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Barratt proves age no barrier at Australian Swimming Championships

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Tuesday 11 April 

Rockingham Swimming Club’s Holly Barratt has qualified for the World Championships after finishing second in the 100m Backstroke at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships last night.

Clocking in at 59.66, just behind Australian record holder Emily Seebohm, the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest will be the 29-year-old’s maiden appearance on a major Australian team. 

Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley congratulated Barratt on her efforts - sighting her hard work, dedication and the support of her Club as paramount in earning her place on the Australian team.

“Holly’s story is one of perseverance. To have a break from the sport as a teenager and then come back faster and stronger than ever shows great maturity and work ethic – qualities I’m sure Holly will bring to the Australian Dolphins team when she races in Budapest later this year,” said Mr. Beazley.

“She’s a great ambassador for swimming and an amazing role model for our teenage swimmers.”

The Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships continue tonight, with WA swimmers Zac Inserti and Brianna Throssell already having already qualified for finals.

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