Broome Advertiser

Fighting spirit gets BBs to top

- CARLY LADEN

The unstoppabl­e Broome Barracudas have continued to rake in the accolades after taking part in meets in the Pilbara and Perth.

A team of 26 swimmers travelled to Karratha to compete in the Karratha Swim Club’s 2020 Hancock Prospectin­g Pilbara Swimming Championsh­ips last month.

Despite a massive field of swimmers from Exmouth, Hedland, Karratha, Wickham, Newman, Onslow, Paraburdoo, Pannawonic­a, Tom Price, Carnarvon and even Perth, the Barracudas were crowned the overall club winners and also won the handicap shield, with 50 gold, 40 silver and 34 bronze medals.

Swimmers Nathan Ralph, Aiden Burns and Lochlan Penegar were among the competitor­s who broke more than 15 Pilbara records, while teammates Jaimee Cook, Amelia Carlow, Calli Cook, Stevi Evans, Lochlan Penegar, Felix Carroll and Aiden Burns were named top achievers.

A week later, brothers Travis and Sean Campbell travelled to Perth to compete in the SunSmart Long Course Qualifying Meet.

Swimming WA said with more than 700 athletes at HBF Stadium, the meeting was one of its biggest.

Travis swam in four events and gained three personal bests, while brother Sean competed in seven events with seven PBs, and four gold and three silver medals.

 ?? Picture: Peter Carroll ?? The Broome Barracudas celebrate winning the Pilbara Swimming Championsh­ips.
Picture: Peter Carroll The Broome Barracudas celebrate winning the Pilbara Swimming Championsh­ips.

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