An­other ac­co­lade for Throssell

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UWA West Coast Swim­ming Club mem­ber Bri­anna Throssell was awarded her third Lyn McCle­ments medal at the 2018 West­pac Swim­mer of the Year Awards at Hy­att Re­gency on Satur­day night.

The 21-year-old Kar­rinyup swim­mer took home the cov­eted award, named af­ter one of WA’s in­di­vid­ual Olympic gold medal­lists, Lyn McCle­ments.

This medal adds to her col­lec­tion of ac­co­lades. Throssell has just re­turned from the Commonwealth Games, where she won gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay, 100m but­ter­fly bronze and came fifth in the 200m but­ter­fly.

Coached by Coach of the Year Mick Palfery, Throssell beat a star-stud­ded field which in­cluded Games team­mates, Ge­orge Har­ley, Blair Evans, Zac Incerti and Holly Bar­ratt, to win the award.

The evening also saw Travis Ned­er­pelt in­ducted as the 58th mem­ber of the Swim­ming WA Hall of Fame.

The 35-year-old is a twotime Olympian com­pet­ing in the 400m in­di­vid­ual med­ley and 200m but­ter­fly.

Ned­er­pelt has been a mem­ber of the Swim­ming WA Board since 2016 and since his re­tire­ment from com­pet­i­tive swim­ming, owns his own per­sonal train­ing busi­ness. He is also head coach at the Tuart Hill Swim­ming Club.

A new cat­e­gory – the Swim­mer of WA Hall of Le­gends awards – was pre­sented this year. This cat­e­gory recog­nises out­stand­ing swim­ming per­for­mances at an in­ter­na­tional level.

The first two in­ductees to the Swim­ming WA Hall of Le­gends were El­iz­a­beth Ed­mond­son and Lyn McCle­ments.

Ed­mond­son won WA’s first swim­ming gold medal at Tokyo Olympics in 1964 for multi-class freestyle, while McCle­ments won the 100m but­ter­fly at the 1986 Olympics in Mex­ico.

Swim­ming WA pres­i­dent Louis Van Aardt con­grat­u­lated all swim­mers, thank­ing coaches, sup­port net­works and clubs.

“We are look­ing for­ward to what the fu­ture holds for WA swim­mers in the lead-up to Tokyo 2020,” he said.

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Swim­mer of the Year Bri­anna Throssell.

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