Lockington swimmer Col Pearse will compete for Victoria at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships.GEORDIE COWAN June 4, 2014 3:37am
Lockington Consolidated School student Col Pearse will represent Victoria at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships for the second year in a row next month.
The 10-year-old will compete in six individual events in the multi-class 10 to 12 year category and may yet be selected for some relays.
He earned his spot at the nationals after his performances have steadily improved throughout the season, culminating in three silver medals at the School Sport Victoria State Swimming Championships in the 50m freestyle (35.90), 50m backstroke (41.41) and 50m breaststroke (54.13).
‘‘It was very exciting and very nerve racking too,’’ he said.
The North West Athletics and Geelong Swimming Club swimmer competes in the S10 class, which is for those with amputations in the bottom half of their limbs.
Col, who had his right foot amputated at a young age, will compete in the 50m backstroke, freestyle and breaststroke, 100m freestyle and backstroke and 200m freestyle events at the nationals.
Col started swimming when he was about five and said the 100m backstroke was his favourite event.
‘‘I just like being in the water and the feeling you get in there,’’ he said.
Coach Russell Parsons said Col was ‘‘a terrific young lad’’.
‘‘He’s done particularly well and taken his times down quite a lot,’’ he said.
‘‘In his class, he’s probably the best swimmer in Victoria.
‘‘He is a particularly good backstroker and his freestyle times have come down from about 50 something when he started down to 35 and by the championships he can probably get that down to about 33 seconds (for 50m).
‘‘I am very pleased for Col.’’
The championships will be in Melbourne from July 20 to 26.
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