Outstanding swimmers selected for SA squad
Thursday, 1st July, 2010
Two members of the Broken Hill Swimming Club, Amber Grose (13) and Ethan Thomas (14), have been selected in Swimming SA development squads.
A spokeswoman for the club said that their selection was due to their outstanding achievements over the past year.
"To have two swimmers from a country club selected in SA development squads is just fantastic, it is a fine reward for their hard work and commitment," she said.
Swimmers from the club recently received their Australian Junior Excellence Program (JX) packages from Swimming Australia.
The program recognises and rewards junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence.
Under the program, swimmers aged from 9 to 13 years, who accomplish times set by Swimming Australia, qualify at Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green standard, depending on their best performances during the season.
Qualifiers receive a distinctive JX Cap for 9 and 10 year olds and a JX T-Shirt for 11-13 year olds, along with certificate of achievement signed by National Coach Leigh Nugent and members of the Australian Swim Team.
Head Coach of the club Marisa Webb said she was very happy with high number of swimmers attaining these standards under the JX Program.