Records tumble at long course event

A total of 184 records were smashed at last weekend's championships in Coffs Harbour. Photo claudiadumont.

A total of 184 records were smashed at last weekend's championships in Coffs Harbour. Photo claudiadumont.

Records tumbled at this year’s Swimming North Coast long course championships at the Coffs Harbour Memorial Pool last weekend.

The meet attracted the area’s top swimmers for the two day event.

There were some close finishes with one of the closest being the men’s open 400 medley with Samuel Harris Port Macquarie victorious over Alexander McKenna,Trinity with only .45 seconds separating them.

Entries were up again on last year even though qualifying times were cut.

Thirty two area clubs were competing from Forster in the south to Twin Towns in the north, along with four visiting clubs from Queensland and inland NSW.

The Rex Clark Memorial trophy for the open mixed medley relay was won by Port Macquarie team and presented by Clark family members,  and the Tim Mullens Memorial, which was presented by Michael Mullens to the winner of the 13-years 100 freestyle, Aiden Jensen, Trinity.

The overall club point score this year was close with Trinity Lismore victorious for the first time in the area’s history over Port Macquarie.

The minor placings were Coffs Harbour, Sawtell and Forster.

A total of 184 records were smashed.

One Hundred and two able bodied and 82 multi-class.

Sam Harris Port Macquarie broke a massive eight records.

Well done to all swimmers.

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