1000 people hit pool

YEPPOON Aquatic Centre coach Greg Rogers watched the selection of swimmers from across the state at the Central Queensland Sprint Meet on a cool, overcast Saturday, January 14 at Cooee Bay Olympic Pool.

"There's over a thousand people here, that says it," he said.

 "Twenty-two clubs have come from the region, and it's possible because we have a 50-metre pool and it would be great to have it open all year. The western teams could come here during the winter."

 Yeppoon Aquatic Centre manager Helen Auriac said it was great for the area and she was pleased to see teams travelling from so far, especially the kids from Winton.

"It's great to see them again and there are some really lovely swimmers here," she said.

"But most of all I'm so glad it wasn't stinking hot."

Yeppoon Sharks coach Lyn Barrett happily nodded in agreement.

"The kids have been swimming great," she said.

Praising the local club and swimmers, Helen handed all applause for the well-organised and smooth running day to the Sharks Swimming Club.

"It's a credit to the club putting it all on.

"Everyone deserves a pat on the back. The Sharks did such an awesome job organising everything and every child has done a personal best," she said.



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