Jye to have a crack at the big time

South Western Times - - Sport -

BUN­BURY Swim­ming Club teenager Jye Jensen is ex­cited to be rep­re­sent­ing WA and not wor­ry­ing about the pres­sures of suc­cess.

The 15-year-old will head to Can­berra later this month for the Aus­tralian State Teams Age Short Course Cham­pi­onships, where he will rep­re­sent WA in the 1500m freestyle, 400m in­di­vid­ual med­ley and the 200m but­ter­fly races.

The event will take place be­tween Septem­ber 22 and 24 at the Aus­tralian In­sti­tute of Sport, with just 40 swim­mers from each State able to com­pete.

“I was pretty sur­prised I got se­lected,” Jye said.

“I was just so stoked (to get the call).”

Jye said he did not be­lieve he was a chance to place in any of his events, but was looking for­ward to the ex­pe­ri­ence of rac­ing against some of the coun­try’s best.

“I don’t think I will be up there, but I will give it a crack,” he said.

“I want to make some friend­ships and have a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I have never been se­lected for a team like this be­fore.”

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