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The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions.

‘They have all performed well, while enjoying the experience immensely,’ coach Adrian Filipic said.

‘Every swimmer was inspired and challenged to swim their best to establish a ranking amongst the states finest’.

The primary school swimmers, most of them on debut, produced some great personal bests with the chart toppers being Mali Stewart, Teo Martin and Jack Matkevich.

The Byron Bay junior girls relay team excelled with the combination of Delilah Warton, Andie Gilbert, Lily Purtell and Henly Smith together dropping over nine seconds from their time to finish fifth in the final.

The secondary school swimmers showed that there is no substitute for experience as most secured top ten placings to make finals.

Lawson King had a debut in the Boys 11yrs 50m backstroke and swam his best.Other great swimmers were Ivy Gilbert, Phoebe Pockley and Zara Morris in their respective relays.

Other results:

Sashi Wills; Girls 17-19yrs: 8th 400m Freestyle, 6th 200m Freestyle, 9th 200m medley, 10th 50m backstroke. Tiggi Groves; Girls 13yrs: 10th 100m back, 9th 50m freestyle, 7th 50m backstroke. Eve Porter; Girls 16yrs: 10th 200m Freestyle, 10th 50m Freestyle. Tom Cheek; Boys 16yrs: 8th 100m breaststroke. Meg Porter; Girls 17-19yrs: 7th 400m medley. Maddison Oliss placed 11th in the Girls 13yrs 50m breaststroke. Montannah Archibald swam in the Girls 14yrs 100m breastroke and Jay Dunbar-Ried swam in the Boys 16yrs 100m breastroke.

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