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Waterworx team collects nine state medals

Megan Gianotti won the 16 years 200m freestyle, 100m fly, 200m fly and 400m freestyle.
Megan Gianotti won the 16 years 200m freestyle, 100m fly, 200m fly and 400m freestyle. Sarah Harvey

WATERWORX Swimming Club has ended 2012 on a bright note but already the planning is under way for 2013.

Waterworx swimmers brought home nine medals from the Queensland swim titles at Chandler last week.

Megan Gianotti won the 16 years 200m freestyle, 100m fly, 200m fly and 400m freestyle. She claimed bronze in the 400m individual medley.

Gianotti also claimed bronze in the open 200m fly.

Kyle Mason won a bronze medal in the 16 years 1500m freestyle.

His brother Dylan also took home a bronze, from the 12 years 800m freestyle.

Jaimee Newton-Smith collected silver in the 17/18 years 400m individual medley.

Yet it was not necessarily those who brought home the medals that impressed coach Paul Sansby the most.

"Megsy (Gianotti) was the pick as far as winning medals is concerned," Sansby said.

"But I was more impressed with our older swimmers winning medals.

"Our youngsters also did well.

"Lucy Bedford and Mary McFerrran made finals.

"Dylan's bronze was a good effort.

"The 12 and 13-year-olds started to show some form."

Thoughts now turn to the year ahead with Gianotti one swimmer who received no Christmas break as she prepares to represent Australia at the Youth Olympics in Sydney next month.

Kiarni Tiller and Mason head to Newcastle in February to contest the national open water titles.

"We don't do anything too much different with technique," Sansby said of his open water swimmers.

"Just a bit more distance work. They probably do an extra 10-15km a week."

After that, attention turns to the national age and open championships at Adelaide in March/April.

FINE FEATS

  • Megan Gianotti: Won 16 years 200m freestyle, 100m fly, 200m fly and 400m freestyle. Claimed bronze in 16 years 400m IM and open 200m fly.
  • Kyle Mason: Third in 16 years 1500m freestyle.
  • Dylan Mason: Third in 12 years 800m free.
  • Jamie Newton-Smith: Silver in 17/18 years 400m IM.

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