Steele siblings Andre and Tahnee flew the flag high for Swimming Gunnedah with a great showing at the recent Orana Aquatic Meet in Dubbo.
Competing in the 15 years 50m events and the 13 and over division for the 100m races, Andre powered to first in the 50m and 100m butterfly and 50m backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. His personal best time of 29.24 seconds in butterfly signalled a great start to the season.
The promising teen also picked up silver medals in the 100m breaststroke and backstroke and finished strongly in the 200m individual medley and 100m freestyle for third place.
Nine-year-old younger sister Tahnee was chuffed with four personal best times at Dubbo, where she slashed an amazing 4.76 seconds from her best in breaststroke, 2.48 seconds in the 50m freestyle and a pleasing 3.82 seconds in backstroke, where the youngster finished seventh in a tough field.
Earlier in the month, Andre Steele and fellow squad member Maddie Coombs had the opportunity to train in Brisbane with David Lush, the 2017 Australian Coach of the Year, Olympic Swim Coach and International Swimming League Coach for the London Roar.
The pair had a great weekend with the Brisbane Grammar performance squad, learning new drills and trying to keep up with world champions. The teens were invited by Glen Innes Redfins to be a part of the event.
Coombs also also benefited from the 2019 national age camp in Nelson Bay over the long weekend.
In the junior squad, Brodie Coombs, and Savannah and Georgia Lyons competed at the Junior Area Representative Squad (JARS) meet at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre after taking part in area development squad camps over the winter season. The trio came away with personal best times and valuable experience from swimming in the Sydney 2000 pool.
Meanwhile, on the home front, training is back in full swing at the indoor pool as swimmers wait for the 50m pool to reopen. The October club night was well attended with 30 swimmers taking part. Fortnightly club nights start this month.