Sixteen swimmers from four clubs in the Moreton Bay Region, are today south of Perth at the Australian Open Water Championships.
The sheltered bay at Brusselton, with its iconic 2km wooden jetty, is hosting the first national swimming titles of 2023, through to Saturday.
Bailey and Madisyn Armstrong, who trained at Burpengary but are entered as USC Spartans, race today in the Open 10kms – the only Olympic event on the program.
The men’s and women’s championships are the first step in the qualification process for a place on the Australian Dolphins team at the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Bailey, 24, was second in the men’s 10km and third in the 5km at last year’s national titles last year in Adelaide. Madisyn, 23, was sixth over 5km and sixth in the 10km.
Genesis Swimming Club:
Olivia Gittings – age 17, Girls’ 16-17 Years 7.5km and 5km
Sommer Smith - age 17, Girls’ 16-17 Years 7.5km and 5km
Jacobus Liebenberg - age 17, Boys’ 16-17 Years 5km
Robert Solterman - age 19, Boys’ 18-19 Years 5km
Mia Taylor - age 16, Girls’ 16-17 Years 5km
Lauren Whalley - age 17, Girls’ 16-17 Years 5km
Mia Ogilvie-Swan - age 16, Girls' 16-17 Years 5km
Alia Shaw - age 15, Girls’ 14-15 Years 5km
Sam Baker - age 15, Boys’ 14-15 Years 5km
Joshua Mandryk - age 14, Boys’ 14-15 Years 5km
Samantha Brown - age 15, Girls' 14-15 Years 5km
Lily Smith - age 18, Girls’ 18-19 Years 5km
Feature picture: Alia Shaw, Josh Mandryk, Samantha Brown, Sam Baker, and Lily Smith
Albany Creek Swimming Club:
Cody Robinson - age 15, Boys’ 14-15 Years 5km
Sophie Hebron - age 14, Girls’ 14-15 Years 5km
Jordi McHugh - age 14, Girls’ 14-15 Years 5km
Redcliffe Leagues Swimming Club:
Rylee Smith - age 15, Girls’ 14-15 Years 5km
Bailey Armstrong - age 24, Men’s Open 10km and Open 5km
Madisyn Armstrong - age 23, Women’s Open 10km and Open 5km
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