Macarthur is home to Australia’s next big swimming talent.
Georgina Seton grabbed the spotlight with a medal haul at the School Sports Australia (SSA) 10-19 Years Swimming Championships.
Georgina secured three golds and a silver medal against some of the country’s best young talent in Hobart.
The Razorback teenager was a dominant figure in breaststroke, winning gold in the 50m, 100m and 200m events for girls aged 17 to 19 years.
One of Georgina’s highlights included recording a personal best time of 33.2 seconds in the 50m final.
Georgina was also part of NSW girls 17-10 years 200m medley relay team that secured a silver medal.
The 17-year-old said she was stoked with her performances at the titles.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Georgina said.
Georgina’s dad Adam Seton said it was a terrific championship for his daughter.
“We’re really proud of Georgina, she’s a quiet achiever,” he said.
“She is an amazing talent and surprises us all of the time.”
Georgina began competing when she was just seven years old at the Campbelltown Amateur Swimming Club (CASC).
Seton said his daughter showed potential in the pool from the start.
“She was always fast and loved competitive racing,” he said.
Georgina trains eight times per week with the CASC swim squad at Bradbury’s Gordan Fetterplace Aquatic Centre.
This training schedule has included 5am starts for the Seton family four days a week.
She trains under the guidance of CASC head coaches Justin McEvoy and Darryl Howe.
Georgina thanked McEvoy and Howe for their ongoing support.
“I’m so grateful for the support from the club, my family and friends,” she said.
2018 has been a big year in the pool for Georgina.
In late February, Georgina competed in the Commonwealth Games swim trials on the Gold Coast.
Georgina said the competition was an invaluable experience.
“My aim was to finish top 20 in the 50m breaststroke and I finished 18th,” she said.
“I also finished 22nd in the 100m breaststroke.
“It was incredible to compete against Australia’s top athletes who are some of my idols.”
CASC representative Amanda Kerr said Georgina was a standout performer at the club.
“Georgina is very dedicated to swimming, but also keeps up with her commitments at school,” Kerr said.
“She is definitely one to watch in the future.”