Bunbury swimmers facing ocean test against the best

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times
Kyle Lee, 15, Kaiden Richings, 13, Rori Parsons, 15, Amity Parsons, 13, and Lexi Edwards, 13, are heading to Adelaide to represent the Bunbury Swimming Club at the Australian Open Water Championships.
Camera IconKyle Lee, 15, Kaiden Richings, 13, Rori Parsons, 15, Amity Parsons, 13, and Lexi Edwards, 13, are heading to Adelaide to represent the Bunbury Swimming Club at the Australian Open Water Championships. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

Five Bunbury Swimming Club members will test themselves against Australia’s best at the Australian Open Water Championships in Adelaide this weekend.

Lexie Edwards, 13, Amity Parsons, 13, and Rori Parsons, 15, Kaiden Richings, 13, and Kyle Lee, 15, will represent the Bunbury club in their age divisions in the 5km swim.

Club coach Toni Moore said eight swimmers had qualified for the championships, with five able to attend.

“It is going to be a great experience for them to race the top competition in the country,” she said.

“They will get some great open water swimming experience.”

Moore said the swimmers would be tested by the ocean conditions during the competition.

“We just do not know the conditions until the day,” she said.

“That is half of the challenge really.

“I think it was nice and flat last year, but it was extremely hot. So I believe the heat will be the biggest challenge.”

Moore said it was great to see the club competing against the best swimmers in the country on a regular basis.

“Every year we just see more and more swimmers achieving on a national level,” she said.

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