Club medal haul at country pennants
Georgiana Molloy Anglican School Swimming Club travelled to Mandurah at the weekend, taking several gold, silver and bronze medals in the 59th annual country pennants competition.
After months of planning and fundraising, about 29 GMAS swimmers joined more than 700 swimmers from about 30 other country swimming clubs at the Mandurah Aquatic Recreation Centre for two days of competition.
The club participated in a “march past” parade before a weekend of competition against clubs from as far as Port Hedland, Esperance and Kalgoorlie.
After the club’s success in the C-division last year, GMAS was bumped up to B-division, taking on Geraldton, Exmouth, Narrogin, Northam and Wongan Hills.
The club performed well, placing second in the B-division and returning to Busselton with 24 individual gold medals, 25 silver and 15 bronze.
The club competed in 18 relay swims and placed in each event with five gold, nine silver and four bronze medals.
Head Coach Kate Firth said she was proud the squad had recorded such a high percentage of personal best times.
The club thanked its sponsors and hope to begin planning for next year’s event in Karratha.
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