A TEAM of eight swimmers from the Riverton Aquanauts Swimming Club swam at the State Junior Long Course Championships, held at HBF Stadium from April 15-17.
Matthew Loffler (10), Jorja Pullen (10), Caitlin Golding (11), Samuel Loffler (11), Josh Beaman (11), Jaidyn Hamilton (12) all qualified for a variety of swims after meeting the Swimming WA qualifying times for their age.
It was an excellent result for the club’s youngest members, newcomers Jorja Golding (8) and Daisy Kammerman (8).
Head coach Gemma Herrington said it was humbling to see the squad rewarded for their efforts.
“It’s been great to see the swimmers rewarded for all their dedication and effort,” she said.
“They have been training very hard and were very excited to compete against the best in the state.”
Herrington said she was thrilled to see the youngsters putting in the hard work to achieve the results.
“Our swimmers competed in 23 events and 73 per cent were personal best times,” she said.
“I am so proud to see all the swimmers doing so well and swimming faster each competition, it is only with long hours of training, do these results start to show.”
Riverton Aquanauts won its first medal at a State Championships at the meet, with Matthew Loffler winning bronze in the 100m breaststroke.
Junior Champs and members swim at monthly club nights, which the public is welcome to join.
Each club night includes novelty events and raffle prizes.