Swimming North Coast members compete at Australian Age Championships

Ethan Blockey.

SWIMMING North Coast members have achieved top results at the Australian Age and Multi Class Age Championships on the Gold Coast.

Swimming North Coast had 40 competitors take part in the nine-day event from 6-14 April, including ten Multi Class

Macksville Swimming Club’s Ethan Blockey was the most successful Swimming North Coast member in the Multi Class events.

He finished second in the 100m backstroke, and third in the 200m medley, 100m breaststroke and 100m butterfly.

He also came fourth in the 200m freestyle, fifth in the 50m freestyle, and 11th overall in the B final of the 100m freestyle.

Coffs Harbour Swimming Club’s Rose-Anna Herden finished seventh in the 200m medley, fifth in the 100m freestyle, and fifth in the 100m breaststroke.

Coffs Harbour Swimming Club’s Lily Bourne finished seventh in the 50m breaststroke, with Lily-Grace Herden finishing tenth in the 50m freestyle, and Amelia Moore tenth in the 200m medley.

Swimming North Coast publicity officer Faye Rowles said the young swimmers had a great meet against the best in Australia.

“It was a massive event with over 9,000 competitors, and only three other venues in Australia can accommodate this event,” she said.

“Swimmers from all over Australia strive to gain qualifying times to enter.

“It was a fabulous result for our band of swimmers.”


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