The Next Generation of Swimming Superstars

Congratulations to the Electric Eels Swimming Club for taking out the 2020 Bronte Barratt Shield at the Samford Pool last month.

The Eels have broken Samford’s 5 year winning streak with a well deserved win.

Bronte Barratt, 3 time Olympian, medalist and ex-Samford Stingray made an appearance and has again inspired the next generation of swimmers.

Despite weather forecasts, Samford Swim Club once again put on a day full of fun, friendly competition and a great family atmosphere.  The Bronte Barratt Shield has been described as ‘the best swimming carnival in the calendar year’ on the northside of Brisbane.

Four records were broken on the day

  • Tex Higginbotham (The Gap) – Boys 9 Years 25m Freestyle
  • Jordi McHugh (Eels) – Girls 10 Years 50m Freestyle
  • Clint McHugh (Eels) – Boys 9 Years 25m Breaststroke
  • Zion-Lazarus Laulu (Eels) – Boys 15 Years 50m Butterfly

A special thanks goes to Joep Buijs Photography which took the  stunning front cover image on this issue (and many others on the day!), along with Samford Swim Club’s long term supporters Belle Property Samford and TerryWhite Chemmart Samford.

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