Award hat-trick for Throssell

The Advocate (Perth) - - WAFL -

BRI­ANNA Throssell won her third Lyn McCle­ments medal at the 2018 Swim­mer of the Year Awards on Satur­day night.

The 21-year-old for­mer Hills swim­mer took home the cov­eted award, named af­ter one of WA’s in­di­vid­ual Olympic gold medal­lists, Lyn McCle­ments.

This medal adds to her col­lec­tion of ac­co­lades.

Throssell has just re­turned from the Com­mon­wealth Games, where she won gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle re­lay, 100m but­ter­fly bronze and came fifth in the 200m but­ter­fly.

Coached by coach of the year Mick Palfery, Throssell beat a star-stud­ded field which in­cluded Games team­mates Ge­orge Har­ley, Blair Evans, Zac Incerti and Holly Bar­ratt to win the award.

The evening also saw Travis Ned­er­pelt in­ducted as the 58th mem­ber of the Swim­ming WA Hall of Fame.

The 35-year-old is a twotime Olympian who com­peted in the 400m in­di­vid­ual med­ley and 200m but­ter­fly.

Ned­er­pelt has been a mem­ber of the Swim­ming WA Board since 2016 and since retiring from com­pet­i­tive swim­ming owns his own per­sonal train­ing busi­ness.

He is also head coach at Tuart Hill Swim­ming Club.

Swim­ming WA pres­i­dent Louis Van Aardt con­grat­u­lated all swim­mers, thank­ing coaches, sup­port net­works and clubs.

“We are look­ing for­ward to what the fu­ture holds for WA swim­mers,” he said.

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