Record-breaking swim

Age champions, front: Imogen Coulson and Elyjah Terry. Back: Tilly Doyle, Nathan Banks, Ella Smith, and Shyloh Terry. Pictures: SUPPLIED

By Julian Lehnert

Students of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Gayndah smashed a series of long-standing records at the annual district swimming carnival held at Gayndah’s swimming pool.

Swimmers aged from nine to 12 from Gayndah State School and St Joseph’s competed in a series of disciplines including breast-stroke, butterfly, the individual medley, and the relay at the event on 27 November.

Matilda Doyle (10) broke the district record for 50-metre butterfly last set in 2011, as well as the 200-metre individual medley record from 2002, earning the young athlete an age champion award.

Other age champions:

12-year-old boys: Nathan Banks.

11-year-old boys: Shyloh Terry.

11-year-old girls: Ella Smith.

10-year-old girls: Matilda Doyle.

9-year-old boys: Elyjah Terry.

9-year-old girls: Imogen Coulson.