Piranhas dive into big time
The primary school-aged members of Pannawonica Swim Club took part in their first swimming development meet in many years last weekend in Karratha.
About 24 enthusiastic members of the Pannawonica Piranhas faced off against the Karratha Amateur Swimming Club at the Leisureplex pool for a weekend of racing and squad training to help both sides improve their skills.
Swimming WA Pilbara regional administrator Anna McCabe said for Pannawonica swimmers it was the first swimming development event they had been a part of in at least five years, and on the biggest scale ever.
“The Pannawonica Swim Club has taken it upon themselves to organise a meet at Karratha, and Karratha has been really hospitable to allow the kids,” she said.
“For most of the Pannawonica children, it’s their first time swimming in a 50m pool and swimming in a competition. “So they’re crazy excited tonight.” Ms McCabe said the weekend was designed to improve the young swimmers’ skills as well as exposing them to broader competition outside Pannawonica.
“It’s also so the children realise what swimming is actually about apart from their weekly squad training against each other,” she said.
She thanked Karratha for hosting the meet.
Pannawonica Piranhas swimmers excited to be part of the club’s swimming development weekend in Karratha.