Geraldton swimmers grab personal bests, silver against country powerhouses at pennants

Reuben CarderMidwest Times
Under-10 relay swimmers Sahara Coyle, Caitlyn Naisbitt, Amellia Hayes and Jasmin Nicholson.
Camera IconUnder-10 relay swimmers Sahara Coyle, Caitlyn Naisbitt, Amellia Hayes and Jasmin Nicholson. Credit: Supplied

Geraldton junior swimmers turned in personal best times and a strong relay performance against some country powerhouses in the top division of the biggest regional swimming event this month.

The club sent 27 swimmers to Carnarvon for the Swimming WA Country Pennants competition over the March long weekend.

In soaring temperatures that were reaching 38 degrees at 10am, Geraldton came second overall in the A-division relays, and were fourth in the division overall.

The swimmers were competing against established clubs like Peel, Mandurah, Bunbury, Australind and Pinjarra in the top bracket.

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“The team came home with lots of bling and an immense pride in their awesome teamwork and achievements,” the association said.

“The kids swam amazingly and achieved a lot of personal bests.”

Nate Butcher, Sahara Coyle, Angus McDonald, Caitlyn Naisbitt, Spencer Sojan, Gaia Steele, Alex Travasso and Oliver White have qualified for State-level competition, and the club will also be in training for the Short Course Classic running on the June long weekend in Geraldton.

Alex Travasso and Caitlyn Naisbitt won the Aqua Technics Rising Star Award, an award given to 14 juniors around the State for their efforts in and out of the pool.

Country pennants will run in Northam in 2022.

Expressions of interest for term two swimming with the club can be sent to secretary@gasc.club

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