Kwinana teens dive in for nationals

Chloe FraserSound Telegraph
Mayor Carol Adams presented jumpers to Kwinana Swimming Club's Sienna Cunnins, 15, Max Coten 13 and head coach Kareena Preston who will travel to Adelaide next week for Nationals.
Camera IconMayor Carol Adams presented jumpers to Kwinana Swimming Club's Sienna Cunnins, 15, Max Coten 13 and head coach Kareena Preston who will travel to Adelaide next week for Nationals. Credit: Chloe Fraser

Two Kwinana Swimming Club members will compete against Australia’s best at the National Open Water Swimming Championships in Adelaide this weekend.

Sienna Cummins, 13, and Max Coten, 15, will represent Kwinana in the 5km and 7.5km events.

Competing at the nationals for the first time last year, Max said he enjoyed the experience.

“It was quite intimidating because lots of the Queensland and New South Wales swimmers have really fast times because the conditions over there are better,” he said. “But it was a really good experience.”

While it will be Sienna’s first time competing at the nationals, she said she was up for the challenge.

“I am a little nervous, but I’ve done all the training so it should be a good race,” she said.

Head coach Kareena Preston said everyone at the club was proud of Max and Sienna for achieving national level.

“They’ve worked really hard to get were they are,” she said. “It takes a certain breed to jump in the ocean and swim that distance.”

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