Team set to make a big splash in Fiji

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Lo­cal -

FIVE teenagers from Clare­mont­based West Coast Splash syn­chro­nised swim­ming club will com­pete in the 2016 Ocea­nia Cham­pi­onships in Fiji from this week.

Jane Fruzyn­ski (15), Michelle Am­mon (14), Tamila An­dreeva (15), Gabbi Per­cic (15) and Jes­sica Eidne (15) will fly to Fiji this week af­ter qual­i­fy­ing for the in­ter­na­tional event at the Aus­tralian Na­tional Cham­pi­onships held at HBF Sta­dium re­cently.

The team has been swim­ming to­gether for two years and training more than 17 hours a week, cov­er­ing an av­er­age of 2000 me­tres per ses­sion.

The girls will com­pete across sev­eral cat­e­gories with rou­tines chore­ographed by West Coast Splash coach Bri­ana Preiss.

“The op­por­tu­nity to com­pete in Fiji and show­case the tal­ent of our ath­letes is a re­sult of lots of hard work,” Preiss said.

“We were very pleased with the club’s per­for­mance at the re­cent Aus­tralian na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in Perth, but there’s still a lot of work to do.

“Af­ter Fiji, four of the girls will go on to com­pete in Kazan at the Ju­nior World Cham­pi­onships in July.”

Gabbi Per­cic, Jane Fruzyn­ski, Tamilla An­dreeva, Michelle Am­mon and Jes­sica Eidne are head­ing to Fiji to com­pete.

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