200 expected to make a splash in Harvey

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Harvey Swimming Club members Damon Rakowski, 10, Jodan Rakowski, 14, Alicia Williams, 14, Jarvis Haunold, 11, and Zoe Williams, 11.
Camera IconHarvey Swimming Club members Damon Rakowski, 10, Jodan Rakowski, 14, Alicia Williams, 14, Jarvis Haunold, 11, and Zoe Williams, 11. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore

Harvey swimmers are busy training for the 19th consecutive Harvey Open Competition.

The competition will take place on February 15 at Dr Peter Topham Memorial Swimming Pool.

More than 200 swimmers from the South West will wade into Harvey for the swimming meet.

Twenty swimming clubs from the region are expected at this year’s Harvey open.

Harvey Swimming Club member Zoe Williams said she was training hard for the event.

“My strongest stroke is probably freestyle,” Zoe said.

“I’ll try and get a PB (personal best) in the event heat on the day.”

Zoe also said she enjoyed training and said her three coaches Daniel, Courtney and Kaitlyn were great.

The club will also send swimmers off to Geraldton in March to compete in Country Pennants.

The three-day competition, held on the March long weekend, originated in Northam in 1959.

It is the highlight of the regional swimming calendar for clubs between Kalgoorlie and Albany.

It was designed to give regional towns an opportunity to host and bring tourism into the town.

The regional swimming meet is expected to come home to the South West in 2025, according to Swimming WA, although it is still yet to be confirmed.

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