Three Riverton Aquanaurs swimmers recently competed at the 2019 Australian National Age Championships held in Adelaide.
Andrew Nguyen (16), Jordan Preece (16) and Josh Beaman (14) qualified for 9 events over the week, competing against 1700 swimmers from 400 clubs; an event that showcases up and coming young talent in Australia.
After overcoming a shoulder injury this year, Joshua Beaman finished his two swims with 2 personal best times in the 50m (69th place) and 100m (63rd place) Freestyle in his first national competition.
Also competing at the Nationals event for the first time, Jordan Preece swam a strong 200m Breaststroke finishing 14th (a new personal best time), 23rd in the 100m Breaststroke, 25th in the 100m Backstroke, and 30th in the 200m Individual Medley.
Andrew Nguyen finished 4th in the 100m Breaststroke with a new personal best time, 8th in the 200m Breaststroke final, and 46th in the 200m Individual Medley.
“Our swimmers performed very well over in Adelaide” said Head Coach Gemma Herrington, “Stepping up onto the National stage can be daunting, but each swimmer had a positive attitude and determination to achieve their goals, the Club is very proud of their achievements”.
Head Coach Gemma Herrington with Andrew Nguyen (16), Jordan Preece (16) and Josh Beaman (14).