Su­per fish

Childers sup­ports young swim­mer

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CHILDERS swim­ming sen­sa­tion Jaylee McMahon will be head­ing to Ade­laide this month to swim at the na­tional cham­pi­onships.

Jaylee’s train­ing is equal to a part-time job, spend­ing 25 hours per week in the swim­ming pool.

Her time in the pool has paid off as she gets ready to swim at the Pa­cific School Games.

The event will be held at the South Aus­tralia Aquatic and Leisure Cen­tre from Novem­ber 21, for a week.

Childers prin­ci­pal Robyn Philpott said the stu­dents and teach­ing staff were proudly sup­port­ing Jaylee’s great achieve­ments in the pool.

“Jaylee’s train­ing and ded­i­ca­tion is in­spir­ing for other stu­dents,” Mrs Philpott said.

Jaylee is ex­cited to be head­ing to Ade­laide and hopes she makes Childers proud.

“I hope I im­prove on my times. I want to beat my cur­rent PB at the event,” Jaylee said.

The pri­mary school stu­dent said she loved swim­ming, and when her uni­form ar­rived, it made it real.

“As it gets closer I get a lit­tle more ner­vous,” she said. The pe­tite 10-year-old swim­mer will com­pete against other stu­dents from around the coun­try and she hopes she brings home a medal.

“I have a lot of sup­port from my friends and they hope I do well,” Jaylee said.

Jaylee thanks Childers for all the sup­port in and out of the pool and she hopes to bring home gold.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON

STAR SWIM­MER: Jaylee McMahon proudly wear­ing the team uni­form and ready to bring home gold.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

HIGH HOPES: Childers State School swim­mer Jaylee McMahon will com­pete in the na­tional cham­pi­onships.

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