Gympie Goldfin swimmers Scott Gear and Daniel Allen are in training for the State Championships.
Gympie Goldfin swimmers Scott Gear and Daniel Allen are in training for the State Championships. Craig Warhurst

Swimmers put in hard yards

SCOTT Gear and Daniel Allen may be on holidays, but that hasn’t slowed down their training in the pool.

In fact, the duo has lifted its work rate in an attempt to medal at next weekend’s Queensland Swimming Championships.

The Goldfin swimmers have been training morning, noon and night, five times a week, to get in peak physical condition.

The boys will taper their training this week to freshen up for the meet.

David Lee will join them at the titles swimming in the multiclass (athletes with a disability) 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m individual medley.

Allen is competing in the 15yrs boys 100m backstroke, and 200m backstroke; while Gear is competing in the 15yrs boys 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, and 200m individual medley.

Scott has also qualified for and will compete in the open men’s 100m butterfly.

Gear has also been selected in the Wide Bay regional relay teams (freestyle and medley) for the 16yrs and under age group, as well as the open mens. He is swimming the butterfly leg in both medley relays.

The relays are held on the first day of competition at the Queensland Championships. Gear is hoping to carry over his good form from the Gympie Gold Rush swimming carnival, where he was the first local open male to win the event in nearly 20 years.

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