These Wyndham City Sharks swimmers were queens of the pool at the recent Victorian Age Swimming Championships.
Emmason McCurley, Caitlin Huell and Isabella Robinson – along with Sophia Potter – all won medals at the event, with Isabella taking out the 11 and under championship after winning gold in the 200-metres freestyle, silver in the 100-metres freestyle and bronze in the 100-metres backstroke and 200-metres individual medley.
The 12-year-old started swimming competitively four years ago after taking part in a school competition and now trains four times a week in the pool, plus a weekly session of pilates, to get competition ready.
Hoppers Crossing’s Emmason, 16, said it had been her best state titles to date. She bagged silver in the 200-metres backstroke and 200-metres individual medley and bronze in the 100-metres backstroke.
“Not only did I PB (personal best) in nearly everything, but I was able to medal in different strokes other than backstroke,,” she said.
Caitlin said she hadn’t felt her best heading into the competition after netting a bronze at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide the week before. But she still managed to win the 200-metres butterfly and come second in the 100-metres butterfly.
Caitlin and Emmason are gearing up for the Commonwealth Games selection trials.
“I think it will be a really good experience for both of us, definitely with all the Olympians being there and the atmosphere,” Caitlin said.
Sophia won silver in the 100-metres breaststroke.
“With a 100 per cent PB rate, two finals and a silver medal, there is nothing more that I could’ve asked for,” she said.