Jaylee to compete at nationals
McMahon shaves six seconds off personal best time to qualify
YOUNG superfish Jaylee McMahon obliterated her 100m freestyle personal best time to seal a passage to the National Primary School Swimming Championships.
Jaylee cut an astounding six seconds from her previous mark at the Primary School Swimming State Championships to finish the 100m in 1 minute and 12 seconds. What makes her performance more impressive is she started as a backstroke specialist.
“I guess it was the easiest one for me to do but I got better at freestyle,” the Childers State School student said.
“I just started training harder on freestyle with my coach.”
The 10-year-old will swim in five events at the nationals, with the 50m freestyle, 4x100 medley, 4x100 freestyle and 4x50 freestyle set to make for a busy campaign.
Before she makes the November 21 trip to the South Australia Aquatic and Leisure Centre event, she will continue her exhaustive training regime at local pools.
“I swim in the mornings every day but Tuesday and every afternoon except Friday,” she said.
Childers principal Robyn Philpott said Jaylee’s achievement was significant for the school as she could be one of only three swimmers to reach nationals.
SUPERFISH: Childers State School swimmer Jaylee McMahon.