Age Nationals is over for another year, and yet again our Club was represented by a strong and resilient group of athletes. Our small but tough team, raced hard over the 6-day competition and finished in a very respectable 6th place WA club.
Although the championships feel years ago, the meet provided many highlights for Perth City from Reilly Kennedy dropping a huge PB in his 1500m Freestyle after racing by himself to Chloe Green continuing her grudge match with Kawana Waters swimmer Chloe Gubeka and coming out with another win in the 400m Freestyle. Check the daily updates from the meet on the Perth City Facebook page.
National Age competitor Nicholas Rollo, who competed at his last age group championships this year, said, “the meet was a fantastic way to finish my age group swimming career”. Rollo who competed in the 17/18 Men’s 100m Butterfly after transitioning from a successful summer of Open Water swimming admired the team spirit and cohesiveness throughout the duration of the competition and credited coaches Ian Mills and Eoin Carrol for their incredible work they have done over the past 12 months and beyond.
Our Age swimmers are already back in the pool, beginning pre-season for the upcoming short course season and with so many promising signs shown throughout the Summer, there is good reason to be excited about the future of Perth City.
The championships mark the last meet that coach Mills will be with team City, and on behalf on the Club, we wish him the best of luck for his future endeavours and sincerely thank him for his extraordinary service he has provided to the Club over the years.