It has been an exciting few weeks in the pool for Parkes Sharks with plenty more to come in March.
School carnivals have kept our officials and swimmers busy, with some excellent results and selections into the next level of competition.
In Mountains and Plains action, Bailey, Blake and Matty Price, along with Meg Skinner competed at the recent Tottenham short 33m course carnival. Bailey achieved three second places and a third, Blake five first places and two seconds, Matty six first places and a second. Meg Skinner enjoyed the short course by taking a whopping 17 seconds off her time for the 100m freestyle. From the Lachlan Trials held last Friday, the following Parkes Sharks swimmers were selected to attend the Western PSSA carnival in Dubbo on 12th March: Quinn Kriedemann, Savannah Latu, Finlay Quince, Lily Phillips, Timmy Longhurst, Marcus Skinner, Chelsea McMaster, Meg Skinner, Charlotte Orr, Eamon Moody, Katie Forbes and Clara Rice.
The Parkes Public Girls Junior 4×50 freestyle relay and the Parkes East Girls Senior 4 x 50 freestyle relay teams also qualified.
The competition in Dubbo will be to qualify for the State PSSA carnival in Sydney on 31st March.
In the Catholic Schools competition, KhanJackson qualified to swim in the Sydney Carnival after achieving four first places and a second.
Entries for the Christian Schools Sports Association haven’t been finalised yet, however Samuel Quince, Walter Smeaton, William Ellis, Nicole Ellis and Kelly Ellis are expected to advance, with Kelly taking out the Boys 11 years point score.
At a club level, training has been continuing with the club championships only two weeks away on 20th March.
By Jay Quince