4 January 2016
Flyers achieve 6th place at 2016 State Age Long Course (Dec 12 – 17, 2015)
State Age LC championship at MSAC is a week of long days at the pool for Coach Alex, Team Manager Rick Howe and the Flyers band of dedicated swimmers who look to this meet as the pinnacle of the Swimming Victoria competition calendar. With day time heats followed by evening finals the swimmers must be ready to produce their best from early morning to late into the night.
Forty (40) Flyers swimmers competed in over 134 individual and relay events with multiple PB’s and club records a daily occurrence. The second night of competition was Flyers Supporter’s night and it is quickly becoming a tradition as our swimmers, families and friends dress resplendently in the Gold and Purple Flyers colours to show support of our club (a big thank you to Kim Longden for providing some great costumes!).
Day 1 Saturday 12th - finals highlights
Jackson Lazzar kicked off the Flyers charge winning silver in the 200 free and Flyers stalwart Sam Howe chimed in with a bronze in the 100 free. Unlucky Sarah Humphreys had to be content with 4th in the 200 back and comeback kid Maddy Howe swam well to make the 100 Fly final.
Day 2 Sunday 13th - finals highlights – supporter’s night
Freestyle jet Harry Waterfall won bronze in the 100 and Jackson another silver in the 200IM with Sam Howe bronze in the 50 free rounding out the medals for the night. Daniel Cooke 4th in the 100 Fly, Adam Howgate 5th in the 100 back and Logan Marshal 7th in the 100 breast also performed well.
Day 3 Monday 14th - finals highlights
Silver to Jackson in the 800 free kicked off the medals with Flyers first gold medal of the meet to Brayden Miles in the 50 free. Jackson backed up shortly after with gold in the 200 back and Harry followed up his 100 free with silver in the 50 free. Roman Nestoriwskyj narrowly missed a medal in the 100 back and strong finals performances from Daniel Cooke, Charlotte Simmons and Logan Marshall capped off a great night for the team.
Day 4 Tuesday 15th - finals highlights
In a quieter night for Flyers it was bronze to Sarah Humphreys in the 100 back and Jackson was again in the medals with bronze in the 200 fly. Daniel Cook was 4th in the 200 fly & Harry swam well in the 100 back for 5th. Brayden chimed in with silver in the 200 Fly to finish the session.
Day 5 Wednesday 16th - finals highlights
The back stroker’s were out in force with Adam Howgate and Tom Cook performing well in the 18 boys and Sam Howe and Jackson figuring in finals, however it was Sam Howe with silver in the 100 fly and Brayden with gold in the 100 back & 100 fly and silver in the 200 free who brought in the medals for the night.
Day 6 Thursday 17th - finals highlights
First medal of the night was Brayden with gold in the 200 back, Jackson and Charlotte Simmons followed with pair of silvers in the 13 year old 100 back and Brayden again with bronze in the 100 free. Jackson maintained his incredible meet with another gold in the 400IM and finished the night with the 13 boy age group champion award.
Flyers swimmers tallied 599 points to equal last year’s result of 6th placed Victorian Club so look out Triton’s (5th) and Traralgon (4th) we are coming for you in December 2016! Our swimmers reached 44 finals and brought home a bag of 21 medals including 6 Gold, 9 Silver & 6 Bronze.
Samantha Howe (16 girls) 1 x sliver, 2 x bronze
Harry Waterfall (15 boys) 1 x silver, 1 x bronze
Sarah Humphreys (15 girls) 1 x bronze
Jackson Lazzar (13 boys) 3 x gold, 4 x silver, 1 x bronze (age champion)
Charlotte Simmons (13 girls) 1 x silver
Brayden Miles (11 boys) 4 x gold, 2 x silver, 1 x bronze
Other Flyers Finalists
Tom Cook, Daniel Cooke, Madison Howe, Adam Howgate, Logan Marshall, Roman Nestoriwskyj.
On behalf of the club we offer special thanks to Alex and Rick for their dedication to the club over this week and to all the parents who assisted with time keeping and other duties throughout the competition.
(and thanks to Lance Miles for donning his 'reporters hat' once again!)
Flyers Swim Team