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Confirmed entries for the Perth City Classic No 1. Boys 10 years 50 Freestyle, , HFMF Junior Long Course Championships, 6 Apr 30C. Whether competing as a solo, duo or team, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a 'team' event with all swimmers surrounded by a support network of paddlers, boat. South Australia States Championships – 16th – 19th July This was a really Perth City Classic – 18th July GKDSC Swim Meet.
A big thank you to Amber for coming out of retirement to do an amazing job swimming for us. We did so well coming second to a very strong Hedland team.
Looking forward to taking a larger squad to Kalgoorlie to enable us to take out our division next year. Thank you to all the parents and family members who also attended — your contribution is greatly appreciated. Our swimmers proved to be very successful, bringing home 11 medals and close to 20 PBs. Jasmine claimed four medals, including gold in the m and m Backstroke, Ross won three medals including two golds. Cara brought home three medals including bronze in the m Freestyle.
Tessa also competed in the m Freestyle, winning the silver medal. Both girls swam huge PBs in the event with Cara taking 1 minute and 4 seconds off her previous time and Tessa taking off 29 seconds. Isabella achieved a state qualifying time in her first attempt at the m Backstroke. Chad, Nick and Lauren all swam PBs at the meet and Hannah showed just how strong she is by swimming the m Butterfly for the first time. Amy spent her 10th birthday competing at the meet.
She swam in the m Backstroke and Breaststroke for the first time and achieved state qualifying times in her new age group for both events.
Our new head coach, Brooke Kemp, started off with a bang by putting the Senior Squad through a tough week of training. The swimmers attended double sessions every day with the goal of swimming 50 kilometers in one week. The week ended with a 2-hour session in the 50m pool in Bunbury. The swimmers swam nineteen personal best times between them including five each from Eden McDonald and Jay Darnell. Youngsters Amy Kerr and Neve McDonald, who swam in the nine and under division, collected seven personal best times between them.
The club also amassed a total of 10 medals. Tessa Viljoen claimed silver in the m Breaststroke while her sister Cara won four medals, including gold in the m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke.
Results – Swim meets
Amy Kerr came home with an incredible five medals. Amy won gold in the m Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke as well as silver in the m Individual Medley, 50m Breaststroke and m Freestyle. A pentathlon requires swimmers to compete in five events with trophies being awarded to the athletes with the best aggregate times for those five swims.
Tessa and Cara swam four personal best times between them to finish amongst the trophies in the 15 and over division. Tessa finished in sixth place while Cara also claimed a trophy for an eighth place finish. Amy continued her top ten state performances by bringing home the fourth place trophy in the nine-year old division. Amy swam huge personal best times in all of her events and claimed many club records in the process. Amy also finished the weekend ranked first in the state and 13th in Australia for the m Breaststroke.
The Pentathlon was especially significant for the Busselton Swimming Club as it marked the competitive swimming debut of Elissa Darnell, the clubs first swimmer to swim in the multiclass division. Elissa had a sensational first meet finishing in the top two for both of her swims. Elissa came second in the 50m Backstroke and first in the 50m Freestyle.
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With such a great weekend of short course swimming, the Busselton Swimming Club is looking forward to an outstanding season ahead. Eden, competing in her first state championships, swam PBs in all of her events and showed enormous potential in the m backstroke. Amy swam incredible PBs in both the 50m and m breaststroke events. Amy was rewarded with a bronze medal in both and cemented her place as one of the states top three breaststrokers for her age.
Amy also finished as a finalist in the m individual medley and swam five PBs for the meet. Maddy, who holds a top three state ranking for her age in the 50m butterfly, did not disappoint in her favourite discipline either. Maddy won silver and bronze respectively for the 12 years 50m and m butterfly. She also lays claim to the fastest times on record by a year-old Busselton resident in these events.
Additionally, Maddy placed as a finalist in the 50m freestyle and capped off a great meet with four personal best times. The swimmers, joined by their friends from Margaret River and Bunbury, competed against swimmers from Asian countries around the Indian Ocean. In total the Busselton Swimming Club came home with a massive 23 medals.
Maddy was named one of the top five swimmers of the meet. Medals were harder to come by, but not out of reach, for Jay Darnell and Amy Kerr who were swimming as the youngest competitors in their respective age divisions. Amy Kerr capitalized on the tough competition from older swimmers by achieving PBs in all of her events and also came away with a bronze medal. Her swims contributed to Region 1 winning the division and being promoted to C Division next year. She won both her events, swam PBs in both events and managed to swim sub in the 50 breaststroke raising her ranking to 4th in the State for this event!
The weather was warm with a light breeze. In the solo event, our first swimmer home was Peter Pavlinovich with a smashing time of Cara Viljoen was the first girl in a Despite a cold and windy start, the day soon became hot and still with a constant smell of smoke reminding us of the bush fires still burning nearby.
Jay Darnell and Zac Morrison were both top 5 achievers for the meet. Jay won 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals and achieved 6 PBs out of 7 swims.
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Zac won 2 bronze medals, achieved 6 out of 7 PBs and bravely attempted the IM for the first time. Amy, Cara and Tessa also brought home medals, bringing the total haul to Charlie Morrant and Lindsay Ward swam the m Freestyle for the first time. The conditions were windy and overcast with numerous large jellyfish but Cara still managed to get her 14 year old National time, and Tessa came in a few minutes later, in the 5km event.
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