Busselton’s junior swimmers have shown they’re among the best in the State, taking out a slew of medals in the WA Junior Long Course Championships last month. Showing their strength in the water, six Busselton Swimming Club swimmers qualified to compete alongside 590 of the best junior swimmers in the State. Jessica Hayes, 11, took home a bronze medal in the 100m backstroke after just being touched out for a silver in the 50m backstroke by .03 seconds and a bronze by just .01sec. Hayes also placed fourth in the 200m backstroke and the 50m fly, cementing her place in the top 5 of the State’s 11-year-old girls. Busselton’s Lucy Byrne dropped four seconds to place 6th in the 100m freestyle and 8th in the 50m freestyle. Pamoana Pirikahu, 12, took time off in all his races including 5.7sec. in his 200m freestyle. Pirikahu’s efforts helped the Club reach an 86 per cent personal best rate for the meet. Head coach Andrew Sexton praised his swimmers for their fantastic improvements, showing how much their hard work and consistency in training leads to strong results.