Guildford and Kalamunda Districts Swimming Club shines at junior state championships

Emma Pittman, Nathan Sason and Megan Schwinkowski standing behind Lucas Nayler, Liam Park and Katie Otway.
Emma Pittman, Nathan Sason and Megan Schwinkowski standing behind Lucas Nayler, Liam Park and Katie Otway.

GUILDFORD and Kalamunda Districts Swimming Club competed at the State Junior Swimming Championships for eight to 12-year-olds held at HBF Stadium in Mt Claremont recently.

The club’s 30 swimmers achieved a personal best rate of 81 per cent from their 150 swims and the club finished fifth in the State on points.

Nathan Sason (12) won nine gold medals and broke the 200m butterfly residential and all-time state records, while Verity Adams (12) won five silver and two bronze medals from her efforts.

Both Verity and Nathan are expected to get places in talent development programs from those performances.

Carys D’Adarrio, Verity Adams, Cayleigh Davis and Emma Pittman.

Cayleigh Davis (now 12) won gold, two silver and two bronze medals and Katie Otway (9) won silver and two bronze medals with an equally busy program over the three days of racing.

Liam Park (8) had the swim of his life to win gold in the 100m freestyle, Lucas Nayler (11) won two bronze medals and Megan Schwinkowski (10) won a bronze medal.

The girls 12 years and under freestyle relay team of Cayleigh, Carys D’Addario (11), Emma Pittman (11) and Verity also collected a bronze medal.

“It was a great weekend of racing to finish the season,” head coach Brett Tongue said.

“I couldn’t be prouder of how our swimmers produced their best, race after race.”