SMILES ALL ROUND:Sienna Sparksman, Bridie Hutchison, Hannah Bourke and Matilda Rees ready to race.
SMILES ALL ROUND:Sienna Sparksman, Bridie Hutchison, Hannah Bourke and Matilda Rees ready to race.

Rotary Carnival a swimming success for Allora club

SWIMMING: It’s the carnival that almost swam away from the Allora Swimming Club but the 50th Rotary Carnival showed the club’s fighting spirit.

With more than 118 swimmers from across the region participating in the milestone event, the competitive spirit was high among swimmers.

Fairholme Aqatics Swim Club mother Christine Wiemers said the success of the carnival was a testament to the determination of the club.

“There’s always really good competition when we come here,” Wiemers said.

“And I think that it’s really important to keep swimming at these smaller events because it’s a great way for the kids to socialise with each other.”

Despite coming from the Toowoomba based club, Wiemers said that parents from across the region are dedicated to helping their children compete.

“The futherest we travel is to Stanthorpe, but there are families that go all over the region,” she said.

“One of the girls from our club went and swam at Goondiwindi yesterday and now she’s competing here in Allora.”

While winning is almost always the goal, Wiemers said the relaxed nature of the event allowed everyone to enjoy themselves.

“A lot of the kids aren’t wearing their long suits, they’re just wearing the one pieces, and I think that it shows that this is a little bit more for fun.”



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