Breakers make waves in competition

Grace Hull.
Grace Hull.

The 15-year-old came second in the 10km open-water event, and also competed in the 200m and 400m freestyle.

Another first for Breakers was Robyn Lee’s participation in the Summer Youth Olympic Games held in China.

Representing her birth country Zimbabwe, she swam in the 50m and 100m butterfly.

Also making waves at the club are George Harley, Jake Smith and Brody McGowan, who have been selected into the inaugural WA Institute of Sport Northern Suburbs High Performance Training Centre program at Craigie Leisure Centre and Arena Joondalup.

US Olympic trainer Bud McAllister has been appointed head coach of the elite squad to work on improving fitness, stroke techniques and turns and starts.

‘As the youngest member of the squad, it is an honour to be training alongside more experienced swimmers who share the same goals and are determined like me to get to international level,’ George (15) said.

Kyle Muller (15) recently represented WA in the 16-year-old division at the School Sport Australian Swimming Championships where he came fifth in the 200m breaststroke and sixth in the 200m individual medley.

His personal-best results qualified him for the 2015 National Age Long Course championships in the 200m breaststroke in the 16-years and 17/18-years divisions.

Breakers life member Robyn Arblaster was also recently awarded the Swimming WA Official of the Year Award and the Department of Sport and Recreation Official of the Year Award for swimming.