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Vickers twins break five records at swim at WIRAC

RAINBOW OF RIBBONS: The place-getters in backstroke at Warwick West State School Swimming at WIRAC.
RAINBOW OF RIBBONS: The place-getters in backstroke at Warwick West State School Swimming at WIRAC. Gerard Walsh

SWIMMING: The Vickers twins broke five records between them at yesterday’s Warwick West State School Swimming Carnival at WIRAC.

Liam set three new records in the 11 years age group. He set new marks in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly.

His sister Gemma set new marks in 11 years girls butterfly and backstroke.

Riley Butler set a new mark in nine years freestyle, Emma Day swam the fastest time in history at Warwick West in 10 years 25m breaststroke, and Alyssa White broke a record in 10 years butterfly.

The house competition was won by Sturt with 351 points from Mitchell on 326 and Cordeaux with 108 points.

Dakota Newton and Stephanie Lamb were upbeat with their day at Warwick West State School Swimming yesterday.

They each had a personal best and that was the key.

Dakota is a school captain and said the carnival was great fun.

“My favourite event is breaststroke and I had a personal best in backstroke,” she said.

Dakota finished her individual events with two red ribbons, seconds, in butterfly and backstroke.

As for Stephanie, she had firsts in butterfly and backstroke and a personal best in butterfly at yesterday’s carnival.