What’s that blinding light coming up from Coolangatta Beach? It must be the nippers  from Ellis wearing their medals at this years Junior State Championships.

Led magnificently by the Dream Team (U13 Female Swim Team) picking up their third GOLD in as many years – hail the emporesses of FNQ – Darcey Starr-Thomas, Georgia Fry, Emma Jackson & Megan Kreuter – if this was Lang Park there’d be bronze statues out the front!

The most celebrated medal of the carnival was GOLD in the March Past – a just reward for a great bunch of dedicated kids showing their decipline and training – no funky sunglasses, fluro bras or feather boas  – just a shirt, cap & boardies – our Ellis members were Georgia Valente, Emma Jackson, Soraya Scott  & Jordan Bromley.

The SILVER on the medals wasn’t as shiny as the smiles on Emma & Georgia’s faces as they stood on the podium receiving their medals for the 2 Man R&R – and if you thought that was shiny you should have seen coach Melinda’s broadening grin!

Our only individual medalist was Megan’s BRONZE in the surf race – a sensational performance – this race started  out with 120 of the best of the best U13 surf swimmers in the state.