MEMBERS of the Guildford and Kalamunda Districts Swimming Club recently competed at the Australian Age Swimming Championships for 13 to 18-year-olds in Sydney.
The team consisted of eight swimmers and two coaches – senior coach Carlos Chitao and head coach Brett Tongue.
“To just qualify for these championships is a season’s journey, but then to be in the finals against such top-level swimmers is another step forward,” Tongue said.
“From these performances all Guildford-Kalamunda swimmers will now be identified in Swimming WA performance pathway programs for 2018-19.”
Emily Nayler made two finals at the championships and is now ranked number one in WA for 13 years breaststroke.
Jade Mann made the 16 years 100m and 200m breaststroke finals as well and achieved open level times during the season.
Christopher Verran competed in the 15 years 1500m freestyle and finished fifth in Australia.
He also competed in the 400m freestyle and achieved a personal best.
Others with personal bests at the championships included Freya Jonker in the 15 years 100m and 200m butterfly, Drew Mann 14 years 400m individual medley, Jason Martin 17/18 years 100m and 200m freestyle, Joshua Pendal 16 years 400m and 1500m freestyle and Hayden Schwinkowski 14 years 100m breaststroke.
Chelsea Exell also qualified for the 200m backstroke.