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Liam adds bronze to medal count
Liam adds bronze to medal count

Busselton swimmer Liam Wright bagged two bronze medals at the recent Swimming WA State Championships held in Perth.

Swimming personal best times in the heats in the morning sessions, Liam progressed through to the finals and collected bronze in the 16 years 100m and 200m breaststroke.

He also made it through the heats of the open men’s 50m breaststroke and then lined up in the same semi-final as Olympian Brenton Rickard.

“That was an amazing experience in itself to be seated in the marshalling area and then race against such an Australian Champion, ” he said.

Liam’s times for his 100m and 200m breaststroke have qualified him to compete in the 2013 Australian Age Swimming Championships, which will be held in Adelaide in April.

This is the second year he has qualified for the National event where he will compete against the best age swimmers from around Australia.

All this on the back of the Swimming WA Country Championships held two weeks ago in Perth where Liam collected three gold, five silver and two bronze medals.

Liam trains with the Bunbury Swimming Club as part of their performance squad and travels to Bunbury seven times a week to complete his training. Due to his great results over the past 12 months, Liam earned selection in the Swim- ming WA Bronze Development Squad. Liam’s next challenge will be the Busselton Jetty Swim where he hopes to defend his title as the first Busselton resident to cross the line.