Beerwah masters dominate the pool

By Kirra Livingstone

THE Beerwah Swim Fit Masters team have placed eighth in the Noosa Masters Long Course Meet, while one competitor broke a Queensland masters record.

25 teams from across south-east Queensland competed at Noosa on September 24, including the Beerwah team which was made up of five ladies.

Among those, Beerwah Swim Fit master’s swimmer Lene won all five of her races on the day and broke the Queensland 100m butterfly record by two seconds, completing it in 1.10.65.

Kylie also won all of her five races; Danelle got two first places and three second places; Davina placed first, second and third in her races; and Jo placed second and fourth.

Beerwah Masters swimmer Kylie Therese said the team’s results were so good, their national rankings after the Noosa Long Course Meet speaks for themselves.

“Lene is placed number one in Australia for the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 100m butterfly, and the rest of us have all scored in the top 10 or top 20 in everything,” she said.

Therese told GC&M News the team are quite proud of themselves, due to the size of their club compared to others.

“We’ve all been sitting here, and we can’t believe it,” she said.

“We are one of the smallest swimming clubs, so that’s another reason why we were so proud of that.”