In the pool, these two leave their rivals in their wake, and they absolutely love it.
Two Wells Primary School students Ben McFarlane and Keyan De Wet both saw success at the SAPSASA state championships held at the Marion Aquatic Centre in March.
Representing the Gawler and Districts region, Ben and Keyan, both in Year 7, brought home medals in a majority of their respective events.
Ben competed in the 12-year-old 50m freestyle, 4x50m medley relay, where he won gold, 50m butterfly and 4x50m freestyle relay, where he took home a bronze.
Keyan competed in the 13-year-old 50m backstroke and 4x50m freestyle relay, where he won gold.
The pair have been ‘following the black line’ since they were nippers and are both members of the Gawler Amateur Swimming Club, where they train each week during the swim
The 12-year-olds dream of one day wearing the green and gold for Australia and even perhaps of competing at the Olympics.
“If I get to the Olympics that would just be an all-time dream for me,” Ben enthused.
“Next season I’m planning to stop playing footy and focus on swimming for the entire year.”
Ben and Keyan will attend Gawler and District College next year and aim to continue pursuing their swimming dreams.
Good luck with your swimming journey boys.
Also, well done to Keyan and Ben for their amazing efforts at SAPSASA swimming! Ben won gold in the 4 by 50m medley relay and bronze in the 4 by 50m freestyle relay. Keyan won gold in the 4 by 50m freestyle relay!
The Gawler SAPSASA swimming team won second place overall! Great job boys!