CMK Stratford Flyers had a team of 25 attend the Bay of Plenty Swimming Championships in Mt Maunganui on September 2 to 4.

This meet attracted 400-plus swimmers from all over the North Island and the team had to race hard to make finals, with the majority of the swimmers being up and coming from the 12 and under age group.

It was a great experience and another building block for the team, with many collecting medals, finalist spots and personal best times.

Eleanor Gilbert swum extremely well in her breaststroke races to qualify for the Central Region Aquaknights team to attend and compete in the December Melbourne Champs.


- Medals:

Eleanor Gilbert, 11-12 years female: 1: 200m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 200m medley, 2: 50m breaststroke, 100m backstroke, 3: 100m medley.

Luca Zabel, 13-14 years male: 2: 200m butterfly, 3: 400m medley.

Heidi Sextus, 10 and under female: 3: 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle.

Orion McGeoch, 13-14 years male: 3: 100m breaststroke, 200m backstroke.

Eva McGeoch, 10 and under: 3: 200m backstroke.

Anina Loveridge, 10 and under female: 2: 200m medley, 200m backstroke.

Braiden Higgison, 10 and under male: 2: 100m breaststroke, 3: 200m backstroke.


- Finals:

Alina Zabel, Vili Rova, Danni Poulsen-Cook, Parhare Packer, Morgan Mills, Nina Goble , Katie Sinclairm, Cormach Hughson-How, Jasmine Gibbon, Meg Baldock and Ilana Kerr.

- Personal Best Times:

Alex McGeoch; Tyler Kidd; Bella Hancock, Emma Baldock and Payton Agent.