Personal best time in Swan River race

Brett Silvester crosses the finish line at the 97th annual Swim Thru Perth.
Personal best time in Swan River race
Brett Silvester crosses the finish line at the 97th annual Swim Thru Perth.

Silvester, who has who has cerebral palsy hemiplegia, said he enjoyed the great conditions with clear water and very few jellyfish at his 10th Swan River open water swim.

“My time for the 4km was better than the last few years, he said.

“It was a good hit-out for my duo to Rottnest this year.

“I would like to thank the organisers and paddlers for encouraging me and looking after me during the swim they do a great job.”

Silvester and fellow Superfins WA club member Greg Black appeared on the front cover of the Western Suburbs Weekly on January 12.

Event host Claremont Masters Swimming Club donated part-proceeds from Swim Thru Perth to the WA Disabled Sports Association.

For the third year running, Floreat 12-year-old swimmer Joshua Edwards-Smith won the Ron Grannery Trophy for the youngest swimmer to complete the 4km course with a time of 57m, 53s.

Olympic hopeful Rhys Mainstone (25) took out the David Cummins Trophy by achieving first place overall with 47 minutes and 7 seconds.

Jaime Bowler (34) came first place in the women’s event by completing the swim in 51 minutes and 22 seconds.

Competitors and spectators enjoyed a post-race barbecue under the trees of the Matilda Bay Reserve.