HEAVY MEDAL: Hannah Britton proudly shows her medal haul with Head Teacher Mrs Nancy Hamer at Kadina High.
HEAVY MEDAL: Hannah Britton proudly shows her medal haul with Head Teacher Mrs Nancy Hamer at Kadina High.

Student swims home gold

By Richard A. Forbes WHEN a teenager has a great talent in any sport, then that talent should be seen so that it can be fully appreciated. Talented young swimmer, Hannah Britton of Kadina High School is one of those students, always trying her hardest.

She usually achieves what she wants.

The 13-year-old Athlete With Disability (AWD) said that she competed at both the Combined High Schools (CHS) State, and All Schools State Swimming Championships in Sydney's Homebush Bay, returning with Gold from both events.

"At CHS I won Gold in 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, and the 100m Freestyle," Hannah said proudly.

Thanks to her efforts Hannah was named Disability Swimmer of the Meet at North Coast CHS Championships in March, and Junior Disability Age Champion Female at State CHS.

At All Schools, she competed against 15-year-old AWDs and didn't do as well, achieving only one gold, in the 50m Breaststroke.

Under the complicated S8 Formula to establish AWD placings, she was awarded 5th in two of her All Schools events, after finishing 3rd.

Hannah was selected to compete at the Nationals in Tasmania later this year, but has declined the invitation.



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