Lachlan Rice won bronze in the under eights 50m freestyle at the Catholic School State Swimming Championships a fortnight ago. Lachlan had a personal best of 42.38 seconds which is eight seconds faster than his time at the Canowindra Swimming Club Carnival at the beginning of the year. During the first heat another swimmer came away with exactly the same time, resulting in a tense swim off finale. The whole carnival stopped as both kids swam in front of a few thousand people.
Unfortunately Lachlan couldn’t beat his opponent but everyone is very proud of how much he has improved.