Schatzman to star in the pool at state level

Makaylah Schatzman.

BOWRAVILLE Central School (BCS) Year 8 student Makaylah Schatzman has gone from strength to strength in the pool this term, breaking five long standing records at her school carnival.

One of these, the 50m butterfly, was held by former student and current BCS staff member, Lisa McKay, who set the record in 1986.

After succeeding at District level, Makaylah progressed to the North Coast Carnival in Alstonville where she was entered into five events but decided to pull out of the 100m Butterfly due to shoulder trouble.

Despite the injury, Makaylah took out 1st in the 50m freestyle, 2nd in the 100m Freestyle (with a new personal best), 4th in the 100m Breastroke (another personal best) and 4th in the 200m Individual Medley.

“Makaylah trains with Renee Pickvance at Macksville Pool and competes in weekend club competitions with the Macksville Marlins,” said Megan Cochrane, Community Liaison Officer, Bowraville Central School.

“This is only her second season training and competing.

“This high achieving, hard working athlete is now off to the NSW CHS State Swimming Carnival in Sydney early next term.

“This will be her first time competing at this level.

“Bowraville Central School would like to congratulate Makaylah and wish her all the best for the state carnival.”

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