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Australind team brings home 36 medals

Harvey-Waroona Reporter
Australind Swimming Club junior development squad, front left, Taylor Davies, 9, Ella Larkman, 10, Jay Pfoeffer, 8, back left, Nita Kiewiet, 12, Kye Moroney, 11, and Sofija Neric, 10.
Camera IconAustralind Swimming Club junior development squad, front left, Taylor Davies, 9, Ella Larkman, 10, Jay Pfoeffer, 8, back left, Nita Kiewiet, 12, Kye Moroney, 11, and Sofija Neric, 10.

A team of 21 swimmers represented the Australind Swimming Club at the Southwest Region Championships last weekend.

The competition invites the best swimmers from Mandurah through to Margaret River to compete for the title.

Two senior team members from Australind, Zara Moroney and Chloe Watson, were named as members of the Southwest region team.

This honour recognises the swimmers’ exceptional performance in the pool over the past year.

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The swimmers competed in a total of 98 races and brought home 36 medals including five gold, 15 silver, 16 bronze and a total of 40 personal best times.

At eight years of age, the club’s youngest swimmer Jay Pfoeffer got the team off to a winning start, claiming gold and a new club record in the boy’s 8 years 50m backstroke.

Jay finished in a time of 44.72, knocking 0.73sec off the previous club record, and took home two gold medals and one silver from the three events he competed in.

Zara Moroney also had an exceptional day in the pool winning four silver medals and two bronze medals. She achieved four personal bests, including taking 16sec off her 200m freestyle time.

Coach of the performance squad Mike Warnock said the club members had been training exceptionally hard in the lead up to the championships.

“The swimmers have been training up to five times a week,” Warnock said.

“They work hard and are enthusiastic, which is key to performing well.

“I have no doubt that the team will continue to achieve success and their personal goals during the upcoming long course season.”

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