WELL DONE: Samuel and Cameron Sippel with their age champions prizes.
WELL DONE: Samuel and Cameron Sippel with their age champions prizes.

Club celebrates successful swim season

THE COVID-19 virus wasn’t going to stop the Biggenden Swimming Club from presenting swimmers with their awards for the 2019-2020 season.

The club’s presentation night planned for Tuesday, March 31 was a no-go after the pool was closed the Friday before due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Club president Kathy Spry said it was lucky the club had completed its championships.

Keeping social distancing in mind, Mrs Spry did a run-around and presented club members with their awards.

The youngsters were also given Easter eggs, which had been purchased for an Easter egg hunt at the club’s break-up.

Mrs Spry said she didn’t know what the future held for the club.

“We will just have to see what the situation is when its swimming season again,” she said.

“It was some of the members’ intentions to travel to Childers during the winter months as their pool is fully heated.”

AWARDS

Age champions: 6 years Cameron Sippel; 7 years Cameron Radel; 8 years Samuel Sippel; 9 years Rhianna Thomson; 10 years Sophia Radel; 11 years Charlie Loader; 12 years Madeleine Radel.

Other results for the 2019-2020 season:

Distance swimmer: open Madeleine Radel; junior Sophia Radel and Samuel Radel.

Most-improved distance swimmer: junior, Heath Radel; senior Sharlie Loader.

Most-improved swimmer: minor Logan Spry; junior Rhianna Thomson; senior Madeleine Radel.

Sharlie Loader with her winnings after being named age champion as well as most-improved distance swimmer of the Biggenden Swimming Club.
Sharlie Loader with her winnings after being named age champion as well as most-improved distance swimmer of the Biggenden Swimming Club.
Logan Spry shows off his certificate for most-improved swimming in his group at the Biggenden Swimming Club.
Logan Spry shows off his certificate for most-improved swimming in his group at the Biggenden Swimming Club.
Rhianna Thomson with her certificate for most-improved swimmer of her age group at the Biggenden Swimming Club.
Rhianna Thomson with her certificate for most-improved swimmer of her age group at the Biggenden Swimming Club.
Coach Shelley Whitaker with her gifts, given to show thanks for her support of the Biggenden Swimming Club during the 2019-2020 season.
Coach Shelley Whitaker with her gifts, given to show thanks for her support of the Biggenden Swimming Club during the 2019-2020 season.

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