Award hat-trick for Throssell
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.