Coach transforms club

INVESTING in renowned coach Chris Twomey is paying off in spades for the South Shore Swimming Club and Melville council.

Just a year into the job, Twomey’s reputation has seen club numbers leap from just 40 to more than 170, while the boys team took out top honours in the state junior swimming championships last weekend.

Star of the meet was Tom Dreverman who picked up six gold medals and one silver, finishing just one point behind the male swimmer of the meet.

• South Shore swimmers Joshua Spencer, Amelie Prinsloo, Ellie Fry and Lennard Booth are off to the national championships.

Overall the club finished fifth, which Twomey says was a top effort for a club that’s rebuilding.

Four swimmers from South Shore have also qualified for the national age championships this weekend, Amelie Prinsloo fresh from winning gold at the state meet.

The South Shore Swimming Club was formed in 2010 when the Melville and Applecross swimming clubs merged, and meet at Booragoon LeisureFit on Marmion Street.

by STEVE GRANT

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