THE City of Orange Swim Club had nine swimmers qualify to compete at the NSW Country Championships at Sydney’s Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on February 23 and 24.
There were several good performances at the championships. They included Lucy Nagle’s bronze medal in the 10 years and under 100m backstroke.
Lucy’s great effort certainly gave the rest of the team something to cheer about.
At the completion of the first session on the first day all teams from various swimming clubs throughout the state took part in the traditional march around the pool.
The City of Orange swimmers dressed up as super heros with orange capes and black masks.
The parade was certainly a highlight of the weekend, and will be memorable for all involved for years to come.
This was the first time Jessica Goodlock and Sally Uttley had competed in the NSW Country Championships.
It is a great achievement for Jess and Sally to qualify for a carnival of this level in individual events.
Graicen Fitzalyn and Emma Tyrie also made their debut to the championships and joined with Marnie Lenehan and Tara Nagle to complete the 13-14 years medley relay.
All girls formed a great team and together managed to finish in the top 20, taking seconds off their entry time.
The 12 years and under relay team was made up of Millie Lenehan, Lucy Nagle, Sally Uttley and Zali Nagle.
These girls qualified to swim in two relay events.
In the 200m medley relay they finished 12th overall, and the girls managed to finish an impressive eighth in the 200m freestyle relay.
The relays were a very exciting part of the weekend and certainly proved that the team spirit of the City of Orange Swim Club is well and truly alive.
Congratulations to Marnie Lenehan, Millie Lenehan, Tara Nagle, Zali Nagle and Lucy Nagle who all qualified for several individual events and the relay teams.
These girls did themselves proud by finishing in the top quarter of most of their events.
The City of Orange Swim Club have swimmers who have been selected to swim in the Speedo Sprint Series in Homebush and the James Brophy Memorial Meet in Canberra as part of the Mountains and Plains team.
These events are coming up soon. Swimmers are persisting with their training regimes in preparation for these meets.
Many other swimmers from the club have performed exceptionally well in recent school carnivals around the area.
We have many swimmers being awarded champion or runners-up awards.
We wish all swimmers well who have made it through to the next levels.