Teens impress coach

Cameron Preval (15) and Ruby Elder (13) impress at the national age titles in Brisbane.
Cameron Preval (15) and Ruby Elder (13) impress at the national age titles in Brisbane. Griffith Thomas

THE pressure of performing at a national swimming meet is intense.

But nerves weren't a problem for two of Fraser Coast's most exciting young swimming prospects.

Cameron Preval and Ruby Elder found a new gear at the national age swimming championships, posting personal best times during the week-long event in Brisbane

They might have both missed medals, but their performances drew praise from their coach Marcus Elder.

"They performed extremely well," he said.

"To swim a personal best time is a big thing, especially for Ruby as this was her first nationals.

"An awful lot of kids don't swim personal bests at nationals because there was a lot of high-class swimmers at this meet so to even get close to a personal best is regarded a good thing."

Cameron, who achieved two personal best times and raced in five events, powered his way into two national finals and was the fastest 15- year-old Queensland boy in the 200m butterfly final, finishing sixth.

In the other final (100m butterfly), he touched the wall in eighth place.

Fraser Coast Swimming Club's other representative, Ruby, 13, also left the meet with her head held high.

She shaved one second off her best time in the 400m individual medley and an impressive three seconds off her best time in the 200m breaststroke.

Elder put Cameron and Ruby's stellar performances down to a good preparation.

"Both of those swimmers are good workers," he said.

"They have a good feel for the water and trained hard leading up to these titles.

"Few swimmers have the natural ability but these two have had to work hard over a number of years to get to where they are now."

Topics:  championships, coach, junior, swimming



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