2009 Qld Championships a Huge Success!



22 Jan 2010

The 2009 Zoggs Queensland Championships capped off an exciting year of swimming in Queensland.  Overall, the high standard attracted 2,195 athletes from 156 clubs and nine international federations (China, Fiji, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore & United Kingdom). 

 

Swimming Queensland congratulates every swimmer who competed during the course of the Championships and acknowledges the support and dedication of their families and coaches, and of the Technical Officials and volunteers in helping these young athletes to achieve their goals.  Our congratulations also go to the following swimmers and coaches who received awards at the Championships:

 

Major Awards

Zoggs Swimmer of the Meet

Jayden Hadler, 16 (Commercial SC)

Coach:  Stephan Widmer

 

McDonald’s Age Group Swimmer of the Meet

Mikkayla Maselli-Sheridan, 14 (Commercial SC)

Coach:  Stephan Widmer

 

Zoggs Country Swimmer of the Meet

Regan Leong, 14 (Townsville Marlins SC)

Coach:  James Galbraith

 

Zoggs SWD Swimmer of the Meet

Brenden Hall, 16 (Redcliffe Leagues SC)

Coach:  Chris Phillips


Swimmer of the Session Awards

Sunday

Madeline Groves, 14 (St Peter’s Western SC)

Coach:  Michael Palfery

 

Monday

Jayden Hadler, 16 (Commercial SC)

Coach:  Stephan Widmer

 

Tuesday

Yolane Kukla, 14 (St Peter’s Western)

Coach:  Michael Palfery

 

Wednesday

Bonnie MacDonald, 13 (Pro-Ma Miami SC)

Coach:  Denis Cotterell

 

Thursday

Max Muggeridge, 13 (Gullivers Coomera SC)

Coach:  Terry Gulliver

 

Friday

Mikkayla Maselli-Sheridan, 14 (Commercial SC)

Coach:  Stephan Widmer

 

Towel Awards

The following awards were presented to the male and female achieving the highest aggregate points in each age group:

 

Open
Female
Emily Seebohm (Brothers SC)

Coach:  Matthew Brown

 

Male

Daniel Lester (Albany Creek)
Coach:  Richard Sleight

               

16yrs
Female
Kieren McMasters (Logan Vikings SC)

Coach:  Dean Pugh

 

Male

Buster Sykes (Brothers SC)

Coach:  Matthew Brown

 

15yrs     Female

Kotuku Ngawati (TAS Cairns SC)
Coach:  Michael Ursu

 

Male

Zac Whenujaroa (Brothers SC)

Coach:  Matthew Brown

 

14yrs     Female

Mikkayla Maselli-Sheridan (Commercial SC)

Coach:  Stephan Widmer

 

Male

Regan Leong (Townsville Marlins SC)

Coach:  James Galbraith

 

13yrs    
Female

Bonnie MacDonald (Pro-Ma Miami SC)

Coach:  Denis Cotterell

 

Male

Max Muggeridge (Gullivers Coomera SC)

Coach:  Terry Gulliver

 

12yrs    
Female

Taylor Green (River City Rapids SC)

Coach:  Dion Walmsley

 

Male

Cody Simpson (Pro-Ma Miami SC)

Coach:  Ken Nixon

 

11yrs    
Female

Amy Forrester (Clayfield Aquatics SC)

Coach:  Damian Jones

 

Male

Brayden McCarthy (Palm Beach Currumbin SC)

Coach:  Richard Scarce

 

Records

Congratulations also to all the swimmers who set *new Australian records at the Championships with their outstanding performances:

(*TBC - records are yet  to be validated by SAL)

 

Jayden Hadler, 16 (Commercial SC)

Australian & Australian Allcomers Records:

16yrs 200m Butterfly (Heats) (1.59.81)

16yrs 200m Butterfly (1.58.67)

16yrs 100m Butterfly (.53.78)

 

Mikkayla Maselli-Sheridan, 14yrs (Commercial SC)

Australian Record:

14yrs 200m Backstroke (2.14.01)

Australian & Australian Allcomers Records:

14yrs 200m IM (2.17.07)

14yrs 200m IM (2.06.67)


Yolane Kukla, 14yrs
(St Peter’s Western SC)

Australian & Australian Allcomers Records:

14yrs 100m Butterfly (59.83)

14yrs 100m Freestyle (54.99)

 

Bonnie MacDonald, 13 (Pro-Ma Miami SC)

Australian & Australian Allcomers Record:

13yrs 200m Freestyle (4.15.93)

Australian Allcomers Record:

13yrs 800m Freestyle (8.42.37)

 

Buster Sykes, 16 (Brothers SC)

Australian Allcomers Records:

16yrs 200m Breaststroke (Heats) (2.17.04)

16yrs 200m Breaststroke (2.16.32)

 

Samantha Hamill, 18 (Kawana Waters SC)

Australian Allcomers Record:

18yrs 200m Butterfly (2.07.64)

 

Cate Campbell, 17 (Indooroopilly SC)

Australian Allcomers Record:

17yrs 50m Freestyle (.24.33)

 

Emily Seebohm, 17 (Brothers SC)

Australian Allcomers Record:

17yrs 100m Backstroke (.59.43)

 

Madeline Groves, 14 (St Peter’s Western SC)

Australian & Australian Allcomers Records:

14yrs 200m Butterfly (2.11.31)

 

Max Muggeridge, 13 (Gullivers Coomera SC)

Australian Record:

13yrs 200m IM (2.11.98)

 

St Peter’s Western

Morgan Timms, 14;  Tess David, 14; Madeline Groves, 14

& Yolane Kukla, 14

Australian Club Relay Record

14yrs & U 4x50m Relay (1.59.39)

 

Other Awards

Special awards were also made during the course of the Championships to some very deserving servants of our sport, and our heartfelt congratulations go to each of them. 

 

Hall of Fame Inductions

Dr Tim Barrett OAM

Chantel Wolfenden OAM

 

Awards of Excellence

Karen Macleod (Gold Coast)

Gary Shepherdson (Brisbane)

 

The other Awards of Excellence will be presented to the following recipients in their own Regions over the coming months:

 

Steve Argent (North Qld)

James Crompton (Far North Qld)

Dale Cox (Wide Bay)

David Milburn (Central Qld)

David Sondergeld (Darling Downs)

 

Life Membership

Michael Bohl

Peter Diamond

Peter Plumridge

Scott Volkers

 

Top 10 Clubs

Congratulations to the following clubs on being placed in the top 10 from their athletes’ performances at the Championships:

 

1.   St Peter’s Western SC - 3,533

2.   Brothers SC - 2,455

3.   Pro-Ma Miami SC - 2,117

4.   Commercial SC - 2,079

5.   Southport Olympic SC - 1,139

6.   Acacia Bayside SC - 1,130

7.   Palm Beach Currumbin SC - 1,118     

8.   Cotton Tree SC - 1,040

9.   Australian Crawl SC - 980

10. Redcliffe Leagues SC - 972

 

RetraVision Prize Vouchers Winners

To thank the Technical Officials/Volunteers and Timekeepers, whose support helped to make our Championships possible, lucky draws for $100 RetraVision gift vouchers were conducted throughout the Championships, and a grand draw prize of $1,000 in each of the two categories was conducted on the final night.  Congratulations to the following winners:

 

RetraVision Grand Draw $1,000 Gift Vouchers

Tech Officials/Volunteers:  Bob Wharton

Timekeepers:  Ben Mulvihill

 

RetraVision Session Draw $100 Gift Vouchers

Saturday

Relays

Tech Officials/Volunteers

Matthew Bromley

Wendy Ryan

Teresa Goddard

 

Timekeepers

David Rein

Mark David

Mark Treloar

 

Sunday

Heats

Tech Officials/Volunteers

Simon Hooton

Bobbie Clarke

Bob Kretchmann

 

Finals

Sandra Wilks

Shanyn Patten

Geoff Richters

Heats

Timekeepers

Ross Young

Michael McConnachi

Rachel Haines

 

Finals

Caroline Hayes

Rob Warwick

Don Schultz


Monday 

Heats

Tech Officials/Volunteers

Erin Collis

Nick Hill-Murray

Suellen Hardie 

 

Finals

Warren Grainger

Maree Oberg

Laurie Passante

Heats

Timekeepers

Doug White

Peter Green

Suzanne Turnbull 

 

Finals

Michael Wright

Selina Heck

Fred Goddard

 

Tuesday

Heats

Tech Officials/Volunteers

Peter Turnbull

Terry Major

Jeanette Kellett

 

Finals

David Towner

Dianne Greene

Alex Witten

Heats

Timekeepers

Linda Irvine

Alana Gray

Jennifer Young

 

Finals

Jack Laveray

Peter Carey

Ben Mulvihill

 

Wednesday

Heats

Tech Officials/Volunteers

Daryl Wood

Amanda Bedford

Paul Field

 

Finals

Helen Holmes

Ted Curtis

Michele Burley-Jones

Heats

Timekeepers

Nick Wright

Casey Glover

Debby Burnell

 

Finals

Matt Young

Leonie Featherstone

John Sleight

 

Thursday

Heats

Tech Officials/Volunteers

Alan Johnston (AJ)

Tryphena Biddulph

Steve Curti

 

Finals

Gary Shepherdson

Julie Robinson

Sharon Wicking

Heats

Timekeepers

Scott Harrison

Glen Rethamel

Norm Rowley

 

Finals

Michael Lewis

Darren Pope

Selina Heck

 

Friday

Heats

Tech Officials/Volunteers

Fred Kellett

Robert Lee

Joanne Curti

 

Finals

Greta Tanner

Margaret Squires

Peter Crane

Heats

Timekeepers

Kim Wevers

Colin Ludrow

Tracy Rawlings

 

Finals

Nathan Amsaloi

Celelia Oliver

Cameron Bass

 

Spectators’ Lucky Draw Prizes

Thank you to Swimmeroo, Swimming Queensland’s online store and merchandise partners, for providing the $50 gift vouchers to the winners of each day’s Lucky Spectator Draw.

 

Winner of SQ Wall of Fame

Congratulations to Ruby Green, Pro-Ma Miami SC, winner of the ‘Wall of Fame’, proudly provided by Swimmeroo.  During the Qld Championships, this was located in the Swimmeroo merchandise marquee entrance.  The ‘Wall of Fame’ featured the names of all competitors who took part in the Championships, including the 13 Queensland Olympians (their names were emblazoned with the Olympic rings).  Competitors were encouraged to sign the Wall, and it culminated into a work of art, with many signatures, messages, and some large inscriptions. 

 

Championship Photographs

Photos from the Queensland Championships may be viewed and purchased online from the Sporting Images secure website.


Appreciation
Swimming Queensland would like to thank its sponsors Zoggs, McDonald's, RetraVision, the Queensland Government and Telstra for their support of our Championships.  We would also like to thank the many volunteers and Technical Officials who worked tirelessly throughout the Championships, without whose dedication, support and effort the Championships would not have been possible.