Club has 31 reasons to smile after big carnival splash

Taj StubberAlbany Advertiser
Albany Swim Club competitors at the Bunbury Open carnival.
Camera IconAlbany Swim Club competitors at the Bunbury Open carnival. Credit: Albany Swim Club

The Albany Swim Club has returned from the weekend’s Bunbury Open Carnival with 31 medals.

The club took 23 members to the carnival, and the team returned home with 10 gold medals, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals.

It was a top showing from the group, with competitors from all age groups coming away with medals. Young gun Tom Gawned led the team taking out the 100m butterfly, 100m breaststroke, 200m individual medley and a second place in the 200m backstroke.

Itsuki Tomita came home with five medals, first in 100m breaststroke, second in individually medley and 50m butterfly and third in the 50m backstroke.

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Liv Cook-Barron was the best girl competitor at the carnival receiving gold in 100m backstroke, silver in 100m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly and bronze in the 50m breaststroke.

Coach George Harnetty said he was happy with the results at the first meeting of the season.

“We have a swim competition in Joondalup so we turn our focus to that and hopefully put out a strong result,” he said.

“I am trying to create a better culture within the club.

“Everyone seems to be really enjoying their swimming lately.”

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