Silvester delighted with performance
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.