New lease of life for Mitch

Joondalup Times - - SPORT -

IT took Wan­neroo Aquamo­tion club mem­ber Mitchell Perry (11) just eight months of ded­i­cated train­ing to be­come the un­der-12 state life­guard cham­pion.

The Made­ley res­i­dent joined the life­guard club in Oc­to­ber and was crowned cham­pion ear­lier this year at the Royal Life Sav­ing So­ci­ety WA Ju­nior Life­guard Club State Ti­tles.

A de­lighted Mitchell said it proved all his hard work and train­ing with the “best coaches” paid off.

The achieve­ment was made even more im­pres­sive with the Made­ley Pri­mary School stu­dent only re­turn­ing to the wa­ter in Jan­uary 2017 af­ter hav­ing four years off swim­ming due to ear in­fec­tions.

“I started ju­nior life­guard club be­cause I re­ally liked swim­ming and wanted to be able to help save peo­ple’s lives,” he said.

“I hope that one day I am able to rep­re­sent West­ern Aus­tralia or Aus­tralia in na­tional and in­ter­na­tional ju­nior life­guard com­pe­ti­tions.”­mu­ni­ d484409 Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Made­ley’s Mitchell Perry won the un­der-12 state life­guard ti­tle af­ter only eight months of train­ing.

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