FOUR local swimming talents from the South Gippsland Bass Swimming Club (SGBSC) recently participated in the School Sports Australia Swimming Championships.
The event was held at the Doone Kennedy Aquatic Centre in Hobart from July 25 to 31, involving swimmers from across Australia.
The club’s four swimmers, aged between 10 and 19, were chosen on their previous 12 months’ performance and their top state rankings. Representing Team Victoria were: Cooper Quaife – 12, Josh Wight – 14, Lily Robinson – 17 and Eric Zubcic – 17.
The SGBSC swimmers, coached under Dylan Muir, have dedicated their time during the past season. They were often training 12 to 14 hours in the pool each week, plus strength and conditioning sessions.
The team members also competed in several regional and state meets to secure their position on the team.
All swimmers did the club proud breaking several personal bests and making finals. A special mention to Cooper Quaife and Josh Wight bringing home medals.
Cooper received three individual silver medals for 200m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and 100m Butterfly events, claiming the title of fastest 12-year-old male swimmer from Victoria.
Josh took home a bronze medal in the 4x50m Freestyle Relay.
Swimmers would like to thank the local community for all their support with purchasing raffle tickets and sponsorship. This allowed these young athletes to achieve their goals competing at a national level.
National swimming successes