Waterworx swimmer Hana Lingo won six gold medals at a recent metropolitan meet.
Waterworx swimmer Hana Lingo won six gold medals at a recent metropolitan meet.

Six gold medals keeps Hana stroking ahead

SWIMMING: Waterworx club record-breaker Hana Lingo has led another amazing effort by the Ipswich club at the last Brisbane Metropolitan junior meeting of the season.

Hana, 10, won six gold medals, setting two meet records, at the recent event for swimmers 12 years and under.

Her superb effort included Brisbane records in the 100m individual medley (1.14.90) and 50m breaststroke (37.01), adding to earlier new standards the Springfield Anglican College student set at recent school meets.

That included at last year's Pacific School Games in Adelaide, where Hana broke a nat-ional record and won two gold medals.

At the latest metropolitan competition, Hana also won gold medals in the 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m butterfly.

Waterworx Swim Club head coach Paul Sansby was delighted with Hana's progress along with some other outstanding efforts.

Doug Weaver, 8, won gold medals in the 50m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Mercedes Siganto was rewarded with gold in the multi-disability 50m breaststroke.

Jack Symons, 10, received a silver in the 50m freestyle.

Nine-year-old Olivia Wilcox and Kaia Sugars, 12, won bronze medals in their respective 50m breaststroke and 200m butterfly races.

Hamza Lingo, Hana's brother, won a bronze in the 200m freestyle.

"They are starting to look up because there's some good age group swimmers,'' Sansby said.

He said Hana deserved her success.

"She's a little pocket rocket, super co-ordinated, small and trains like a demon,'' the coach said.

The terrific finish to the club season for the Waterworx young brigade came after Mollie O'Callaghan came sixth in the 50m backstroke final at the recent Commonwealth Games trials.

She reduced her personal best from 29.93 to 29.22.

With the club season winding up, a number of the swimmers will focus on their school competitions.