Swimmers win at the nationals

TEGAN Warrener has finished her career as a schoolgirl swimmer with seven medals at the national championships in Brisbane.

After starting the championships early last week with a gold medal in the 17-19 years 50-metre butterfly, Warrener won two gold medals later in the week in relays.

The Scots PGC College student was in the winning teams in the four by 50m freestyle relay and the 10 by 50m mixed freestyle relay.

The mixed relay incorporated swimmers from different age groups.

Warrener was second as part of three Queensland relay teams and won an individual bronze medal in the 50m freestyle in 17-19 years.

Abbey Pout, of Warwick West State School, and Chloe Lowe, of Goondiwindi State School, won bronze in the four by 50m medley relay in the 12 years age group.

Pout was fifth in the final of the 50m breaststroke despite swimming with a head cold on both her competition days at Chandler.

She swam 37.42 in the final and was less than a second behind the gold medallists. Pout was sixth in the 100m breaststroke final.

Lowe capped off the nationals with a gold medal win in the freestyle relay.

In the 12 years 50m butterfly, St Mary’s student Dimity Brackin was ninth in the final after being 9th fastest qualifier in the heats.

She swam 32.78 in the heat and 32.24 in the final.

The St Mary’s student is now having a mid-year break from swimming and plays for Darling Downs in the 12 years state netball championships starting this weekend.



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