Ju­niors on world stage

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Classifieds - By TOM RABE

DAMIAN Fyfe (Stir­ling) and Tamsin Cook (Carine) will rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at next month’s Ju­nior World Swimming Cham­pi­onships in Sin­ga­pore.

Both swim­mers, who train at the WA In­sti­tute of Sport, will com­pete in mul­ti­ple in­di­vid­ual and re­lay events at the Au­gust cham­pi­onships.

Cook won three gold medals at the Aus­tralian Age Swimming Cham­pi­onships in April, while Fyfe won two sil­vers and a bronze at the same meet.

Cook (16) said she was hon­oured to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia and looked for­ward to the team-bond­ing that in­ter­na­tional events fa­cil­i­tated.

“Although swimming is an in­di­vid­ual sport, there is a mas­sive team el­e­ment to it when you go to events such as this one,” Cook said.

“I think we have a re­ally good team at­mos­phere and it's go­ing to be great to watch and sup­port the other Aus­tralian swim­mers.”

Fyfe (18) said he hoped to set sev­eral per­sonal bests at the event and push for a spot in the se­nior na­tional team in the fu­ture.

“It was a great re­ward for a year’s hard work, I was hon­oured to be se­lected for the 2015 team,” Fyfe said.

The Aus­tralian team will fly to Sin­ga­pore on Au­gust 19, be­fore the com­pe­ti­tion be­gins on Au­gust 25.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d440878

Tamsin Cook and Damian Fyfe are look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing at the ju­nior world cham­pi­onships.

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