Emily achieves stellar results

Olivia and Emily Kearney

Olivia and Emily Kearney

Gloucester swimmer, Emily Kearney achieved outstanding results during Swimming North Coast (SNC) Short Course Championships held on June 17 and 18. 

The event was held across two venues, the northern part at South Tweed and the southern part at Forster.

All times were merged to achieve a result in each event.

A total of 47 championship records were broken, 15 of these were overall records and in the multi class section 62 championships records fell, 36 of these were overall. At Forster entries are up on last year with 804 entries. The clubs include Gloucester, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Laurieton, Macksville, Forster, Port Macquarie, Wingham, Wauchope, Grafton and Taree.

Emily brought home the following titles:

  • Third place in 12 yrs 50 SC metre backstroke multi age, time of 37.65 
  • Second place in 12 yrs 50 SC metre breaststroke multi age, time 44.80
  • Third place in 12 yrs 100 SC metre breaststroke multi age, time 1:36.84 
  • Third place in 12 yrs 50 SC metre butterfly multi age, time 37.02 
  • Third place in 12 yrs 100 SC metre IM multi age, time 1:25.

The club point score changes hands this year with Port Macquarie club having a massive lead over Forster in second place and Trinity Lismore third. Minor placings were Lismore Workers, Coffs Harbour, Twin Towns, Macksville, Kingscliff, Grafton and SRT.

Age champions: Boys: nine years Finn Pengelly, 10 yrs Harry Kilburn 11yrs Bailey Whitton, 12yrs Toby Campbell, 13yrs Adam Grant.,14 yrs Nicholas Welch, 15 yrs Dane Jeffery, 16 yrs Isaac Huxley,17yrs Charlie Steel, Multi Class Jack Agland. Girls: nine yrs Alanna Bromhead,10 yrs Leah Pcikvance, 11 yrs Lilly Geddes,12 yrs Amber Borthwick,13 yrs Tayla Hall, 14 yrs Lauryn Bromhead, 15 yrs Grace Bannon, 16 yrs Jessica Grant, 17 yrs Jesse Wilkes, Multi Class Madeline Goodridge.