Timekeepers were hard-pressed to keep track of PBs at the weekend swimming event.
Timekeepers were hard-pressed to keep track of PBs at the weekend swimming event. Paul Braven

Clubs dive into swim season at Spring Sprint Carnival

BOYNE Island Bullets coach Heidi McMahon started writing down her team's personal best swimming times at the Spring Sprint Carnival on Saturday until it all became too much.

"Every swimmer has got a PB today," she said.

"I stopped writing it down because there were just too many."

 

McMahon said the West Suburbs carnival was the best possible way to start the season.

Full list of results: West Suburbs Spring Sprint Carnival

"Our club loves coming here because there are events across all levels, so everyone can swim," she said.

"It's also a great atmosphere and sets us up for the season."

Bullets' Corne Boshoff was one of McMahon's top swimmers.

Boshoff won four medals - a gold, two silvers and a bronze.

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"There are a lot of Queensland representatives that make the competition pretty hard," he said.

"I could be going better. I need to work on my kicking; it could be a bit harder."

Gladstone Gladiator swimmer Joel Rickard came third in the butterfly but would have preferred the carnival in his home pool.

"I'd rather the bigger pool because in the 50m races I don't have to do a tumble turn," Rickard said.

"I swim there once a week so I am looking forward to our carnival coming up called Liquid Energy."