Katelyn Linch is ready for the swim meet in Brisbane this weekend after her success this year.
Katelyn Linch is ready for the swim meet in Brisbane this weekend after her success this year. ALLAN REINIKKKA

Swimmers face tough sprints

DON’T underestimate our locals.

The Queensland Sprint Championships may be the toughest swimming meet Central Queenslanders will face this year but our juniors are well prepared for the challenge awaiting them this weekend.

Caribeae’s Karleigh Banks won Age Champion at both the Harbour City Sprint Meet and the CQ Sprint Meet last month and plans to make the same impression in Brisbane.

President of the Caribeae Swimming Academy David Milburn said the competition would be fierce with more than 1300 swimmers competing for gold medals and to qualify for national swimming titles later in the year.

But nine-year-old Katelyn Linch isn’t too worried about that.

The local torpedo has already qualified for her events for the nationals and has picked up nearly every age championship she has raced in.

And she won’t be out of practice either, having already stormed up the pool at the CQ Junior and Novice Meet at the weekend with 117 other Central Queensland swimmers.



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