Wanneroo’s Aqua Attack Swimming Club eager for former glory

Aqua Attack swimmers have achieved much in competition and in technical improvements. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d444353
Aqua Attack swimmers have achieved much in competition and in technical improvements. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d444353

THE 15-year-old Wanneroo Aqua Attack Swimming Club will hold its inaugural club championships at Wanneroo Aquamotion on Friday.

Head coach Marion Durham said the committee was trying to build up the community club to its “former glory”.

“After the closure during pool renovation some years ago, the club has never fully recovered its numbers,” she said.

“The swimmers’ achievements this year have been spread across a continuum from technical improvements to making State times, a smattering of club records, improvement in fitness and a myriad of personal bests,” she explained.

“Our swimmers started in the competitive arena taking part in the SunSmart Dive and Try Swim Meets which are designed to be Swimming WA’s introduction to swimming competition for junior swimmers.

“The Aqua Attack swimmers made finals with three medal winners – silver won by both Lana Oberholzer and Mitchell Trimboli and a bronze by Grace Mukomberanwa.”

Ms Durham said they and Alistair Sutton and Winifred Taylor-Williams had also done well in the Australian Junior Excellence Program (JX).

“Zoe D’Olmpio, Mitchell Trimboli and Emily Plumb went on to qualify for the Junior State Championships which were held at the HBF Stadium on September 26 and 27,” she said.

“All swimmers rose to the occasion with improved technical races and personal best times.”

The club caters for swimmers of all levels, and will hold its championships on October 9 from 5.30pm.

It offers free trial sessions – to book, call Annette on 0400 823 813 or email registrar.aquaattack@gmail.com.

For more information about the club, visit www.aquaattack.net.