Thornlie Swimming Club duo record personal bests at Pacific School Games


Thornlie Swimming Club’s state representatives Jordan Preece and Taleisha Hurford.
Thornlie Swimming Club’s state representatives Jordan Preece and Taleisha Hurford.

TWO Thornlie Swimming Club members have donned the WA black and gold at the recent Pacific School Games.

Jordan Preece and Taleisha Hurford travelled to Adelaide last month as part of the WA team competing against swimmers from India, Singapore, Macau, Indonesia, Pakistan, Fiji and the rest of Australia.

Ferndale resident Preece swam in seven individual events and three relays and finished with 10 long course (50m pool) personal bests, making eight finals along the way.

Meanwhile, Armadale’s Hurford swam in four individual events and one relay to secure two long course personal bests.

Preece was also one of three swimmers who represented the club at the recent State Age Group Championships, reaching five finals along the way.

Christian Tyler and Grace Kyle also competed, with 17-year-old Kyle finishing fourth in the 100m and 200m breaststroke final for her age.

Swimmers walking towards glory

Fellow Thornlie club members Richelle Morales and Sienna Andritsos also competed at the games, but they swapped the pool for the track.

Entered in the under-16 and under-14 3000m walk respectively, Morales (5th) and Andritsos (4th) both performed admirably.

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