Ella Larkman, 9, claims gold and silver at 2019 Hancock Prospecting Junior Long Course Championships

In the pool: Swimming superstar Ella Larkman, 9, picked up gold and silver in the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Junior Long Course Championships last month. Photo: Thomas Munday.

In the pool: Swimming superstar Ella Larkman, 9, picked up gold and silver in the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Junior Long Course Championships last month. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Australind Swimming Club superstar Ella Larkman, 9, continues to claim extraordinary wins and reach new heights.

She and five other club members - Sofija Neric (9), Kye Moroney (10), Aiesha Norrish (12), Abbey East Coghlan (12), and Zara Moroney (13) - joined hundreds of competitors from across the state in the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Junior Long Course Championships, at HBF Stadium.

Ella won her second consecutive 9yo Girls 50-metre Breaststroke gold medal - finishing in a blistering time of 48.47 seconds.

Ella and Sofija then claimed silver and bronze respectively in the 9yo 100m Breaststroke, behind Kwinana Swimming Club's Talanah Kadamani.

Thrilled with her achievements in such a high-pressure competition, Ella thanked all those who helped her along the way.

Australind Swimming Club's members train vigorously three to five times per week, at the Leschenault Leisure Centre.

Helped by coaches Taarna Cam, Shane Jamieson, and David Larkman, the swimmers are all committed to perfecting their skills.

Over the past few years, Mr Larkman and his wife/Ella's mother - Australind Swimming Club media liaison officer Katrina Larkman - have seen Ella and her sister, Taya, blossom into amazing athletes.

"Ella and Sofija were in lanes one and two, so they weren't expected to do anything too special. They then claimed personal bests, and took silver and bronze," Mr Larkman said.

"For a regional club like ours, these results are pretty incredible.

"As coaches and parents, we are all really proud of our athletes.

"When Sofija's name was called out, I turned around and spotted her parents. Both of them were extremely elated."

"Seeing Ella win gold and silver, against all those other athletes, made us feel extremely proud."

Ella and her teammates are counting down to the annual Geraldton Swim Club Short Course Classic on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2.

Visit facebook.com/australindswimmingclub/ to learn more about the club or to track their progress.

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