Ben receiving his cheque for winning the Boys Skins.
Ben receiving his cheque for winning the Boys Skins. Glenda Riley

Swimmers impress at the Netrpo skins comp

Swimming: The Netpro Skins were swum at the Stanthorpe Open on February 3.

The skins event has been generously sponsored by Netpro for several years now, and is a hotly contested event.

The fastest eight male and eight female swimmers swim off in a series of 50m freestyle races, whereby the slowest two from each race are then eliminated until the final four race for the $500 prize pool of money.

There is little recovery time for the swimmers as they exit the pool after their first swim, walk back to the start end and race again until the series is complete.

In the girls, Jordan Webster from Flyers touched in first place, with an extremely close second place between Naia Anderson from Toowoomba Grammar and third placed Qintany Teakle from Fairholme. Aliesha Rogers swam extremely well to finish in fourth as the youngest in the final four competitors.

In the boys, local swimmer Ben Armbruster was the convincing winner, finishing two body lengths in front of second place Kyle Dumigan from Warwick, and third place Will Gilmore, also from Warwick. In fourth place was Dylan O'Brien from Gatton.

Netpro representative Michael Pradella was happy to present the placegetters with their prize money, after what was an exciting series of races. Swimmers were able to stand atop the Stanthorpe Swimming Club's latest acquisition, a Commonwealth Games podium that was secured through the Games Legacy program.

A huge thank you to Netpro for once again sponsoring the Stanthorpe Netpro Skins.

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