Swimming Excellence

Halaena dominates the Victoria Championship

Through hard work, dedication and persistence, we can become better versions of ourselves. We caught up with Halaena who shared her story that through dedication and persistence, anything is possible.

Can you tell us what you recently competed in?

I recently competed in the Victorian State Championships for swimming at MSAC. I swam in the 10-11 year old breaststroke and butterfly races.

How did you go?

I came second in breaststroke.  I only finished one second behind the winner. I was nervous at the start but as I kept on swimming I felt fine. I knew I had a challenge on my hands with the other swimmer. I did a 41.00 second in the breaststroke and that was my personal best. I took a second off my best time and it is my favourite stroke to compete in. I am really proud of my personal best and happy with my result.

How did you go in buttefly?

I got 5th in the butterly race, I don’t think I got my PB. Butterly is a hard stroke to swim but to finish 5th is a good achievement.

How did mum and dad feel?

They were proud of me because I achieved a PB. It is all about improving and getting better within myself.

Where to next?

To continue to improve and compete well in the Club Championships.




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