A TEAM of 10 swimmers from the Riverton Aquanauts Swimming club have been acknowledged by Swimming Australia through the Australian Junior Excellence Program (JX).
The program recognises, rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.
Head coach Gemma Herrington said the local interest in the program had increased two-fold since 2015.
“Last year, Riverton Aquanauts had five swimmers receive these Awards, this year there are 10 swimmers, and we will be aiming for 20 swimmers next year,” she said.
Herrington said over the last year, two Riverton swimmers have been able to improve their 50m breaststroke time by 15 seconds, a remarkable improvement for this event.
The swimmers will be awarded their Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green JX packs shortly, to reflect the standard they have obtained, which is dependent on their best performances during the season.
Club president Ben Loffler said he was thrilled with the result for the new club.
“It is remarkable that two years ago, this Club didn’t even exist, we have been slowly growing our numbers and our swimmers are enjoying the team environment and are also achieving amazing personal best times,” he said.
The next club night is on September 22 and the community is welcome to join.
For more information about the Riverton Aquanauts swimming club, please visit http://rivertonaquanauts.wixsite.com/swimming-club