Swim­ming suc­cess is a Shore thing

Canning Gazette - - SPORT -

SOUTH Shore Swim­ming Club has made a splash ahead of a mas­sive 2020.

The club dom­i­nated the 2019 South Metro Zone Cham­pi­onships swim meet at the Ar­madale Pool in Novem­ber, tal­ly­ing up 140 medals. The haul in­cluded 69 gold medals, with the next best club re­ceiv­ing 64 medals across gold, sil­ver and bronze.

Fern­dale res­i­dent Tris­tan Lin (11) won nine in­di­vid­ual medals at the meet.

New pres­i­dent Irene Wright said the se­cret to the suc­cess was em­brac­ing the cham­pi­onships across the board.

“From our juniors to our elite swim­mers, we tried to do our best,” she said.

Af­ter the Ap­ple­cross and Melville swim­ming clubs joined to cre­ate South Shore Swim­ming Club in 2010, the club will blow out the can­dles for 10 suc­cess­ful years in 2020.

“We want to in­vest back into our swim­mers and cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for our elite swim­mers as well as our juniors,” Ms Wright said.

“Next year will be a big year for swim­ming as Perth hosts the Age Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships in April and there’s also the Olympics later in the year.

“We’ll be host­ing a gala din­ner for the adults in Novem­ber and a sum­mer wind-up for the juniors in April.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie

South Shore Swim­ming Club’s Tris­ten Lin with some of the 140 medals. d497286

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