According to the Australian Swim Team on Facebook, a total of seven individual Australian Age records (plus relay records) have fallen at the 2012 Australian Age Championships until now, meet including 4 by the hands of 13-year-old Kyle Chalmers from Norwood South Australia. Watch him break the Boys 12-13 100 freestyle record in the video below, with a scorching 52.29 ahead of the rest in 55+ seconds.
Swimming Australia's Junior Excellence Program (JX) Results for 2011 / 12 have seen 23 swimmers from the West Coast Swimming Club recognised. The program recognises rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.
Under the program, swimmers aged from 9 to 13 years, who accomplish times set by Swimming Australia, qualify at Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green standard, depending on their best performance/s during the season.
ACHIEVEMENT OF SILVER JX STANDARD
ACHIEVEMENT OF BRONZE JX STANDARD
ACHIEVEMENT OF GREEN JX STANDARD
Friday 22nd of June sees our first point score competition for the 2012 / 13 swimming season. Warm up commences at 4pm and concludes at 4.45pm prior to the commencement of racing at 5pm. All entries for the event need to be made to Lea Traegar by Wednesday 20th of June via the email address linked below. The race program commences at 5pm and parent helpers to timekeep are required. This is a great opportunity for junior swimmers to understand the race protocols of marshalling, dive block starts, turns and finishes. Swimmers can nominate for a maximum of 5 events.
Event 1 8U 25m freestyle
Event 2 Mixed 50 freestyle
Event 3 8U 25m BBB back breast or butterfly
Event 4 Mixed 50 breast
Event 5 Mixed 50 back
Event 6 Mixed 50 Fly
Event 7 Mixed 100 freestyle
Event 8 Mixed 100 IM
Sonia Ford is our publicity officer and would love to hear of noteworthy news items from our swimming community!