AGE CHAMPIONS: (Back, from left) Bailey Harm, Samuel Bourke, Cooper Harm, Liam Vickers, (front) Ellyse Kruger, Danni Griffin, Emma Day and Lily Osborne.
AGE CHAMPIONS: (Back, from left) Bailey Harm, Samuel Bourke, Cooper Harm, Liam Vickers, (front) Ellyse Kruger, Danni Griffin, Emma Day and Lily Osborne. Contributed

Records go down in swimming carnival at Allora

SWIMMING: Warwick West swimmer Liam Vickers and the Harm brothers from Allora broke 10 records between them at the Southern Downs 10-12 years swimming carnival at Allora.

The carnival was a qualifier for the Darling Downs championship on March 1 in Gatton.

Liam, of Warwick West, broke records in 12 years 50m butterfly, backstroke, freestyle and breaststroke, 100m breaststroke and the toughest event in school swimming, the 200m individual medley.

Bailey Harm from Allora State School set new records in nine years 50 butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle while his older brother Cooper set a new mark in 11 years freestyle.

Liam, Bailey and Cooper will compete at Gatton but Bailey will have to wait another year for the chance to press for Darling Downs selection as 10 year olds are the youngest to compete at the state championships.

There were many personal best swims from children from many schools in a sport where beating your best time from last week, month or year is the aim of all participants.

WINNERS: 12 years Age champion Liam Vickers (Warwick West) , runner-up Jackson Pitstock (Assumption)

Lily Osborne (Assumption), Gemma Vickers (Warwick West)

11 years Cooper Harm (Allora), Darcy Noller (Nobby)

Emma Day (Warwick West), Alyssa White (Warwick West)

10 years Samuel Bourke (Scots PGC), Kai Hill (Allora)

Danni Griffin (Allora), Charlee Murdoch (St Francis, Clifton)

9 years Bailey Harm (Allora), William Day (Warwick West)

Ellyse Kruger (Scots PGC), Kirra-Lee Curtis (Killarney)

Record breakers

Bailey Harm (Allora State School) - 9 years boys 50m butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle

Liam Vickers (Warwick West) - 12 years 50m butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke, freestyle, 100m breaststroke, 200m IM.

Cooper Harm (Allora State School - 11 years 50m freestyle.



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