INNISFAIL Red Devils Club had an impressive return to competitive swimming with some outstanding results and efforts by its young swimmers.
This was the first season training under Head Coach, Nick Cook, and the club forged ahead despite COVID-19.
At the start of the season, there were 32 swimmers, which increased to 45 by its end.
Of the club’s 45 swimmers, 15 competed and produced some outstanding individual and team performances.
Their first event saw the club’s largest number of swimmers for the year competing in the Malanda Short Course Christmas meet.
Swimmers had a total of 87 individual events and achieved 21 firsts and seconds, 28 thirds and 16 PB’s.
Team members participated in the FNQ Long Course Championships which was the final competitive event for the season.
Nine swimmers attended the two-day meet in February at Smithfield’s Bi-Centennial Pool.
Innisfail Red Devils’ swimmers competed in 54 individual and seven relay events, with six firsts, one second and four thirds.
In the 8 & Over and 12 & Over Mixed Freestyle Medleys, Innisfail finished fourth in the first relay swam by an Innisfail team for an awfully long time.
Multiple swimmers finished in fourth place in their events, none more agonisingly close than Kari Cini who finished .1 second behind the third place getter in the 50m Backstroke.
The club enjoyed an 87% success rate of PB swims, with Baylee and Kodi Worth, Eva Masina and Noah Cook swimming PB’s in every individual event they entered.
For the first time, Masina went sub 40 sec in the 50m Freestyle.
Eden Cini and Neena Curzon took out third place respectively in their Girls 12 year old and Girls 10 year old age champions.
Both girls qualified for the Peninsula School swim team, and Cini represented Peninsula in Brisbane.
Cini swam the 50m Freestyle and Backstroke, 100m Freestyle and Backstroke, for three PB’s and gained a wealth of experience.
Last month, the club held their end of season awards presentation at the Innisfail Town Pool.
Club members took part in the inaugural ‘Devils Dash’, an 11 stage obstacle course race where small teams tested their skills and endurance.
Individual swimmers used strategy in the finale of It’s a Knockout’ competition as they aimed to improve their personal best times and become the club’s most improved swimmer.
Awards were as follows:
T & L Solinas Trophy – Best Competitive Effort 10 & Under: Neena Curzon
O Simeon Trophy – Best Competitive Effort 12 & Under Boy: Noah Cook
Raebon Trophy – Best Competitive Effort 12 & Under Girl: Eden Cini
President’s Trophy – Most Improved Competitive Swimmer 10 & Under: Neena Curzon
IBS Trophy – Most Improved Competitive Swimmer 11 & Over: Eden Cini
Cyclone Cup – It’s a Knockout Winner: Leah Peake
Devil’s Dash: Daisy Conroy, Kodi Worth, Isabelle Peake and Noah Rossi
Junior swimmers, Eden Cini, and Neena Curzon (Bronze level), Charlotte Cook, Dean Kelleher, Eva Masina, Kodi Worth, and Latoya Ambrum (Blue level) achieved Bio Island Junior Excellence results this season.
Innisfail Red Devils Club looks forward to members returning to the pool in September.
It can assist anyone looking to improve their fitness, a better technique, or that elusive age champion win.
For further information, please visit Innisfail Red Devils Swimming Squad Facebook page, or send an email: email@example.com.
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