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Records fall as our junior champions light up the water

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Monday 10 April

Over Friday 7 to Sunday 9 March close to 600 of Western Australia’s youngest swimmers converged on HBF Stadium for the 2017 Hancock Family Medical Foundation Junior Championships. 

The meet continues to grow each year and represent a highlight on the SunSmart Long Course calendar, as our junior swimmers put their season of training and competition to the test.

“The Hancock Family Medical Foundation Junior Championships is one of the most exciting and biggest events of the summer. It’s great to see so many of our junior swimmers having fun on pool deck and putting the skills they’ve been learning into practice,” said Swimming WA Performance and Development Manager Carolyn Morrison.

As well as a lot of fun in the stands with balloon twisting and crafts keeping the kids entertained, it was a weekend of very fast swimming from the juniors with records as old as 45-years-old being broken.

“It’s fantastic that a season of hard work is paying off for our juniors, we have a very promising generation of swimmers coming through,” said Morrison. 

Swimmer of the Meet winners – 

Girls 11yrs/O Neeve Fasher (SouthSide Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club),

Girls 10yrs/U Haylee Nowrojee (Breakers Swim Club)

Boys 11yrs/O Kelly Giles (Geraldton Amateur Swimming Club)

Boys 10yrs/U Jackson Anderson (St Hildas Swim Club)

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