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TGS Tops State Swimming Championships

Toowoomba Grammar Swimming Club has been ranked Queensland’s leading regional swimming club following the results of the Queensland Swimming Championships at Chandler, Brisbane from 14-20 December.

TGS had a team of 52 swimmers and recorded 77 personal bests from 102 swims with 14 swimmers qualifying for 45 finals.

Sixteen of the TGS contingent have qualified for National Championships; Dylan Stevens, Isabelle Mason, Naia Anderson and Isaac Cooper will compete at the Open Nationals, while Isaac Cooper, William Salmond, Mitchell Crook, Keeleigh Cauley-Gleeson, Henry Reardon, Josephine Illing, Isabella Kings, Zac Reid, Rosy Ryan, Charlie Schoorl, Jude Youens, Sienna Deurloo will represent Toowoomba at the Age Nationals in Perth in April.

Many other TGS swimmers are very close and still have three months to get National Qualifying Times.

The Queensland Swimming Championships is one of the biggest swim meets in the southern hemisphere with many international competitors participating.

The TGS results include:

Isaac Cooper lead the way winning three gold medals in the Men’s 15yrs 100m Backstroke (new Queensland Record), 200m Backstroke and the 50m Freestyle. He also swam a time of 25.80 for the Men’s 15yrs 50 m Backstroke in the Medley Relay. This time was the fastest ever by an Australian 15 year old. Isaac also won silver in the 200m Individual Medley, finished 6th in the 100 Butterfly and 10th in the 100m Freestyle.

Josephine Illing also won three gold medals in the Girl’s 12yrs 200m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle and 800m Freestyle. Josephine also finished second in the 400m Individual Medley, 4th in the 200m Breaststroke, 6th in the 200m Backstroke and 7th in the 200m Individual Medley.

Isabelle Mason won gold in the 17yrs Women’s 200m Butterfly, 2nd in the 100m Backstroke, 2nd in the 400m Freestyle, 3rd in the 100m Butterfly and 6th in the Open 200m Butterfly.

Jude Youens won gold in the Men’s 14yrs 100m Butterfly, silver in the 100m Freestyle, silver in the 100m Backstroke and 4th in the 200m Freestyle.

William Salmond won bronze in the Men’s 15yrs 100m Butterfly and finished 6th in the 100m Backstroke.

Charlie Schoorl finished a very close 4th in the Men’s 16yrs 200m Individual Medley, 5th in the 100m Butterfly, 7th in both the 100m and 200m Backstroke events.

Dylan Stevens finished with a silver in the Men’s Open 800m Freestyle, and 3rd in the Men’s Open 400m Freestyle.

Isabella Kings finished 4th in the Women’s 13yrs 100m Breaststroke and 7th in the 200m Breaststroke.

Naia Anderson was 4th in the Women’s 16yrs 200m Butterfly, 6th in the 1500m Freestyle, 7th in the 200m Individual Medley, 9th in the 200m Backstroke and 10th in the 800m Freestyle.

Zac Reid was 6th in the Men’s 15yrs 200m Butterfly.

William Retallick made two finals finishing 6th in both the 100m and 200m Backstroke.

Keeleigh Cauley-Gleeson placed 8th in both her finals, the Women’s 14yrs 200m Individual Medley and the 100m Butterfly.

Juert Eerkens finished 8th in the Men’s 13yrs 100m Backstroke.

Rosy Ryan finished 9th in the Women’s 13yrs 400m Freestyle.

Four Toowoomba Grammar relay teams also finished in the top 10. They were:

Boys 14 and under Freestyle relay team – 4th

Boys 14 and under Medley Relay Team – 6th

Boys 16 and under Freestyle Relay Team – 9th

Boys 16 and under Medley Relay Team – 8th