Surf life saving: Secret Harbour teen wins two gold medals at Surf Life Saving WA Endurance Championships


Patrick Dart, Oliver Brehaut and Fraser Bytheway.
Patrick Dart, Oliver Brehaut and Fraser Bytheway.

SECRET Harbour resident Oliver Brehaut won two gold medals at the 2017 Surf Life Saving WA’s Sunsmart Endurance Championships at Trigg Beach.

The Year 8 student competed in the under-14 years 2km board and under-14 years 2km surf race for swim winning gold in both events.

Oliver said he’d trained hard throughout the winter with surf club coach Mark Muir for this event and the upcoming summer season.

“I was determined to win gold in the swim and board at the Endurance Champs,” he said.

“It was a very close race between myself and another boy in the 2km board race as we were on each other’s tail throughout the race but he finished only a second behind me so I was relieved when I won.”

Swimming since he was a toddler, Oliver joined Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club when he was nine.

His goal is to represent the state at a national level.

“I am targeting national times for open water and pool swimming and hope to make the qualifying times for the Australian Age Championships in Sydney in 2018,” he said.

“It’s all very exciting and I have my coaches to thank who have supported me in both disciplines during my winter training.”

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