Monica Borg at the coaching clinic.
Monica Borg at the coaching clinic. Allan Reinikka

‘Torpedo' takes on CQ's best

BRAE Whatmore set the standard at Central Queensland's first swim meet of 2012 on Saturday.

Hosted by the Yeppoon Aquatic Centre at Cooee Bay, the annual meet was the first competition for Whatmore, as well as many of the local swimmers.

The 13-year-old torpedo dived into the deep waters of the CQ Sprint Championships, winning places in two of her events. "I came first in the 50m backstroke and third in the 50m freestyle, qualifying for States," Whatmore said.

"Crystal Thwaite and Rylee Olsson were probably my biggest competitors on the day."

Brae however wasn't the only Whatmore to compete at the championships with her sister and two brothers setting the standard.

"Max won his age group, Zeb who is six made the finals for under-8s and Thea came first in some of her events," Whatmore said.

On Sunday, the Yeppoon Aquatic Centre held a training clinic with some of Central Queensland's highest coaches attending.

"I really enjoyed it, we did a whole range of different things which helped us with our strokes and techniques," Whatmore said.

"We started off with a few different drills which helped increase our intensity and pick up some of our strokes."



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