GUILDFORD and Kalamunda Districts Swimming Club members won dozens of medals in the State Age and Open Winter Swimming Championships for 13-year-olds and above recently.
The club had 23 swimmers that had qualified for the champion under the guidance of their coaches Carlos Chitao and Brett Tongue.
The team averaged above 80 per cent from their personal best times throughout the meet, which ranks the club as a high performer compared to other clubs in the state.
Overall they won 13 gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze medals, including three club relay teams who won bronze.
The club will have 30 junior swimmers taking part in the final winter series competition for the Junior Championships during the school holidays.
All swimmers will then start training for the summer long course season.
Medal honour roll
Chelsea Exell – silver
Dayesha Ferris – gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze
Freya Jonker – gold, 2 silver, bronze
Chad Hutton – bronze
Drew Mann – 2 bronze
Jade Mann – 2 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze
Jason Martin – 4 silver, 3 bronze
Emily Nayler – 5 gold
Nathan Sason – 3 gold, 4 silver, bronze
Christopher Verran – gold, bronze
Trio to represent WA
EMILY Nayler (13), Jade Mann (16) and Jason Martin (17) will compete against the best talent from the other states after their results at the recent WA state swimming championships.
The three swimmers from the Guildford and Kalamunda Districts Swimming Club will represent WA at the State Teams Championships at the AIS in Canberra from October 3 to 5.
It is the only major WA swim team selected from performances of all swimmers in WA aged 13 to 17.
“This is a great opportunity for them to experience being in a team environment with and against the most talented swimmers in Australia,” head coach Brett Tongue said.
This will be Jade’s second time on the team, and she hopes to perform as well as last time when she was one of the WA team’s top three performances at the championships.
Jason, who has moved up the rankings in the past 12 months, will be looking to continue his momentum at the state team event.
Emily is the youngster of the team and a breaststroke sensation, who, under the guidance of her coach Carlos Chitao, will be wanting to impress in her first state team.