LAST Sunday a team of 25 Bomaderry Swim Club members headed south to the Bay and Basin Leisure Centre to compete in the Annual Bomaderry and Bay and Basin Swim Club’s Development Carnival.
More than 150 swimmers from Sydney in the north to Moruya in the south and the ACT converged on the area to compete at the carnival, with competitors ranging in age from five to 16 years.
Bomaderry swimmers had a very successful day with many swimming personal best times.
Zoe Anderson placed third in the 10s and under 100m freestyle and swam five personal best times.
Joshua Campbell-Cooper had a fantastic day swimming five personal bests and bringing home a bronze and silver medal.
Not to be outdone, Joshua’s younger sister, Shania Campbell-Cooper finished the day with four gold medals in the eight year girls age group.
Alyssa Dilley has obviously been training hard, winning one gold and two silver medals and swimming four personal best times.
In the girls 12 years events, Jessica Kelly swam the house down in all of her six events, swimming all personal best times and winning a bronze and silver medal along the way.
In the five years age group the Club was represented by Mitchell Kelly and Lacey McLaren who swam and were just outside the medals.
This is a fantastic effort as these youngsters were competing against six-year-olds.
Six-year-old Marley McLaren was competing at his first carnival and finished with two gold medals, finishing first in the six years and under 25 metre freestyle and 25 metre backstroke.
Her older brother Kye, also competing at his first carnival, competed in the 10 years age group in five events and was just pipped at the post for a medal.
Rebecca Lancaster smashed her 200 metre breaststroke time finishing in a time of 4:12.42, a massive five second personal best.
Hollie Miles swam three personal best’s and took a massive nine seconds of her 200 metre individual medley time and finished in first place.
Her older sister Rebecca swam three personal bests and took a massive 11 seconds off her 200 metre breaststroke time.
Rebecca had a great day in the pool taking home three silver and a bronze medal.
The O’Donnell sisters, Breeana in the 13 years and Jessica in the 11 years girls also had a good meet with Breeana winning bronze in the 100 metre breaststroke and 100m butterfly and Jessica swimming two personal best’s and winning gold in the 50 metre butterfly, and bronze in the 50 metre breaststroke.
Young nine-year-old Jade Ryan had outstanding success.
Although she did not medal on the day, she completely smashed her times taking six seconds off her 50 metre freestyle time, 15 seconds off her 50 metre butterfly time and 20 seconds of her 50 metre breaststroke time.
This is a fantastic result for Jade.
Ally Sparks swam two personal best’s and was absolutely ecstatic to break the 50 second barrier in her 50 metre breaststroke.
Ally also placed first in the 100 metre butterfly, second in the 100 metre individual medley and 50 metre butterfly and won bronze in the 100 metre freestyle.
Her younger sister Natty had a big meet swimming in seven events.
Natty finished third in the 10 years 50 metre backstroke and 100 metre backstroke as well as swimming personal best in her 50 metre butterfly.
Special mention and congratulations must go to 15-year-old Sally Woods who swam in five events and finished with five personal bests as well as three gold and two silver medals.
But best of all sally achieved a NSW Country Qualifying time in the 100 metre backstroke.
Not to be outdone, her younger sister Rylee also swam exceptionally well swimming three personal best times.
Matilda Baard had a big program, competing in eight events and finished the day with a huge medal haul.
Matilda won five gold, two silver and one bronze medal.
Madison James also had a very successful carnival winning gold in the 12 years girls 50 metre backstroke and 100 metre freestyle; silver in the 50 metre freestyle and 100 metre individual medley and a bronze medal in the 50 metre butterfly.
Isaac Collins competed in the 11 years boys and finished just outside the medals in the 50 metre butterfly.
Emma Moore, Jasmin James and Ella Hughes all competed in the 10 years girls events.
Emma was just outside her personal best times, Ella was just pipped out of the medals and Jasmin set some new times in her four events.
The club would like to congratulate all their swimmers.
In total the club bought home 19 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze medals, plenty of personal bests and a Country Qualifying time, but most of all they all had fun and enjoyed the day, especially new members and those who competed at a carnival for the first time.
The club would like to say a special thank you to the Bay and Basin Swimming Club’s committee and members for another successful meet.
Also to the technical officials who freely give up their time to work at these meets and a very big thank you to all the swimmers and families for their support and assistance on the day.
To the more senior swimmers, Dylan Anderson who took on the role as announcer on the day and did a fantastic job, Macc Carroll, Jarrod Edwards, Mia O’Brien and Jordan Collins who assisted with timekeeping all day as well as helping out with the medal presentations.