Hard work pays off

Sound Telegraph

Rockingham swimmers Chloe Gwynne and Zac Bevan will travel to Port Macquarie to challenge the nation’s best in the pool at the prestigious Open Water National Championships.

Neither of the pair is a stranger to long arduous sessions in the pool because both swimmers have come through the ranks at Rockingham Swimming Club after following in the footsteps of family members.

Chloe and Zac have been training since they were six and recently were standout junior swimmers, featuring as among the best in the State.

Head coach Gordon Shaw said the Stingrays were “extremely proud” of both swimmers’ improvement and rankings heading into the event.

“Chloe has knocked an amazing five minutes off her personal best in the last 12 months and Zac finished fourth, only 25 seconds behind the gold medallist, last year,” he said.

“Both swimmers are hard working and challenge themselves in the pool as well as in open water events.”

“Both competed recently in the very demanding and hotly contested State Long Course Championships, achieving personal best times and contributing to medals the Stingrays team took home.”

Shaw said their results came after their commitment to training of up to eight weekly sessions.

To learn more about how to join the Rockingham Stingrays, call the club office on 9593 4000 or email rockswim@iinet.net.au.

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