Sis­ters own the pool

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Sport - Tari Jef­fers

Two of Man­jimup’s ris­ing swim­ming stars have re­turned from the 2018 SWA State Ju­nior Short Course Cham­pi­onships as State cham­pi­ons.

Sis­ters Brielle, 12, and Tai­z­ley Krispyn, 9, at­tended the cham­pi­onships from Septem­ber 22 to 23 and be­tween them were named the State cham­pi­ons in nine dif­fer­ent events for their age bracket and re­ceived sil­ver medals in five events.

Brielle, in ad­di­tion to be­ing named State Cham­pion in seven events, broke seven WA coun­try all-time records and seven WA Coun­try Res­i­den­tial Records, two of which were set 25 years ago.

Her seven State Cham­pi­onship ti­tles were for the 50m back­stroke,100m back­stroke, 50m but­ter­fly, 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle and the 100m med­ley.

Brielle’s sil­ver medals were for the 200m back­stroke and the 200m med­ley.

Tai­z­ley won State Cham­pi­onships in 50m back­stroke and 100m back­stroke.

Her sil­ver medals were in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 100m med­ley.

As mem­bers of the Man­jimup Mar­lins Swim­ming Club, the sis­ters swam a to­tal of 17 times and achieved per­sonal bests in 16 of them.

Of the 33 clubs rep­re­sented at the State Cham­pi­onships, Man­jimup Mar­lins was the sec­ond best coun­try club and the 11th best club over­all.

Brielle, 12, and Tai­z­ley Krispyn, 9, have re­turned suc­cess­ful from the 2018 SWA State Ju­nior Short Course Cham­pi­onships as State Cham­pi­ons in many di­vi­sion strokes.

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