The action in the pool from the young members of the Tom Price Amateur Swimming Club saw a powerful finish to the season with a host of medal and personal bests.
Proudly supported by UON, the club has had a very busy few months, with swimmers attending Country Pennants and the North West Open ahead of the season’s final meet – the WA State Swimming Championships.
Country Pennants was held on March 5 and 6 in Carnarvon, the approximately 30 regional clubs coming together for a weekend of competition.
The Tom Price swimmers performed exceptionally well, with the club placing second overall in its division, missing out on first place by just two points!
The Country Pennants team was the most successful sent to this event by the club, with UON’s sponsorship providing valuable support for those attending.
Two of the club’s swimmers were named the Aqua Technics Junior Rising Stars for the
Northwest Region at this event, which is a great achievement for the individuals and the club.
The overall for the Pennants were 33 Personal Best Times, 13 Gold, 20 Silver, 22 Bronze and 1 State Qualifying Time.
Not long after returning from Carnarvon, the squad packed up again and headed to Karratha for the North West Open. This event was held on March 18 and 19, and included clubs from throughout the North West Region. Tom Price had a team of 23 swimmers who once again recorded an impressive raft of results with 80 Personal Best Times, 28 Gold, 19 Silver, 13 Bronze and 15 State Qualifying Times
One the squad was also named ‘Intermediate Swimmer of the Meet’ for being the best performing swimmer for their age category.
The final meet for the season – the WA State Swimming Championships – is the ultimate goal for a lot of the club’s swimmers, as they are required to meet State qualifying times to attend.
This season Tom Price had six swimmers who qualified for the State Championships, with three of those swimmers travelling to Perth on the weekend to attend. Unfortunately, some of the other swimmers were unable to attend due to being in COVID-19 isolation).
Those who competed all did very well, with all three achieving personal best times.
The 2021-22 season has drawn to a close for the Tom Price Amateur Swimming Club and the attention for the young swimmers now turns to their winter sports.