Lut­ton goes a long way for state de­but

Stirling Times - - Wafl -

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.

Pictures: David Baylis

Chisholm Catholic Col­lege stu­dent Jaymie Lut­ton is proud to rep­re­sent the col­lege and WA. d482557

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