Gloucester swimmers celebrate personal bests

Gloucester Thunderbolts Swimming Club swimmers celebrate their achievements at the end of round one. Photo supplied
Gloucester Thunderbolts Swimming Club swimmers celebrate their achievements at the end of round one. Photo supplied

Gloucester Thunderbolts Swimming Club has recently completed round one of the regular swimming season and has take time out to celebrate its achievements.

The club runs three rounds, that run for around five to six weeks, throughout the season before heading into the championships.

Swimmers are awarded points during the rounds based on their own individual results in achieving personal bests (PBs).

The top 10 for round one results are as follows:

Boys – 1st Caiden Wakefield, 2nd Hamish Wakefield and 3rd Ryan Latimore

Girls – 1st Danieka Wakefield, 2nd Olivia Kearney  and 3rd Emily Kearney 

The 100m Freestyle record was last broken by Kate Shanley in 1987, Emily Kearney broke Kate's record by 55 seconds.

The 100m Freestyle record was last broken by Kate Shanley in 1987, Emily Kearney broke Kate's record by 55 seconds.

Emily Kearney has had a great start to the season, breaking 22 records only eight weeks into the 2017/2018 season. She has broken 13 records over the five strokes and has then re-broken nine of her own records.

Emily holds the 12-year-old records in the 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metre freestyle; 50 and 100m breaststroke; 50 and 200m backstroke; 50m Butterfly and the 200 and 400m individual medley.

On December 13, she heads to Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre to compete in the NSW 12 years and under State Age Championships, where she hopes to achieve a PB in the 50m freestyle, so she qualifies to compete at the NSW National Prep Meet held in March 2018. Emily’s only 22 seconds off achieving this.