MANDURAH Baptist College students Lily Beste (Year 11) and Harrison Radcliffe (Year 10) have been selected to represent WA at the 2019 State Teams Championships in Canberra.
They put in powerful displays at the State Swimming Championships.
Beste swam in ten races, medalling in nine and was crowned the state champion in the 400m Individual Medley.
She swam the Individual Medley in a blistering four minutes and fifty seconds.
Beste credited her performance to her training.
“It’s awesome to see all my hard work paying off because we’ve been in a really hard training block,” she said.
“I’ve really enjoyed swimming competitively, and I really have a passion for the sport.
“It’s a love-hate relationship, but I really enjoy it.”
Radcliffe swam in five freestyle events and was the state champion in the 1500m as well as the 800m.
“It feels amazing that I’ve been picked by the state I come from to represent them, so it’s a big honour to swim for the state,” Radcliffe said.
Year 8 prospect Summer Houston also swam well at the event and hopes to emulate Beste’s success next year.
“They’re really good role models, they always train hard, and it’s really good to see them get the results,” Houstan said.
“It’s really inspiring.”
The State Teams Championships run from Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6.