Gracemere girls smash their PBs

THERE is little that pleases a swimming coach more than when his or her squad members achieve a personal best (PB) and Gracemere Swimming Club head coach Terry Phelan is no exception.

Phelan had squad members from Gracemere Swimming Club training hard throughout the winter but they received their reward recently when four of the squad competed in the Brisbane Spring Sprint Meet.

“The meet is held at the Chandler Aquatic Complex which is a big step up from the pools that they have been swimming in during the winter.

“It's also a good opportunity for them to swim with kids from the large Brisbane clubs”.

Phelan was surprised by the performances of his swimmers so early in the season.

“Rachel Lahz broke her PB time for 50m butterfly by seven seconds and Matilda Phelan beat her previous best 50m Freestyle time by 1.8 seconds to claim second place,” he said.

“Isabella Hawtin did a PB in the 50m breastroke and Kaylie Lahz broke her best time in the 50m backstroke.

“This is great for these girls, they can see the reward for the work that they have been doing during the winter. We are now looking to the next meet in October.”



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