What a weekend of racing for the Carlile 10-12yrs swimmers. Not only did they capture Carlile’s 4th consecutive 10-12yrs State Title but they did it in style almost tripling the point score of second place to win by a margin of 839 points.
Whether it was a first time swim at state, a huge PB, a first time medal or top 10 results, a national qualifying time or the endless support shown to one another, there were too many great moments to recall.
The relays are always special and something Carlile continues to do exceptionally well in. The 10/U boys and girls relay teams deserve a lot of credit for how they swam, for most in these teams it was their first time swimming at state and overcame their nerves to swim some very fast times that on some instances were 3 seconds faster than their previous best ever. The boys even managed to win a silver and bronze medal in their two relays.
Almost half the events Carlile swimmers competed in resulted in a top 10 performance and an unbelievable 30% of swims resulted in medals. Congratulations to all those a part of medal winning relay teams and particular congratulations must go to our individual medal winners Nick Jennens, Mia Rolfe, Jade Garret, Logan Kaye, Pia Lenarduzzi, Annika Tonuri and Tyler Krenkels many of whom won multiple medals.
The team was very capably led by our two eldest swimmers at the meet Mia Rolfe and Nick Jennens who were terrific over the weekend. Mia won 6 medals (2G, 2S, 2B) and is now the NSW State Age Champion in the 100 and 200 Backstroke. Nick was in a league of his own as he put on an inspiring performance to win an amazing 10 gold medals and 1 silver medal, a truly remarkable achievement.
The meet was brilliantly capped off with both the boys and girls teams winning the 10×50 freestyle relays and it was fantastic to see all team members cheering on the pool side as they willed their team mates on. Particular congratulations to the girls who broke the record and actually swam a time faster than the boys… something no doubt the boys will be keen to try and reverse next year.
A huge congratulations to all 29 boys and girls who competed over the two days. Your performances were outstanding and you all showed that the future of the club certainly looks bright!
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