South Esk's Sophie Hills made a splash on day one of the Australian age swimming championships on the Gold Coast this week.
Hills set two new Tasmanian multi-class records, swam two new personal best times and recorded three top-10 finishes.
The sport's peak body for the state, Swimming Tasmania, congratulated Hills in a post on Facebook: "An outdoor pool and torrential rain did not stop Sophie... Awesome effort."
Hills' records and PBs came in the 100-metre butterfly, where she placed fifth, and the 100m backstroke (eighth).
The 14-year-old, who swims in the S9 category, also finished 10th in the 50m freestyle.
An outdoor pool and torrential rain did not stop Sophie.- Swimming Tasmania
Hills is one of eight South Esk swimmers competing on the Gold Coast in age and open nationals.
South Esk president Kris Dolle said the club was "very excited" for the team, which also includes: Blake Stretton competing in three individual freestyle events, Xavier Nesbit in the 200m breaststroke, relay swimmers Charlotte Pilsbury-Milne, Roisin Goodsall, Zane Zehntner and Flynn Viney; and Morgen Hawkins representing the club in the open nationals.
Viney is a late inclusion, replacing Tom Heazlewood, who was injured in a touch football game.
Other results from day one of the championships in the Gold Coast included: Paralympian and former Devonport swimmer Jacob Templeton, who was third in the 50m freestyle and sixth in the 400m free; and Sahansa Udawatta, from the Hobart-based HC swim club, who was fifth in 50m breaststroke and ninth in the 50m freestyle for 11-14 year olds.
The Australian Age Swimming Championships, which include the Australian Multi-Class Swimming Championships, continue at Southport, Gold Coast, until Monday, April 12.
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