Gympie Gold Fins had fun competing at the Cooloola Crocs swimming carnival at Tin Can Bay on the weekend.
Gympie Gold Fins had fun competing at the Cooloola Crocs swimming carnival at Tin Can Bay on the weekend. Contributed

Young guns in titles hit-out

GYMPIE Gold Fins swimmers had a top weekend at the Cooloola Crocs carnival at Tin Can Bay.

Gold Fins' coach Libby Manthey summed up the event by saying there were "lots of medals and lots of fun" on the day.

Swimmers including 14-year-old swimmer Ajay Toffoli stole the show, breaking two records for the 50m breaststroke and medley.

Also in the spotlight were the club's newest competitors, who used the local competition as a chance to test the competition waters.

"Lots of new kids swam," Manthey said.

She said it was a good meet for new competitors to get their bearings.

"It's a really nice carnival," Manthey said of the event staged by the Cooloola Crocs swimming club.

The event provided prime practice for Gold Fins competitors heading to the state sprint championships this weekend, many of whom have pushed through with their training despite the flooding of the club's regular spot at Gympie Memorial Pool.

The swimmers trained at both Gympie State High School and Deep Blue Aquatic Centre, and were very appreciative of the facilities.

The state sprint titles will be held in Brisbane this weekend.

Gympie Times


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