Year 7 Student Excels at Australian Country Swimming Championships


Congratulations to Year 7 student, Mystiqrayne Harrison, who knocked 17 seconds off her 200m Backstroke event at the Australian Country Swimming Championships held in Darwin recently to record a Personal Best time.

This competition requires swimmers to qualify and Mystiqrayne qualified for 12 events and made it through to several finals.  It was different from any other event she had competed at, mainly due to the weather and environment.  Waking up at 4 am to 31 and 33 degrees and by 10 pm it was still extremely hot with temperatures hovering above 35 degrees making competing in an outside pool challenging.  Even the pool water was over 30 degrees, something Gold Coast swimmers are not used to when our water temperatures are 26 degrees.

"The heat was really demanding on the swimmers from Southern states, and I had to overcome heat exhaustion so I am happy with my results from this meet," said Mystiqrayne, who was up against some future Olympians who produced exciting times for 12 yr olds at this Meet and featured in the local newspaper.

Mystiqrayne has been working hard on her competitive swimming at Gold Coast and Qld events.  She also worked hard in the Northern Territory streamlining her techniques and working the power in her body with her starts and underwater work. At this Australian Country Swimming Championships she got the following PBs:

  • 17 secs off her 200m Backstroke 
  • 2 secs off 100m Freestyle
  • 3 sec off 50m Breaststroke
  • 6 +sec off 200m Freestyle

Well done Mystiqrayne and we wish you continued success along with our other King's Pimpama students who are making their way back into the pools after injuries.