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By Pat Wheeler
Last weekend 55 swimmers
travelled to Loxton to participate
in the 2016 Swimming SA
Country Championships for the
Onkaparinga Swimming Team.
Onkaparinga amassed a total of 45 Gold,
47 silver and 45 bronze medals over the
four days of the Championship meet.
Stand out swimmers for the male events
included Daniel Sharrad, who was
the highest point scoring male on the
Onkaparinga Swimming Team.
Sharrad top scored in his 16-17 age group
to win the aggregate point score shield with
185 points and other strong competitors in
the same age group included Jack Vonow
with 105 points. Other males to claim
top point scores in their age groups were
Samuel Healey 14-15 age on 72 points
to win the age group score just one point
ahead of team mate and training partner
Noah Bell who finished with 71 points.
James Kemp in the 12-13 year age group
was the strongest male competitor, winning
his aggregate trophy on 103 points.
The male Onkaparinga team out swam the
female team by 39 points over the weekend.
Strong female point scoring was shared
by Monica Kato over 18 age 107 points,
Sarah Garvin 14-15 age 105 points, Sophie
Barrow in the 12–13 age 75 points and
Georgia Weir in the 16-17 age 100 points.
Maayan Goldstein also scored 80 points
for Onkaparinga in the same age group as
Onkaparinga finished on top of the table
with 1949 points ahead of West Coast with
1579 followed by visiting team from Dubbo,
Arana Aquatic in third place on 1291.5.
Fourteen swimmers participated in the
super fish competition at the Championship
meet held at Loxton.
Under eight swimmers Aidan Obligado
and Elka Jasko placed third in the 50m
freestyle events to open the first session of
Ashley Garvin and Lucy Carroll also
recorded new personal best times in the
under eight age group.
Cohen Fleming Deacon raced his first ever
race in this age group and Tom Carroll also
participated in the same event.
Siblings Caitlin and Michaela Colla also
participated in their first ever races in the
50m freestyle event in the under eight.
In the under nine age group Mikaela Jasko
dropped 0.17 of her personal best to finish
Clare Garvin sliced off 3.91 seconds,
whilst Gemma Burley had a huge 6.16 drop
in her time.
In the under 10 age group, Elesia Barlow
raced well to record a 2.75 pb.
In the under 11 age group Lucy Burley
lowered his time by 7.42.
All super fish went on to record similar
timed personal bests in back, breast and
In the 1500m free event at session one,
Onkaparinga won two gold medals, with
Daniel Sharrad bringing home the bacon
for the male event and female training mate
Georgia Weir also had a cracking swim to
slice 28.17 off her previous best.
In the female event Sarah Garvin placed
fourth, Keely Rayson fifth and Monica Kato
In the males Jack Vonow placed fourth and
Kaelum Barlow placed fifth, with the largest
personal best of the meet recorded with a
new personal best time by one minute 37
Onkaparinga fielded seven competitors in
the 1500m event and is well known for its
strengths in the distance events.
Swimmers to record excellent swims
and times for the meet were:
Elesia Barlow 100 breaststroke in a time
of 1:43.99, dropping 12.41 seconds, 50m
breaststroke -6.35 second pb and placed
Kaelum Barlow 400m freestyle 12.60
seconds pb and won silver, 31.05 second
pb for 800m free placing fourth, bronze in
400 IM with a 13.27 second pb.
Amber Barrow placed fourth in her age
for 50m backstroke and pb of 1.16.
Sophie Barrow placed third in 400m
freestyle winning bronze for her age group,
silver in 50m freestyle with a 0.42 pb, 200m
freestyle pb of 4.19 seconds placed third to
win bronze, silver 50m backstroke with a
1.06 second pb, 2.91 second pb for 50 fly to
win bronze, gold in the 100m freestyle with
a3.1 5secondpbi nati meof1:07 .00
Ben Barrow recorded a new personal
best times in 100 backstroke with a 5.15
drop, 50m fly 0.43 and dropped time of
both the 100m and 200m freestyle events.
Noah Bell 400m freestyle bronze and a
32.21 second pb, 100m breast 7.32 pb, 50m
freestyle bronze and a 0.77 second pb,
200m fly 8.87 second pb and bronze medal
for 50m breaststroke and a 1.30 pb, 100 fly
third and bronze with 5.53 pb.
Angela Fleming competed in the multi
class events with successes in 50m and
100m freestyle winning gold in both events
and in the 50m backstroke winning silver.
Sarah Garvin scored medals in 50m and
200m freestyle gold, 100m Free bronze,
200 IM silver, 50m back and fly both bronze.
Maayan Goldstein, open 100m breast
stroke bronze, age group 100m breast
stroke bronze, 50 freestyle and breaststroke
bronze, 200 IM bronze, 100m fly silver.
Matylda Jasko recorded an huge pb in
the 400 freestyle with a 26 second drop and
placed seventh in age, 100m back excellent
pb of 5.92 seconds, 200 IM 6.63 second
pb, 200 freestyle pb of 13.93, 3.63 second
pb in 50m and under 39 seconds placing
Mikaela Jasko placed eighth in the 100
metre backstroke and a 8.70 drop in time.
Samuel Healey in the 100m backstroke
drop in time of 2.17 and won silver in age
group, 50m breast stroke, fly and freestyle
gold all marginal pb drops.
Joshua Healey won gold in the 50m
backstroke, 400m freestyle silver, bronze
50m freestyle and 100m backstroke bronze
medal 50m breaststroke and 0.32 pb.
Scott Healey recorded goods swims in
50m Fly, back and breaststroke bronze in
age group over 18.
Keely Rayson 50 and 100m backstroke
bronze medal and 200m freestyle bronze
Tess Clements 100m fly bronze and
Samuel Kemp 100m backstroke gold
Mikayla Nicholson 50 and 100m freestyle
and backstroke placed third for bronze in
the over 18 age events, 100m back silver
Jasmin Sarnow dropped 1.94 off 200m
freestyle and 2.11 for 100m freestyle.
Tiarna Sharrad 0.26 second drop in 50m
backstroke and placed sixth, 0.84 pb in
100m backstroke Mannon van den Broek
recorded 36.59 placed eighth with a 0.20
sec pb for 50m freestyle.
Cameron Weir recorded a 7.57 second pb
in 100m breaststroke.
Jo Weir received a bronze medal with a
10.52 second pb in the 400m free to stand
on the dais with her daughter, 50m free
drop of 1.16 sec and 1.14 also in the 50m
Rhiannon West 1.65 pb in 100m
breaststroke 0.49, 100m fly seventh.
Sarah Wright 100m back and fly sixth,
Sarah Elliott 100m breaststroke bronze and
three second pb in final.
Onka continued its strength in relays
claiming medals in all but four events with a
tally of 12 gold, eight silver and two bronze
Coach Pat Wheeler recognised all team
members contributions for the event and
congratulates all swimmers on the clubs
15th consecutive win.
All 15 wins have been under the guidance
of the silver licensed coach.
Wheeler contributes all wins to the hard
working team and the dedication of parents
who give so much time to officiating at
meets and getting swimmers to training
sessions weekly and daily.
This year Mardi Rayson was the team
manger and she received a service award
for over seven years of continued service
to the club.
Jo Weir was also awarded a service medal
Next year it is hoped that another five
members will receive service awards with
verification of service within the club.
Winners are Grinners
with 15 years in a row!
Noah Bell Vice Male Captain, Georgia Weir Female Captain, Male Captain Jack Vonow and Vice
Female Captain Keely Rayson holding the presented shield from being crowned the Premier Country
Club for 2016 at the LC Championships held at Loxton last weekend.
Maayan Goldstein powers through the water in the 100m Backstroke at the Country Championships
held at Loxton.
Image courtesy Talitha Carroll.
Open Male 200m Butterfly - Gold medallist Daniel Sharrad competing at the 2016 Swimming SA
Country Championships for the Onkaparinga Swimming Team.
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