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Swimmers dash for cash in Gympie

DASH FOR CASH: Gympie Goldfins’ swimmer Lucy Connolly will be one of many Gympie swimmers hoping for medals and cash at today’s Gympie Gold Rush Sprint Meet.
DASH FOR CASH: Gympie Goldfins’ swimmer Lucy Connolly will be one of many Gympie swimmers hoping for medals and cash at today’s Gympie Gold Rush Sprint Meet. Tanya Easterby

MORE than 300 competitors from around south-east Queensland will make the trip today for the biggest event on Gympie's swimming calendar.

Gates open at the Memorial Pool at 7.30 this morning for the annual Gold Rush Sprint Meet, with the Gympie Gold Fins to go up against clubs from as far as Brisbane to the south and Bundaberg to the north.

"Gympie locals are welcome to come down and support your swimming club and see some fantastic racing," Gold Fins publicity officer Kylie Long said.

"We're looking forward to some fast racing, and our Dash for Cash events will award prizes of $50 for first, $30 for second and $20 for third.

"A carnival of this size doesn't happen without the support of our sponsors, club members and volunteers to assist in various roles throughout the day to make this event successful.

"Next year will be the club's 40th Gold Rush Meet so we are very excited about that as well."

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