By ALASDAIR SCOTT
GOING for a swim before the sun comes up in the middle of winter may not appeal to many, but it is indicative of the dedication and commitment shown by a number of youngsters that this is the norm at Eumundi at 5.30am, Monday to Friday.
The ‘Super Squad’ started their competitive swims at Matthew Flinders last weekend. Representing Eumundi and selected for the Wide Bay ‘Super’ Camp were Lily Harvey, Zac Templeton, Evan McLean, Lachlan Constable, Tenaya Carmont, Pierce Ludvigsen, Christopher Wnuczynski and Kaitlyn Walker.
Congratulations to Richard McLean, who has been chosen as the coach to travel with the Wide Bay team to New Zealand at the end of August. One of the factors in Richard’s selection for this role was the wonderful display of team spirit shown at swim meets by the club.
Congratulations too for Zac Templeton. Zac has been invited to swim on the Wide Bay team. Their motto for this year is 10 days, two meets, two countries, one team! Zac will compete at Queensland Short Course and then travel to New Zealand to train and compete in early September.
Congratulations also goes to Troy Carlson who recently broke a Queensland record at Chandler. Troy set a new record of 14.01 in the 11 years boys 25m butterfly. He missed out on the 50m ‘fly record by 0.46 of a second. This is the first Queensland record for a Eumundi Swim Club member. Troy is in Melbourne this week, competing at the Nationals for School Swimming and has the support of all the Super Squad and the Eumundi club. Troy is beginning to reap the rewards of his devotion to the sport and is looking forward to a lie in this week.