Troy Carlson shatters Bundy 200m butterfly record
SWIMMING: Former Gympie Gold Fins swimmer Troy Carlson continued to shine above the region's best at the weekend's City of Charm swimming carnival at Bundaberg.
Carlson, 11, now swimming for Eumundi, found success in all of his races with the 200m butterfly the standout. In his second time racing what is described as one of the hardest events in swimming, Carlson carved the water in a new record time.
Hitting the wall in a time of 2.44, Carlson wiped the previous Bundaberg record by more than three seconds. The victory mean he qualified for the Queensland championships to be held in December.
Troy's mother Rachael said Troy was nervous before the event but was happy with the result.
"Obviously it's daunting to swim a 200m butterfly especially because it was the final race of the carnival," she said.
"Although he was nervous, he had a great swim and he had a smile on his face after the race."
Carlson will return to training ahead of the Queensland Age Championships in December.