Wesley swim­mers shine in Bris­bane

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

SOUTH­SIDE Pen­rhos Wesley Swim­ming Club mem­bers found suc­cess at the Aus­tralian Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships in Bris­bane.

Swim­mers Chris Pur­cell (19), Bundi Ding­jan (24), Matt Harding (19) and Ben Wald­huter (20) claimed bronze in the men’s 4x100m freestyle club re­lay event on April 9.

The men swam faster than their en­try time with the first claimed by the Mar­ion Swim­ming Club who in­cluded Olympian Kyle Chalmers.

The record re­sult, in a time of 3:24.31, comes on the back of se­ri­ous ill­ness in the team with Pur­cell re­cov­er­ing from a re­cent ap­pen­dec­tomy and Wald­huter be­ing in­volved in a mo­tor­bike ac­ci­dent.

Coach Nick Watkins said: “It was a fantastic team ef­fort cre­at­ing heaps of ex­cite­ment within the team.

“It was won­der­ful to re­ceive so much sup­port from home af­ter the race.”

Team mem­ber Bundi Dingjin com­peted in three in­di­vid­ual events – the 50m and 100m freestyle and the 50m breast­stroke.

Chris Pur­cell, Matthew Harding, Bundi Ding­jan and Ben Wald­huter.

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