The Singleton Amateur Swimming Club is enjoying a great start to 2021 with team members taking out medals at various state events, winning the inter-town competition in the Upper Hunter

Squad members enjoying great success in the pool at regional and state swimming competitions in 2021.
Squad members enjoying great success in the pool at regional and state swimming competitions in 2021.

The Singleton Amateur Swimming Club is enjoying a great start to 2021 with team members taking out medals at various state events, winning the inter-town competition in the Upper Hunter and two swimmers soon heading off to the national championships to be held on the Gold Coast.

William Ryan, Alex Lalewicz and Brydie Gray all have a successful year in the pool.

William Ryan, Alex Lalewicz and Brydie Gray all have a successful year in the pool.

Coach Melisa Geale said her swimmers had worked very hard training in the morning and evening to reach their goals.

"We now have a great depth in the Club with our older kids swimming at the top level and the younger members achieving on the NSW level and its very exciting to see what's coming through our ranks," she said.

At the recent Catholic primary school's Polding Swimming at Homebush William Ryan - 1st, 9yrs boys 50m Freestyle, Alex Lalewicz - 3rd, 9yrs boys 50m Freestyle, Brydie Gray - 3rd, Snr girls Backstroke and Quin Neyland - 1st, 10yrs 50m Freestlye & Jnr 50m Breaststroke.

At the NSW Speedo Sprint series Willian Ryan won gold in the 8yrs 50m Freestyle and Quin Nelyand bronze 9ys 50m Freestyle.

This week Year 10 student Billy Moody competing Combined Catholic Colleges Swimming in Sydney won the 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and the 100m Butterfly.

Billy and Alix O'Bryan will be heading to the national swimming championships later this month. The pair performed well at the NSW Country Championships with Billy gaining two bronze medals for the 15/15 years 100m Butterfly and 200m Butterfluy. He was the first placed 15 year-old in the events.

Alix came fourth in the 15/16 years 100m backstroke - being the first placed 15-year-old in the event.

Other members of the squad to compete at the Country Championships were; Liam Byrne, Layla Cox, Jessica Fleming, Mia Dial, Lachlan Fleming, Brydie Gray, Mackenzie Gray, Rory Gray, Connor Morgan and Alice Small.

Geale said many of the members achieved top ten placings along with lots of PBs.

Mackenzie Gray also swam at her second Australian National Open Water competition in the 5km event and despite being unwell the week prior that prevented her training she came 14th in the 18yrs division.