Eumundi swimmers go for gold – and green!

ALASDAIR SCOTT Whilst places in the Australian swim team for the Commonwealth Games were being contested in Brisbane last week, swimmers aged from five years were striving to do their very best in the final meet of this season’s Eumundi Swim Club.

Well done to our Club Swimmers for the month of March, Matthew Lewis and Chenoa Scott, who each received award towels, kindly donated by Eumundi Village Pharmacy. Amali Scott and Chanar Marks received pizza and drink awards as the Most Improved swimmers, courtesy of Papa Costa’s Pizza.  At the recent Wide Bay Championships in Bundaberg, Eumundi had 14 swimmers competing and there were plenty of medals and PBs, including a clean sweep in the Boys’ 11-years 100m Breastroke, with first, second and third claimed by Troy Carlson, Tane Carmont and Christopher Wynucwynski respectively. Troy was also the Wide Bay Boys 11-year Age Champion.  The club was represented by 22 swimmers at Cotton Tree for the Sunshine Coast Championships, with everyone doing well and a highlight being gold in the 14-year & under Boys’ 4 x 50m relay with Tane Carmont, 11, Matthew Lewis, 9, Pierce Ludvigsen, 12, and Zac Templeton, 14. Zac’s final leg provided a sensational finish to the day. Congratulations to Troy, Zac, Evan McLean and Lachie Constable, who all did exceptionally well at the Queensland School Championships, with silver medals for Troy and Evan and top 10 places for them all. With the enthusiasm and commitment shown by all our swimmers, one day, we may be watching a Eumundi swimmer compete for Green and Gold! Now that would be exciting!