Southside Penrhos Wesley Swim Club member selected for Australia’s National Pool Lifesaving team

Harrison Hynes (15).
WA state team: Lachlan Meldrum (left back row), Harrison Hynes, TJ Chong Sue, Josh Windsor, Jake Smith, Adam Moore, Alicia Anderson, Maddi Howe (left front row), Madeline Thompson, Chalise Pratt, Dayna Tindall and Lily Moore.
Harrison Hynes (15). WA state team: Lachlan Meldrum (left back row), Harrison Hynes, TJ Chong Sue, Josh Windsor, Jake Smith, Adam Moore, Alicia Anderson, Maddi Howe (left front row), Madeline Thompson, Chalise Pratt, Dayna Tindall and Lily Moore.

SOUTHSIDE Penrhos Wesley Swim Club’s Harrison Hynes has been selected to join Australia’s National Pool Lifesaving team, the Aussie Barras, after a stellar performance at the annual Australian Pool Life Saving Championships last week .The 15-year-old Rossmoyne resident won his place in the state team, along with 12 others, after taking part in a series of development sessions and State Trials in November.

Hynes has been at Southside since age eight and said growth in both his body and mind were behind a change to begin serious competitions two years ago.

“I had the idea that I was doing ok at swimming with not too much of an effort but grew up a bit and felt I could be doing more, doing better,” he said.

WA placed third overall at the championships but placed first in the men’s category.

Hynes won three gold, four silver and two bronze medals.

He was also part of the under-16 mixed team that broke the Australian record for the medley relay.

Team members

TJ Chong Sue (14) –UWA/Westcoast Swim Club
Maddi Howe (16) –Perth City Swim Club and City Beach Surf Club
Lachlan Meldrum (17) –Breakers Lifesaving Club and Trigg Surf Club
Adam Moore (41) –Breakers Lifesaving and Cottesloe Surf Club
Alicia Anderson (31) – Cottesloe Surf Club
Chalise Pratt (15) –UWA/Westcoast Swim Club and Trigg Surf Club
Jake Smith (20) – Breakers Lifesaving Club and Trigg Surf Club
Madeline Thompson (17) –Breakers Lifesaving Club and Trigg Surf Club
Dayna Tindall (15) – Breakers Lifesaving Club and Sorrento Surf Club
Josh Windsor (20) – Breakers Lifesaving Club and Trigg Surf Club
Toby Beck (15) – Fremantle Swim Club
Lily Moore (14) – Breakers Lifesaving Club and Cottesloe Surf Club