A small Macarthur club has proven it can compete with the state’s best swimmers.
Atlantis Swim Club members Abbie Henshaw, Adam McCarthy and Sian Rose combined for a gold, a silver and four bronze medals at the NSW Metropolitan Short Course Swimming Championships at Sydney Olympic Park last month.
Club president Warren McCarthy said the trio stood out at the championships.
“Abbie, Adam and Sian are promising talents,” he said.
“Abbie and Adam are both national level swimmers while Sian will probably compete at nationals next year.”
Abbie secured gold in the 13 years and under 200m breaststroke and silver medals in the 100m breastroke and 200m individual medley.
Adam picked up bronze medals in the 14 to 15 years 200m and 400m freestyle events.
Sian rounded out the medal haul with a bronze in the 13 years 100m freestyle.
Overall, Atlantis had nine members combine for 22 top 10 finishes at the championships.
McCarthy said it was an excellent reward for members who had been training hard under the guidance of coach Rod Furling.
“We are very happy with the results and their hard work is paying off,” he said.
“Our swimmers work hard and train five to seven times per week.”
Atlantis swimmers have now turned their focus towards the NSW State Short Course Championships at Sydney Olympic Park from August 24 to 26.
“We expect Abbie, Adam and Sian to secure medals again,” McCarthy said.
The club is based at the Atlantis Aquatic Swim Centre in Smeaton Grange.