READY FOR THE CHALLENGE: Laurel Moston will compete in a host of swimming events at the Masters Games in Lismore, which begins
READY FOR THE CHALLENGE: Laurel Moston will compete in a host of swimming events at the Masters Games in Lismore, which begins

Swim challenge set down

BY ADAM HICKS sport@northernstar.com.au The Goonellabah swimmer, who will officially be the youngest competitor at the Games, said it's all about fun. It's an inspiration when you see an 80-year-old belly flop in off the blocks, almost die, then do a 50-metre fly," she said.

I'd like to do that at 80." The format for swimming events puts athletes with similar times against each other.

So realistically Moston could be on the blocks next to men and women aged up to 60.

You stand there and say, 'Oh my God, I have to beat that 62-year-old',"she said.

A talented junior who competed at State and National championships as a teenager, Moston returned to regular training in September last year and is using the Masters Games as preparation for the World FINA Masters Games in April next year.

I won't be taking it easy on the 60-year-olds," she said. Moston will be competing in the 100-metre freestyle, 100m backstroke, 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke events.

She trains with Ken Malcolm's masters and Trinity College's squads and has earned a nick name of "The Master" from her junior swim mates

More than 2000 people will be converging on the Northern Rivers to participate in the Masters Games this weekend.



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