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Students represent Peel at the Age Swimming NationalsPosted in Achievements,Sport on Friday, 10 May, 2019

Mandurah Catholic College had several students attend the 2019 Australian Age Swimming Championships over the recent school holidays. Representing Peel Aquatic Club, Year 10 students Finlay Larmour and Mackenzi Logan had a successful campaign, competing against the best young swimmers in the country.

Finlay’s first race was the 100 metre breaststroke heat. Going into the race, Finlay was ranked 17 in the country, but after a fantastic effort in the pool, finished second to send him on to the final. Ranked sixth in the country for the final, Fin was unfortunately disqualified due to making a slight mistake in his turn. This was Fin’s second Age Nationals, but his first time making the finals, so he is very pleased about his improvement there. “I was happy that I made a final because I only really started working towards it about six months out, so it’s a good result. Next time I will be hoping to not only final but take out a medal.”

Mackenzi’s effort in the pool was also strong, racing competitively in the 100m freestyle, her stroke of choice. Mackenzi had a fierce 50 split and was coming first half way through the race. She finished a competitive third, however just missed out on making the finals.

Both students competed in the mixed 13 to 17-year-old medley relay, coming 33 overall in the country, with Fin having an incredible start and getting the second fastest split for a 15 year old.

Both students were happy with their results and are looking forward to more competition in the pool. “Short course season is coming up, which I am better at, so hoping to take out Matt Wilson’s Australian record in the 50m breaststroke,” said Finlay with confidence.

Mackenzi said, “I enjoyed Nationals and I’m looking forward to hopefully going to Perth Nationals next year.”

Well done to these students.