Southside Penrhos Wesley swimmers win at life saving comp

Southside Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club athlete Harrison Hynes (16).
Southside Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club athlete Harrison Hynes (16).

TWO Southside Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club swimmers were part of the 14-strong WA team that brought home bronze at the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships in Sydney earlier this month.

WA claimed 24 gold, 15 silver and six bronze medals at the three-day championships, finishing third overall behind New South Wales and Victoria.

Southside Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club and Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club swimmers Harrison Hynes and Kelton Rothnie were part of the WA team.

Harrison (16) won one individual silver, two team gold and three team silver medals.

Harrison also competed in the Life Saving Championships last year.

“I originally was involved in the surf club part of it and I thought I could improve myself by joining the Royal Life Saving and developing my skills in the competition,” he said.

“I enjoy it a lot, I find it a good way to make friends and have fun.”

Live Saving sport events include obstacle swim races, CPR competitions and situational rescues with mannequins.

“It’s a combination of swimming certificates and saving lives,” Harrison said.

“We’ll be practising rescues with mannequins in place of real humans.”