Caribeae second-top in australia

SWIMMING: Caribeae Swimming Club can't complain that it's not one of the top swimming clubs in Australia.

The club barely missed out on the 2009 Australian Unity Club of the Year Award at the Telstra Swimmer of the Year Awards at Parliament House on Wednesday night.

Caribeae now stands as the second-top for the second year in the row, with Sydney University snapping up the award. But as the only Queensland club, it's something to be proud of.

Vice president of Caribeae Swimming Club Margret Milburn said that although they were a little disappointed it was still a wonderful accomplishment to be named second-best.

Milburn represented the club at the awards with Jodie Shanks.

“We were a little disappointed,” she said.

But Milburn said to be named second proved that the club was operating in the right way.

“We are absolutely proud, we know what we are doing is right and beneficial to the kids, so we are just going to keep on going,” she said.

She said it was a great achievement to be recognised against the other big clubs, and also representing the only club in Queensland.

“We actually were congratulated because we were the only Queensland club.”

“It was fabulous night, especially to be there with all the top swimmers.”

The club's top priority will continue to be with its swimmers, providing them with the best possible program.

The Telstra Swimmer of the Year award went to Jessicah Schipper, who also took home the Swimmers' Swimmer of the Year and People's Choice Award.



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