Glennie girls make a Splash!

25 August 2017

Last weekend Glennie swimmers Abigail Schoorl, Caitlin Lipp, Keeleigh Cauley-Gleeson, Lily Rowe, Caitlin Crook and Yinte Eerkens qualified for the Queensland Short Course Championships in Brisbane.

This qualifying meet had over 1,000 swimmers aged from 11 years to Open who had to have set qualifying times in order to attend.

Congratulations girls on the following results:

  • Caitlin Lipp - a top 20 finish for 200m Freestyle and 100m Freestyle.
  • Lily Rowe - Just outside top 20 for 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke.
  • Caitlin Crook - Top 20 finishes in 50m and 100m in age and open Backstroke events. A top 10 finish in Women's Open 50m Backstroke  
  • Keeley Cauley-Gleeson - Top 20 finishes in 50m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly and Individual Medley. A top 10 finish in 50m Backstroke. A special mention goes to Keeleigh who has broken three Darling Downs records in Backstroke and Butterfly at recent swim meets!
  • Abigail Schoorl - Top 10 finishes in 50m Freestyle, Open Women's 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly. Abigail also placed 1st in 100m Backstroke, 2nd in 200m Backstroke and 2nd in 50m Backstroke.
  • Yinte Eerkens - 2nd in 50m Breast stroke, 4th in 100 Breaststroke, 6th in 50m Open Breaststroke. She came 9th in the 50m Backstroke, 13th in the 50m Butterfly and was just outside the top 20 in the Open 50m Freestyle.

If you enjoy swimming and are looking to join others who love to swim, The Glennie Gators will hold their first swimming club night next Tuesday, 29 August at 5.30pm at the Glennie Aquatic Centre.  All girls who can swim 25m unassisted are welcome to join the club. Members as young as five years old are welcome! Club nights offer a great opportunity to swim against your own times, get some race practice and meet other swimmers from all over the region. For more information, contact the Glennie Swimming Club:

Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert, Glennie Swimming Club President


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