Sil­vester de­lighted with per­for­mance

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Work Place -

SUPERFINS WA swim­mer Brett Sil­vester achieved one of his per­sonal best times at the 97th an­nual Swim Thru Perth on Jan­uary 17.

Sil­vester, who has who has cere­bral palsy hemi­ple­gia, said he en­joyed the great con­di­tions with clear wa­ter and very few jel­ly­fish at his 10th Swan River open-wa­ter swim.

“My time for the 4km was bet­ter than the last few years,” he said.

“It was a good hit-out for my duo to Rot­tnest this year.

“I would like to thank the or­gan­is­ers and pad­dlers for en­cour­ag­ing me and look­ing af­ter me dur­ing the swim – they do a great job.”

Sil­vester and fel­low Superfins WA club mem­ber Greg Black ap­peared on the front cover of the WesternSuburb­sWeekly on Jan­uary 12.

Event host Clare­mont Masters Swim­ming Club do­nated part-pro­ceeds from Swim Thru Perth to the WA Dis­abled Sports As­so­ci­a­tion.

For the third year run­ning, Floreat 12-year-old swim­mer Joshua Ed­wards-Smith won the Ron Gran­nery Tro­phy for the youngest swim­mer to com­plete the 4km course with a time of 57m 53s.

Olympic hope­ful Rhys Main­stone (25) took out the David Cum­mins Tro­phy by achiev­ing first place over­all with 47 min­utes 7 sec­onds.

Jaime Bowler (34) won the women’s event in 51 min­utes 22 sec­onds.

Com­peti­tors and spectators en­joyed a post-race bar­be­cue un­der the trees of the Matilda Bay Re­serve..

Swim Thru Perth com­peti­tors in the Swan River. Below: Brett Sil­vester crosses the fin­ish line.

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