Swimming: Riverton Aquanauts finish 10th at Junior State Championships


The Riverton Aquanauts team that competed at the Junior State Championships.
The Riverton Aquanauts team that competed at the Junior State Championships.

A TEAM of 16 Riverton Aquanauts excelled in the pool at the recent Junior State Championships, finishing 10th out of more than 50 clubs.

The young team of swimmers aged eight-12 swam in 69 events over the three-day championship.

Nine-year-old Mackenzie Bell was one of the strongest competitors, bringing home a gold, two silvers and five bronzes, while 12-year-old teammate Jacob Hale finished with a gold, three silver and two bronze.

Mackenzie was named one of the top five swimmers of the event, beating out more than 600 other competitors.

Head coach Gemma Herrington said it had been a record breaking competition for the Aquanauts.

“The results over the weekend were amazing, with 81 per cent of the swims recorded as new personal best times, which is the best result our club has ever achieved at a State Championship level,” she said.

Visit www.rivertonaquanauts.wixsite.com/swimming-club for more information on the club.

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