Mudgee Indoor Swimmers attended carnivals in Bathurst and Wellington over the last few weeks, with a total of 19 swimmers competing in the regionals.
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A handful of the swimmers also secured impressive national and country qualifying times, as well as a huge number of personal best times.
Macy Morley led the team at the regionals, taking three new national qualifying times, 100m freestyle in 59.7, 100 backstroke in 1:07.8 and 100 butterfly in 1:04.7, while Luke Beckingham upgraded two new national times, the 100m breaststroke (1:09.1) and 200m breaststroke (2:32.21).
At the carnivals Imogen Kearins had nine swims total, heading home with six first place finishes, two seconds and a lone third. Her best recorded time was in the 400m freestyle, when she saw 5:32.5, and 200m freestyle when she swam 2:27.11 – a seven second personal best improvement.
Lily Jessiman narrowly missed out on a national qualifying time for her race in the 100m breast stroke – it evaded her by just a single second.
Xanthe Forrester also netted a hat-trick of firsts, as well as two second place finishes and a third, and left the carnivals with four country qualifying times. Her best race time was in the 200m backstroke, when she recorded 2:52.8, a 17 second personal best.
The fastest improving junior at the events, Anthea Kearins, swam eight times in the regionals and put up eight clean personal bests, with the most impressive breaks coming in the 100m backstroke (8 seconds) and the 100m breaststroke (7 seconds).
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