Riverton Aquanauts Swimming Club not out of its depth in higher division, takes out another premiership

The C Division winning Riverton Aquanauts team.
The C Division winning Riverton Aquanauts team.

A JUMP in grade proved no obstacle for Riverton Aquanauts Swimming Club, who took out a Swimming WA Club Premiership for the second year running.

After being dubbed champions of D Division in 2017, the team of 46 Riverton swimmers found themselves bumped up a grade to take on the tougher competition in C Division.

Despite the added pressure the team still proved too strong for their opponents, finishing the competition on 446 points, more than 100 ahead of the second placed Thornlie on 331.

Head coach Gemma Herrington, who celebrated the win by jumping into the pool from the 3m platform fully clothed, said it had been a great competition all around, with many of their swimmers recording personal best times at the event.

“I’m really delighted with the amazing team spirit, as all of the swimmers were cheering their team mates on,” she said.

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