Sydney splashdown

Chase Cooper was tearing up the water in his first AA meet.

PORT HAWKESBURY: The Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team (PHAST) sent 11 AA level swimmers to Sydney on March 30-31.

All athletes raced to top eight finishes and blew the competition out of the water with relay action, with Womens, Mens and Mixed squads snagging one third, one second, and six first place finishes.

Hannah Austen soared to second in the 100m Butterfly. She also took first in the 200m IM, 200m Freestyle, the 50m, 100m, and 200m Breaststroke.

Mariah Austen powered to first in the 200m Backstroke and 400m IM.; second in the 100m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly; and fourth in both the 50m Freestyle and the 50m Breaststroke.

PHAST swimmers had a great performance in Sydney. Seen here are (back, from left) Chase Cooper, Emma Crispo, Meghan Hayes, Baileigh Bekkers, and Matthew Penner. In front are (from left) Cein Kennedy, Olivia Langley, Lily MacLean, Mariah Austen, Hannah Austen, and Zack Elsworth.

Baileigh Bekkers swam to third in the 50m Breaststroke and 400m IM; fifth in the 50m and 200m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke and Backstroke; and sixth in the 200m IM,

Chase Cooper could not be caught as he stroked to first in the 50m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly in his first AA level meet; third in the 100m Freestyle, second in the 50m Backstroke; fourth in the 200m IM and 50m Butterfly; fifth in the 200m Freestyle; and sixth in the 100m Breaststroke.

Emma Crispo powered to first in the 200m Breaststroke; second in the 50m Butterfly and 50m and 100m Breaststroke; fourth in the 200m Freestyle and 200m IM; and eighth in the 200m Freestyle.

Zachary Elsworth stroked to first in the 200m IM, and 50m and 100m Breaststroke; second in the 50m Butterfly; fifth in the 100m Butterfly.

Meghan Hayes zoomed to first in the 200m Backstroke and 50m and 100m Butterfly; and second in the 50m and 100m Backstroke, and 200m Freestyle.

Cein Kennedy swam to first in the 100m Backstroke and 200m and 800m Freestyle; second in the 50m and 100m Freestyle; and third in the 100m Butterfly.

Olivia Langley saw third in the 800m Freestyle; fifth in the 100m Freestyle; and eighth in the 400m Freestyle.

Lily MacLean shone with a first in the 100m Butterfly and Freestyle; second in the 50m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke; third in the 50m and 200m Breaststroke; fourth in the 200m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke; and sixth in the 200m IM.

Matthew Penner was unstoppable with first in the 50m, 100m, and 200m Breaststroke, and 50m and 100m Butterfly.