Team dives into states
SWIMMING: Twenty of the best swimmers from the Biloela Bluefins will take on the state's best tomorrow at the 2018 McDonald's Queensland Championships in Brisbane.
The prestigious relay program will feature several Biloela swimmers competing in under-16s and younger age divisions.
Bluefins coach Tony Gilligan said the squad would put in its best efforts and be aiming for more than personal bests.
"They will go well and have trained hard leading up to this event,” Gilligan said.
"The girls from about 14 to 15 years age group will go well and make a good account of themselves.”
The swimmers will swim in five teams of four in the relay competition.
The squad will leave on Friday and compete against swimmers from as far as Cairns to Brisbane.
The boys' and girls' teams will be swimming 4 x 50m freestyle and 4 x 50 individual medley events.
Gilligan, who has 30 years' coaching experience and 10years at Biloela, had some high expectations on how the young charges would go against the state's best swimmers.
"Some of the swimmers did some personal bests last year and we are expecting to improve and go even better this year,” Gilligan said.
"Also the club has a great president and committee who work hard and are unrelenting looking after it,” he said.
The boys are participating in the U9-10 relay and U12 events, while the girls will hit the pool for the U9-10 relay, and U12 and U16 competitions.