RELAY RECORD SETTERS: Kinross’ 12 and under girls’ relay team of Amelia Hinrichsen, Gabby Shilling, Collette Lyons, Georgie Geyer broke Mountains and Plains medley and freestyle records. Photo: CONTRIBUTEDFor the first time since the NSW Swimming Mountains and Plains Area Championship’s inception, Kinross Wolaroi School was crowned champions on the back of an enormous showing in Lithgow last week.
In a field of 350, Kinross’ 40 swimmers accumulated almost 1000 points –points are received for championship swims, open events and distance swims –with every swimmer contributing valuable points.
The school’s individual swimmers and teams came away with a myriad of awards and records too, namely Ethan Crisp, Oliver McLaughlin, Josie Gillham and Max Keown, who competed in their 1500 metre races in the name of earning the team some extra points.
On top of that, Kinross also competed for the Touzell Memorial Shield, a 10x50m freestyle relay event made up of non-representative swimmers.
Each team receives a nominated time, the shield is awarded to the side which swims closest to that time. Kinross was given 6.15as a nominated time and swam 6.16.58 –a difference of just one 1.58 seconds.
Ten of Kinross’ guns claimed age champion titles, in Collette Lyons (11 years), Amelia Hinrichsen (12 years), OIiver McLaughlin (13 years), Zoe Keown (14 years), Jade Browne and Ben Gillham (15 years), Georgia Lewis (16 years), Thomas Geyer and Josie Gillham (17 years) and Brandon Fraser (18 years).
Eight of Kinross’ swimmers set a combined 27 individual records too, with Josie Gillham setting six on her own. Brandon Fraser and Collette Lyons also set five records each.
The two-blues’ 12 and under girls’ medley, 12 and under girls’ freestyle, women’s open medley, women’s open freestyle, men’s open medley and men’s open freestyle teams also set records in their races.
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