Jon Harrison has been selected as Australian Team Coach for Junior Open Water Worlds

13 May 2024

Westside Christ Church Head Coach, Jon Harrison has been named as Team Coach for the Australian team at the upcoming World Aquatics Open Water Swimming Junior World Championships in Italy.

Set to unfold in September, the event will see Harrison joining Luke Stafford from Sunshine Coast Grammar as Team Coaches, with Mel Tantrum as the World Junior Head Coach.

The coaching team, along with WAIS's Chris Perrey and Jemma Bassi as Team Physiotherapists, will oversee a team of eight young elite swimmers from across Australia. These promising athletes are the next generation of Open Water swimmers with potential Olympic aspirations. 

Among these rising stars is WA's Xavier Collins (Westside Christ Church), competing in the 10km event, and Lucas Fackerell (Breakers), competing in the 7.5km event off the shores of Alghero, Sardinia.

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