Swim­mer on big stage

South Western Times - - Sport -

Aus­tralind teenager Kyle Lee did Western Aus­tralia proud when he rep­re­sented the State at the School Sport Aus­tralia na­tional swim­ming cham­pi­onships in Tas­ma­nia.

Kyle se­cured a sil­ver medal for his hard work in the pool, with the 16year-old South West Academy of Sport ath­lete among the ta­lented ju­nior swim­mers.

Join­ing some of the coun­try’s most promis­ing tal­ents in the wa­ter at the Doone Kennedy Ho­bart Aquatic Cen­tre last month, the Bun­bury Catholic Col­lege stu­dent proved he could mix it with the best in the 13 to 19 years of age cat­e­gory by earn­ing sil­ver in the 1500m freestyle.

“It was very cold over there but it was very ex­cit­ing and I had a great time,” Kyle said.

Since re­turn­ing from the Ap­ple Isle, Kyle’s suc­cess has con­tin­ued with a first place fin­ish in the 200m back­stroke at the Swim­ming WA State Open SC Cham­pi­onships among his achieve­ments.

No stranger to com­pet­ing at a high level, the Bun­bury Swim­ming Club mem­ber has put him­self to the test at a num­ber of School Sport Aus­tralia events over the years and aims to one day com­pete at an in­ter­na­tional level.

Pic­ture: Teneille Wat­son

Noah McA­neny, who was re­cently ac­cepted into the South West Academy of Sport’s in­di­vid­ual ath­lete sup­port pro­gram, re­turned home from the Sun­shine Coast last month with two medals after rep­re­sent­ing WA at a School Sport Aus­tralia cross coun­try event.

Pic­ture: Teneille Wat­son

Kyle Lee fin­ished this year’s School Sport Aus­tralia na­tional swim­ming cham­pi­onships on the podium thanks to a pow­er­ful per­for­mance in the 1500m freestyle event.

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