmers will display their talents.

This is one of the most important meets of the season and the Gatton swimmers stepped up to achieve some amazing results. Swimmers will next assemble for the club’s meet on Australia Day.


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