North Lakes Teen Max Cunningham Dominates State Swim Championships with Five Golds

Max Cunningham, a 14-year-old from North Lakes, dominated the recent Queensland State Swimming Championships at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre.

Cunningham, who previously trained at Grace Swimming Club and now attends Churchie on a scholarship, won five gold medals in the 14-year-old age group. His events included the 100m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 100-m freestyle, 50-m backstroke and 200-m freestyle.

Max Cunningham sets state record

In the 100-m freestyle, Cunningham clocked an impressive time of 52.96 seconds to not only win gold but also set a new state record in the event for his age group.

Earlier in the meet, Cunningham won his age group’s 100m butterfly with the fourth-fastest time ever recorded in 56.38 seconds.

Gold medals in the 50-m freestyle, 50-m backstroke and 200-m freestyle took his tally to five.

In addition to his five gold medals, Cunningham also won two bronze medals in the 200-m freestyle and the club mixed freestyle relay.

Published 23-December-2023