Ipswich club's dedication recognised
SWIMMING: One of Waterworx Swimming Club's most successful seasons has been recognised with a number of important awards.
Swimmers Mollie O'Callaghan, Hanna Lingo, Douglas Weaver and Mercedes Siganto were honoured at last weekend's Brisbane Swimming Awards function at Southbank.
Preparing for the Pan Pacific trials in Adelaide from June 30-July 4, O'Callaghan was named BSA's Swimmer of the Queensland Sprints at the meeting in January.
The 14-year-old swimmer has qualified to contest the 100m and 200m backstroke and 50m freestyle at the trials.
Lingo was named 10 years age champion and overall female swimmer of the Brisbane Junior Metros for the 2017/18 season.
Weaver, coached by Peter Cherry, was eight years champion and overall male swimmer of the Brisbane Junior Metros.
Siganto received the honour of best performance for a swimmer with a disability at the Brisbane Junior Metros.
Waterworx head coach Paul Sansby received an award for his contribution to Brisbane Swimming.
Thrilled for his swimmers, Sansby said the awards capped a terrific year in the pool.
"We've had our share of awards on and off (over the years) but this year we happened to get four up there so that's a pretty fair effort,'' he said.
"We're heading into the next season now so we'll see how we go.''
Although it's winter, Sansby's squad of 40 are already back training hard for school nationals and the summer season ahead.
While O'Callaghan focuses on a major meeting in Adelaide, other swimmers are gearing up for a series of Brisbane meets leading up to major state events later in the year.
The Waterworx club is hosting a shortcourse meet at Springfield on Sunday, June 17 - their first of the new season.