Adam Eiseman was the Junior Excellence award for Central Queensland Swimming, an honour he was not aware he was in the running for. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer
Adam Eiseman was the Junior Excellence award for Central Queensland Swimming, an honour he was not aware he was in the running for. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Paul Braven

The best of the West to be tested Wednesday night

AFTER just swimming for a year at the Wests Swimming Club, Mia Boase, 9, hopes that all the hard training under coach Adam Eiseman will come to fruition on Wednesday.

The club will host the Wests Swimming Carnival which will mark the end of the swimming calendar at the club.

"Adam makes us work hard and he gets angry when people are talking when he is trying to say something," Mia said.

The youngster has shown great promise according to Eiseman.

"Hopefully there will be a few club records and especially some that have been held for 20 years," Eiseman said.

"Realistically the carnival is to see where all the kids are at."

While Mia wants to become a professional in the sport; it's all fun and games among the other sports that she plays.

"I swim to have fun and I am best in the breaststroke," Mia added.

Fellow nine-year-old Kai Chinner comes from good stock after his dad Ryan was a champion swimmer in Alice Springs.

It would seem that Kai may well get the jump tonight in the breaststroke which is his preferred discipline.

"We have a pool at home and we also train there and dad teaches me things to improve on and how to get better," Kai said.

"I'm hoping for records."

Kai also complements his swimming with gymnastics and Jiu-Jitsu at the PCYC.

Eiseman coaches all of the 70 to 80 swimmers who will compete.

"Wade Harris who is nine years will go alright and may break the breaststroke record and Charlotte Spearing should go well," Eiseman said.

VIDEO: Hear what an optimistic coach Adam Eiseman has to say

Competition starts at 5.30pm on Wednesday.



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