Junior swimmer to tackle Jetty Swim

Misha Matthews, 10, may be one of the youngest competitors to take part in this year’s SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim, but she has the backing of one of the city’s best known organisations.

The Georgiana Molloy Anglican Primary School student will dive head first into the Kids Swim, a challenging 222 metre course on Sunday 11 February, after being nominated by Busselton Swimming Club for a complimentary place in the race offered by recovery zone sponsor Busselton Water.

Misha is an avid swimmer with club and is not afraid of a friendly competition after competing in the Iron Kids X Adventure as part of a triathlon team last year.

“This is my first time participating in the Busselton Jetty Swim and I’m so excited. I’ve been swimming at the beach as much as I can,” Misha said.

Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliott said the event helped to shine the spotlight on both the area and up-and-coming talent, and that the corporation was pleased to be supporting it again in 2018.

“This wonderful community event helps to bring people of all ages together, encourages them to strive for their personal best and have a great time in the process.  We’ll be looking forward to congratulating everyone on their achievement by the time they reach the Busselton Water Recovery Zone,” said Mr Elliott.

He added: “We wish Misha the best of luck – it’s great to see her passion for swimming and we hope this is the first of many open water events she will complete.”

The SunSmart Busselton Jetty Kids Swim is suitable for children between the ages of 8-12 who hold a minimum Level 8 Swimming Certificate. The event commences at 11.30am (after the main event) and participants will swim around the small jetty on the Busselton foreshore under the supervision of the Surf Life Saving Society of WA.