A stroke of success for the Mudgee Indoor Swimming carnival as swimmers from all over the region took to the water, with MIS racking up some of the best times.
In what was considered an event host to a pool of fierce competitors, 12 of 70 event carnival records were broken including the 800m freestyle record, broken by Mudgee’s Imogen Kearins in a new time of 11 minutes flat.
Mudgee Indoor took home 31 first places with swimmers of all ages reaping the blue ribbon.
Mudgee Indoor Swimming club president, Andrew Kearins says in true fashion, no swimmer put in any less than 100 per cent on the day which in the end, was the recipe for success.
“They all put in 100 per cent effort and pulled out some great results,” he said.
The swimmers were all very keen which made for a great day.Andrew Kearins
Some swimmers who deserve a mention include Nate atkinson (12 years) 9 x 1st including four personal best times, Imogen Kearins (15 years) 8 x 1st place, Tom Hawkins 4 x 1st, Xanthe Forrester, Kelly Constable, Freddy May, William Jessiman (8 years) 2 x 1st in 50m backstroke and freestyle, Mabel Keightley (8 years) 1st and a personal best in 50m freestyle, James Stanley (6 years), Isla Forrester (6 years), Emerson Colley (8 years).
Swimmers from Coonamble, Warren, Dubbo, Bathurst, Nyngan, Coolah, Kandos, Dunedoo, Scone, Wellington and Lithgow took part in the smoothly run event.
“It was a great day and things ran smoothly thanks to a lot of help from all of the volunteers hence why we were set up in good time, taking off bang on 8.30,” Kearins said.
Swimmers took to the mound in hopes of achieving a fast enough qualifying time to get to the NSW Country Championships to be held in the next calendar year.
“It’s great to come first place but at the end of the day, it’s about getting that qualifying time,” Kearins said.
We really appreciate all of the support from the sponsors, and the council had the pool looking fantastic too so we appreciate all the efforts the pool staff go to make sure these things go well.Andrew Kearins
On Sunday, the Mudgee Swimmers made the trek to Warren where they were crowned with more success.
The Mudgee Indoor Swimming Carnival took place on Sunday, November 25, 2018.