Eight-medal haul Sunsmart WA State Age Swimming Championships

Local swimming talent Kyle Lee’s 2018 campaign ended on a high note when he walked away from the Sunsmart WA State Age Swimming Championships in Perth with an eight medal haul.

The 16-year-old South West Academy of Sport athlete’s efforts at the event in December saw him claim two gold, two silver and four bronze.

The gold medals were earned in the 800 metre and 1500 metre freestyle races.

Lee’s results from the championships topped off an outstanding year in the pool.

Highlights for 2018 included winning a gold medal for the 5km U16 event at the Australian Open Water Championships in Adelaide, making a final at nationals in the 400m individual medley, and winning silver at the School Sport Australia national swimming championships in Tasmania.

The Australind teenager has his sights set on the Australian Open Water Championships in Adelaide in January and nationals in April.