YOUNG Kwinana local Zachariah Morrissey has been selected for the 2016-17 Swimming WA performance pathway program.
The junior from Kwinana Swimming Club was selected at the recent long-course State Championships to take part in the program.
It has been developed to capture talented athletes and deliver the appropriate developmental and educational opportunities required along each step of the journey.
Zachariah is excited about this amazing opportunity and hopes that it will help him to achieve his goals of competing at the Commonwealth and Olympic games in future years.
“This has given me the boost to continue training and the goals to get better at the sport I love,” he said.
Zachariah will be able to participate in a wide variety of squad activities and camps, exposing him to world-class programs that develop potential both in and out of the water.
Zachariah and fellow young swimmer Kirra Russell received the Doug Mickle Shield 11-13yr Intermediate Champions awards at the Kwinana Swimming Club’s annual trophy night.
Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams spoke of the club’s resilience and strength to hold together during trying times when a necessary refurbishment left it without a pool for nearly 12 months.
Kwinana Swimming Club is gaining a reputation as a competitive force, attracting members from Cockburn all the way to Mandurah.
At last weekend’s Swimmer of the Year Awards, Kwinana Swimming Club was officially named D- Grade Premiership Champions, enabling it to move into C Grade and compete in a broader range of swim meets at a higher level of competition.