Riverton Aquanauts duo love making a splash


Daisy Kammermann and Taylor Grant
Daisy Kammermann and Taylor Grant

HAVE you ever wondered why athletes spend hours swimming in a pool?

Two members of the Riverton Aquanauts Swimming Club can tell you why.

Taylor Grant is the eldest club member at 19 while Daisy Kammermann is the youngest at eight, but both have been swimming since their parents put them in a pool at about six months of age.

“I like feeling like a fish and gliding through the water,” Daisy said.

The young swimmer is now a couple of weeks away from her first junior state championships swim, while at the other end of the scale, experienced Taylor said swimming was an important part of his social and sporting calender.

“Swimming is a great way to stay fit and be part of a group of great people,” he said.

“It’s a sport I’ve fallen in love with and made lots of new friendships through. I’m sure I’ll still be swimming well into my later years.

“Being part of a club is a great social environment.”

The atmosphere and the great club members is the most enjoyable part for Taylor, but he also enjoys competing in open water events, completing his first solo crossing in the Rottnest Channel Swim this year.

“My favourite event is the 10km open water swim and other endurance events but in the pool probably the 800m freestyle,” he said.

Riverton Aquanauts Club president Ben Loffler said the club provided a friendly and safe environment that valued inclusiveness, integrity and respect.

“We encourage members to achieve their own personal goals, whether it is to improve upon their own personal fitness, their own personal best times or to represent Australia,” he said.

Club nights are held every three weeks at the Riverton LeisurePlex Centre, with a variety of swims to participate in, including fun relay team games and novelty events.

New members are welcome to attend the next club night, or for more information visit rivertonaquanauts.wix.com/swimming-club.