Swimmers succeed at state championships

The Busselton Swimming Club age and open state Championship team.
The Busselton Swimming Club age and open state Championship team.

The Busselton Swimming Club finished 2016 with great success claiming six medals at the SunSmart Open and Age Long Course State Championships in December.

Eleven of the club’s senior swimmers competed in the meet with several members achieving several personal best times.

Debutantes

Lauren McGregor, Niamh Jury, Eden McDonald and Lucinda Jones made their senior state championships debut.

The debutantes swam at least one personal best time and finished as finalists in either individual or relay events.

Jones made it a debut to remember by claiming bronze in the 100 metres butterfly for her age group.

Seniors

Maddison Johnston-Walker made the finals of the 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly and 50m freestyle, finishing in the state’s top eight for her age group in each event.

Ella Butler swam well in her breaststroke events and finished as a finalist in both.

Butler  took an incredible seven seconds off her 200m event, and narrowly missed a national qualifying time in the 100m.

Isabella EibrinkJansen also swam personal best times and made it into three finals.

In his last meet for the Busselton Swimming Club, Nick Antonio swam excellent times against tough competition including a personal best in the 100m freestyle.

Qualifiers

Three Busselton swimmers achieved national qualifying times at the meet.

Zoe Butler will now compete at a national level in the 100m and 200m backstroke.

Butler swam impressive personal best times that saw her finish as a finalist in several events.

Ester Pedrick earned the right to compete at the national championships in the 50m freestyle after claiming a bronze medal.

Jasmine Hopkins will represent the Busselton Swimming Club at the nationals for the second consecutive year.

Hopkins qualified for the nationals in the 100m and 200m backstroke and 100m freestyle.

Hopkins also claimed gold in the 100m backstroke and the 200m backstroke in which she was crowned Open State Champion.

A silver and a bronze capped off Hopkins’ impressive medal haul at the state championships.

The national event will take place in Brisbane.