WINGHAM’S young female swimmers are excelling in the pool and ocean.
Talea Fernance is a little dynamo. The year six Wingham Brush School student has proven her talent at the recent swimming carnival and again in the surf representing at a surf championship.
She has broken a Wingham Brush swimming carnival record for 13-year-old 50 metre freestyle race. The record was held by Nicole Lincoln at 37.50 and has stood since 1992. Talea’s record breaking time was 36.15 seconds.
She also represented Black Head Surf Club at the Lower North Coast branch championship and performed well in the water but impressed even more in the two kilometre beach run.
Talea’s athletic ability shone when she was the first female to cross the line and fourth overall against adult competitors.
Talea said when she is running her energy never seems to go down.
Katarina and Anastasia Kladis are also members of Black Head surf club and had outstanding performances at the branch carnival at One Mile Beach.
The sisters competed at the Swimming North Coast Speedo sprints held at Gloucester with Anastasia qualifying for 50 metres butterfly and Katarina qualifying for all of her strokes.
They will now move onto the next level of competition at Homebush Olympic pools.
Wingham’s Amanda Deal also performed well at the Gloucester carnival.