Lutton goes a long way for state debut
FROM backstroke to freestyle, swimmer Jaymie Lutton (11) is aiming to make finals in her state team debut at the 2018 School Sport Australia Swimming Championships.
The Chisholm Catholic College Year 7 student will be racing in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, 50m and 100m butterfly, and 4 x 50m freestyle and medley relays at the championships in Hobart from July 25 to 31.
Her achievements in 2018 so far include becoming the Chisholm Year 7 champion girl, fourth overall and first for the under-15s division in the Coogee Open Water Swim, winning a 200m backstroke bronze and beating her 50m backstroke personal best by a second at the WA Junior State Championships.
Lutton, who is a member of the Tuart Hill Swimming Club, said it felt “amazing” to represent WA and her school Chisholm Catholic College for the first time.
“It feels great to represent Chisholm as I really love all the sporting opportunities the school offers to me, including the swimming program,” she said.
“I am also looking forward to sharing this experience with some of my Tuart Hill teammates that were also selected.”
When she first started swimming as a baby in her home pool and beach, she was “petrified” of the water. She took swimming lessons at Ballajura Aquatic Centre from five to nine years of age before her coach suggested she join a local club.
“I have been swimming with Tuart Hill since 2017; I really love the club and all my friends,” Lutton said.
“Our club recently relocated to the new Scarborough pool which is amazing and I really like to have an ocean swim and breakfast with my teammates after training on a Saturday morning.”
She said she was looking forward to getting to know her WA teammates better. Other swimmers selected include Emily Cook from Churchlands Senior High School, Lucas Fazari from St Kieran Catholic Primary School and Alessio Macri from Servite College.
Chisholm Catholic College student Jaymie Lutton is proud to represent the college and WA. d482557