AFTER finishing first in the north-metro Summer League series, Central Aquatic Swimming and Lifesaving Club hopes to continue success at next month’s final.
The Bayswater-based club finished on top of its group of six clubs with the most overall points .
The club will compete against the top two teams from the south-east and south-west groups.
President Perry de Lacy said the group carnivals were a close competition between each club.
“We were quite a way in front so we would have qualified regardless of the results,” he said.
“In the third carnival, we actually were not as strong as the second but it was enough to put us through to the final.”
Mr de Lacy said the club’s trio of rising swimmers – Jackson de Lacy, Adrian Rogers and Jacob Darle – were focused on qualifying for next year’s Australian Swimming Championships.
“The final will come around the time of the nationals, it will be a target meet for us and we will probably have just about everybody available,” he said.
“My coach, Wayne (de Lacy) will still put them in that event but we will just manage them through it especially because it is just so close.
“That is obviously the major goal; trying to make the nationals with national times and it is looking like they will get in.”
Mr de Lacy said while the southern swimming clubs were big and emerging clubs, he was confident Central Aquatic had their measure.
The Summer League Series will be held on December 11 at Beatty Park Leisure Centre.