Swimming: Riverton Aquanauts grab silver at Legend of the League series


The Aquanauts Summer Series contingent.
The Aquanauts Summer Series contingent.

IN a gripping final meet, the Riverton Aquanauts swimming club took out second place at the final Legend of the League swimming series.

Held at Beatty Park, the meet combined winning clubs from across Perth that had qualified through district-based competitions.

The Aquanauts took 38 swimmers to the competition, the largest team size to date, all of whom held their own against league powerhouses.

While the side was pipped at the post by the Booragoon-based South Shore Swimming Club, the Aquanauts comfortably took out silver.

The event was aimed at encouraging swimmers to support their team members, as well as practise their race skills in a fun and friendly environment.

Head coach Gemma Herrington said she was thrilled with the effort put in by the side.

“(The swimmers) managed to put in some amazing swims to race against some of the best swimmers in the league,” she said.

Club vice-president Rick Golding said the result was an indication of the club’s camaraderie and focus.

He said the entire series had brought out the best in the Riverton team.

“The series of competitions has helped to strengthen our Riverton team culture and we made many friends from other clubs along the way, which was an added bonus,” he said.

The club welcomes any swimmer interested in competing and making friends, and hosts its next club night on January 20.

More details can be found at http://rivertonaquanauts.wixsite.com/swimming-club.

Competition results

South Shore Swimming Club – 763 points

Riverton Aquanauts Swimming Club – 663 Points

Thornlie Swimming Club – 492.5 points

Rockingham Swimming Club – 456.5 points

Riverside Swimming Club – 420 points

Breakers Swimming Club – 272 points