Great Southern Swim Club members competed with great results during the recent South Australian Country Swimming Championships held at the newly completed Port Pirie Aquatic Centre.
The club achieved a commendable 12th placing out of 38 clubs from throughout the state and club coaches Rob Kidman and Karin Reddcliffe said they were very happy with the club results for having such a small team entered.
Strong competition was seen from day one of the championships with 3 of our youngest competitors swimming in the ‘superfish’ category.
One of the club's older ‘superfish’, Leni Newham, smashed it out to open the carnival with a bronze in the 10 and over 50m freestyle and 50m Butterfly, whilst Zara Taylor competed in the multi-class categories and brought home silver medals in 100m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m Individual Medley.
It was then over to the club's male swimmers, Tim Lovelock, Warren Young, Rob Kidman and Zac Nash-Smith who gave solid performances over the following days.
Tim is always a fierce competitor and won three silver medals in the 18yrs and over category for 100m backstroke, 50m backstroke and 100m butterfly.
Long time club member and state country champion veteran, Warren, is consistently one swimmer all other competitors look out for as he has a strong record of medalling.
Wazza, as he is affectionately known around the club, took home well deserved silvers in the 1500m and 400m freestyle races.