Tongala swimmer Olivia Wright won a bronze medal and achieved 11 personal best times at the Victorian Age Swimming Championships.
Tongala’s Olivia Wright has returned from the Victorian State Age Swimming Championships with a bronze medal and a string of personal best times.
Olivia won the bronze medal in the girls 11-years-and-under 200
The versatile 11-year-old showed her stamina and ability in all strokes, completing a marathon program of 17 swims across the four-day event in which she qualified for eight finals.
As well as the podium finish in the individual medley she finished fourth in 100
Olivia, who doesn’t turn 12 until May, is now looking at national-ranking times, which begin in the 12-year-old age group.
Her commitment, and that of her family, to enable her compete at the level she has now reached is impressive.
She trains five nights a week in Bendigo with the Bendigo Hawks Swimming Club, under head coach Ash Wain, and also completes three sessions a week of gym and weight training at home.
Her next major event is the 2013 Victorian Country Championships, which is being held at Sale over the Australia Day weekend.
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