Swimmers from the Kalgoorlie Amateur Swimming Club have achieved personal bests in more than 70% of the national pennant races this month.
Media and Sponsorship Manager Melanie Langley said the 2022 SunSmart Country pennants were in Carnarvon on March 5 and 6, with 26 clubs taking part.
She said 21 swimmers from Kalgoorlie-Boulder competed, with Ella O’Brien “smashing” a record in the girls 12 and under 50m freestyle.
“Ella O’Brien beat the C-12 girls’ benchmark and under 50m freestyle of 31.81 by more than half a second, with a solid time of 31.30 seconds,” a statement from Swimming WA.
Ms Langley said swimmer Liam Bryce-Greber received a rising star award – a $150 voucher and a bag of goodies to support his passion.
“Swimming can be an expensive sport when you’re buying new swimmers, new goggles all the time and traveling to competitions,” she said.
Ms Langley said she was looking forward to Kalgoorlie-Boulder hosting the 2024 country pennants as it would attract many swimmers and families to the town.
“It’s a big boost for the city and also a great opportunity for us to showcase everything that’s available, so we’re looking for sponsors and supporters for that,” she said.