Hot on the heels of swimmers Blair Evans and Tasmin Cook who are swimming there way to RIO, Hadley Lindsay, Zac Incerti and Alex Milligan recent performances at the Australian Age and Australian Open championships have earned them the honour of representing their country on the international swimming stage.
The UWA West Coast Swimming Club had a team of six swimmers competing at the 2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships, heald in the first two weeks of April! The group included Tamsin Cook, Blair Evans, Hadley Lindsay, Damian Fyfe, Zac Incerti & Alex Milligan.
In just the first three days alone, we have seen Alex Milligan, Zac Incerti, Blair Evans and Tamsin Cook all make the finals, and most notably Blair Evans and Tamsin Cook will be coming home with gold and silver medals respectively and a ticket to Rio!
If you happened to pass by the University Club last Wednesday night, you may have heard the cries of victory as the UWA Torpedoes celebrated their recent National Title win by presenting UWA Sport with the National Water Polo League Championship trophy!
As the water laps the Matildas Bay foreshore and a warm morning breeze fills the air, new arrivals wander down to the UWA boat shed with an air of excited anticipation. They are preparing to head off on a mountain biking adventure challenge to the Perth Hills as part of the UWA Sport leadership course.
We always love to see new faces at our Saturday morning YOGA, but last Saturday was especially exciting with one of our favourite regulars bringing down a contingent of new participants to try out the class.
Kate Fitzsimons is used to wearing the green and gold and representing Australia including last weekend’s World University Cross Country Championship, and helped the women’s team to place 4th out of 9 countries.
With water being an integral part of the Australian way of life and a key selling point for international students to study in Australia, it’s no surprise the latest course added to UWA Sport’s Recreate® program, Swimming and Water Safety has been popular.
The UWA Torpedoes captured their maiden National Water Polo League crown on the weekend when they beat the Victorian Seals in a dramatic penalty shootout.
The National League comprises twelve teams from Perth, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane and provides the level of competition below international and Olympic representation.
The UWA – West Coast Swimming Club swam their way to a stunning victory at the A-Grade Swimming WA Premiership at the beginning of March. The club’s 61 swimmers amassed 485 points at the one-day event, beating their closest rival, Perth City, by nearly 100 points.
UWA students Hadley Lindsay, John Shepherd and Chelsea Unwin all put in great performances helping their club to victory.