Carnival gains 200 entrants

ROCKHAMPTON'S CQ Aquajets swim club is going the distance to host this year's annual two-day Tropical of Capricorn carnival at the south Rockhampton World War II Memorial Pool this weekend.

In hosting more than 200 swimmers from throughout Central Queensland this year's carnival is catering for both the sprinters and the longer distance swimmers.

Events included on the program are 400m and 200m individual medleys, 1500m and 800m freestyle and 200m events for different strokes.

For those who prefer to get in and get out as quickly as possible the Dash for Cash races are also expected to prove popular in the 10 years and under, 11-12 years, 13-14 years and open divisions.

CQ Aquajets club president Cyril Thomasson said they had all the events they would run at the upcoming State championships.

While Thomasson is happy with the range of events on offer he was also appreciative of the "good roll-up'' from local clubs.

"They're all returning in strength,'' Thomasson said.

Thomasson said this carnival was also a good opportunity for swimmers to get qualifying times for the State championships.

The championships are at Brisbane's Chandler pool from December 11-16.

Tropic of Capricorn competition starts at 8am on both Saturday and Sunday.



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