Gympie swimmer cements himself as one of nation's best
SWIMMING: Teenage swim sensation Troy Carlson has confirmed his place as one of the best up and coming athletes in Australia after a solid showing at the National Swimming Titles in Brisbane last week.
The sprint specialist stood on the podium twice after claiming silver in the 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly.
Training out of Eummundi, the James Nash student said he is looking forward to some time off after a hectic couple of months which has seen him medal at regional, state and national level swim meets.
Speaking with The Gympie Times after the Chandler championships, Carlson said while he was happy with his performance, there is room for improvement.
" It is always exciting to get on the podium at a national meet,” he said.
"I was happy with some of my swims,
but others I am looking forward to improving on.”
"I will slowly ease back into training after I take three weeks off to get ready to represent Queensland at the National School Swimming Championships in Adelaide in December,” he said.
Carlson also finished a respectable 29th overall in the 200m freestyle.
In other swimming news, fellow Sunshine Coast based swimmers Chelsea Gubecka, Jack Brazier and Liam Schluter will head to Perisher in the coming weeks for a high-altitude camp before the FINA World Championships at Budapest in mid-July.
Led by renowned coach Michael Sage, Brazier and Gubecka will represent Australia in the open water 10km races. Schluter booked his ticket to Hungary after he broke the Australian S14 400m freestyle record to claim multi-class gold, also enjoying success in the 200m freestyle.