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TGS Swimmer Smashes Records at Nationals

Toowoomba Grammar Swimming Club member, Isaac Cooper has made a splash at a national level.

The fifteen year-old was selected to represent Queensland in the 40-member team competing at the State Teams Challenge national meet in Canberra from 4-6 October. The selection followed Isaac’s top results at the Queensland Short Course Championships in Brisbane in August.

Isaac competed in eight events at the nationals for an incredible eight PBs! His best result was the 50m backstroke where he won a silver medal and broke the Queensland Short Course record in the process with a time of 25.37. He also won silver in the 100m backstroke (55.85) and the 200m backstroke (2:02.07). His other individual PBs were in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly.

Isaac also played an integral role in three relay events with PBs in all of them and his team winning the 8 x 50m freestyle relay, taking silver in the 4 x 100m medley relay and bronze in the 4 x 100m freestyle.

There’s no rest for the ‘super fish’, with training well underway for the Queensland Long Course Championships to be held at Chandler, Brisbane in December.

The Toowoomba Grammar Swim School had 19 swimmers attend the State Long Course Preparation meet in Brisbane on 5-6 Oct as part of the lead in to the State Championships and the team recorded an impressive 31 PBs at the trials, which augurs well for the December competition.

There is a number of other preparation carnivals over the coming week including the Queensland Open Water Championships at Lake Kawana on 19 October which involves swimming distances ranging from 2.5km to 10km, the Toowoomba Open at Milne Bay on 2 November and the Queensland Long Course Preparation in Brisbane on 9-10 November.