Brianna breaks records at interschool carnival

Future Olympic hopeful Brianna Throssell continues to spread her wings and land more titles, this time in the 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle events at a recent carnival. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d397894
Future Olympic hopeful Brianna Throssell continues to spread her wings and land more titles, this time in the 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle events at a recent carnival. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d397894

Brianna (17) won the 100m freestyle in 57.86 seconds and the 50m butterfly in 28.07 seconds at the Independent Girls Schools Sport Association’s (IGSSA) recent carnival.

The two record-breaking victories follow a successful 2012 when she earned two silver medals at the World Short Course Swimming Championships as a member of the 4 x 100m freestyle and medley relay teams.

She has also competed at the Junior World Swimming Championships and Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Competition. Brianna said juggling eight training sessions a week with the demands of Year 12 studies could be difficult, but she was focused on continuing her swimming career.

‘My ultimate aim would be to compete in the 2016 Olympics,’ she said.

Brianna, who swims in the City of Perth Swimming Club, moved from the Kalamunda Districts Swimming Club to compete improve her times.