Getting serious about his swimming has paid off for Singleton Amateur Swimming Club (SASC) member, Billy Moody.
At the 2017 New South Wales Under 10 to 12 years State Short Course Championships, he recorded five Personal Best (PB) times and came away with two silver medals.
Held on September 9 and 10, he claimed second place in the 11yrs boys 100m freestyle (1.01.79) and 200m event (2.13.12).
Both these times were PB’s along with his 4th place in the 100m butterfly (1.09.14).
However, it was his 50m split in this race that really pleased Moody.
“I went out hard in the lap and recorded a PB of 31.36,” he says.
“I also came 9th in 50m free but it was also a PB in 29.41”.
To his credit this happens to be Moody’s first appearance at this level.
“At the start of the short course season I sat down and had a chat with my coach, Melisa Geale. We talked about what times I needed to swim to qualify for the state champs and I set some goals,” he explains.
“So far I have exceeded them.”
The ambitious young swimmer now wants to compete at a national meet.
Something both his older siblings, Oliver and Jade, have done on numerous occasions.
Meanwhile, three other swimmers from the club also competed at the recent state championships – Mackenzie Gray, Jessica Fleming and Alix O'Bryan.
With Gray putting in a massive effort, she also recorded two PB’s.