LAST WEEK, seven Cannonvale Cannons participated at the 2022 McDonald’s Queensland Championships, in Brisbane.
The Cannons thoroughly enjoyed representing the club and the region in the relays.
Tora Delac, Holly Perrin, Remy Hedges and Tiana Bell swam an awesome time of 2.03.62 in the Girls’ 16 years and Under Freestyle relay.
Jacob Dewis, Jy Parkinson, Remy Hedges and Holly Perrin swam in the Cannons’ Open Mixed Freestyle relay.
They swam an excellent time of 1.49.87. Jacob Dewis and Jy Parkinson were selected to compete in the NQ 15 years and over Male Medley Relay. They were very excited with their silver medal.
Coach Mark Erickson was very pleased and proud of all the Cannons and their achievements.
During the first few days of the championships, Jy Parkinson, aged 17, competed in six events and made four finals.
Jy won a bronze medal for his 100m Backstroke in a time of 58.93 and a silver medal for his 200m Backstroke in a time of 2.08.78. Jy made the final for 50m Backstroke and came 5th in Queensland.
He also made the finals for 100m Butterfly and came 6th. Unfortunately, Jy had to pull out of his last few events due to a shoulder injury.
Jacob Dewis, also aged 17, swam very well in his 50m and 100m Butterfly. Holly Perrin, aged 15, swam a super 50m Backstroke and 50m Butterfly.
She swam a 0.88sec PB in her Backstroke. Jacob Bell, aged 15, swam a big program of six events.
Even though he swam PBs in his 50m events, his best swims placing 3rd and 5th in Queensland, were his 1500m Freestyle and 800m Freestyle.
He was surprised with his bronze medal in the 1500m.
Remy Hedges, aged 14, competed in four individual events, 200m IM, 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke.
Her best swims were her 50m Breaststroke with a 0.1sec PB and her 200m Breaststroke, which placed her 1st reserve for the final.
Tora Delac, aged 12, swam a terrific 50m Freestyle in 32.04s.
Congratulations to all the Cannons in the State Team!