The Trinity Lismore Swimming Club recently sent a team of 21 swimmers to Gunnedah in western NSW for the NSW Swimming Country Regional Championships. This carnival is where swimmers can qualify to compete at the Swimming NSW Championships which will be held at the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre at Homebush in February.
The 21 swimmers swam brilliantly over the two-day carnival where they returned with 126 medals in total including 54 gold, 43 silver and 29 bronze. Trinity Lismore was easily the championship club of the carnival.
A special mention needs to be made of some of the swimmers: 14-year-old Samantha McKenna, who has qualified for the Olympic trials to be held in Adelaide in March; 16-year old Sam Nilon, who qualified to compete at the NSW Swimming Open Championships; 12-year-old Alexander McKenna whoswam in 11 events and won gold everyone; 13-year-old Kalani Varcoe who achieved personal best times in all her swims and returned with numerous medals; 11-year-old Shania Mclean and 10-year-old Keisha Stewart who swam exceptionally well and qualified for the NSW Country Championships to be held at Sydney.
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