Swimming sensation continues red hot form

Record breaker: Jackson Andrews is a swimmer on the rise. Picture: Simon Bennett

Record breaker: Jackson Andrews is a swimmer on the rise. Picture: Simon Bennett

Young swimming star Jackson Andrews has continued his incredible form, impressing at the recent PSSA NSW State Championships.

After breaking three records – including one set by former Olympian Ian Thorpe – at the regional championships, the 11-year-old lined up against some the most talented swimmers in the state.

He secured a gold medal in the 50 metre breaststroke – bettering his qualifying time by almost two seconds – and was placed third in the 200 Individual Medley – bettering his qualifying time by six seconds.

He also made the final in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke and set personal best times in all six races that he entered.

As a result of his success at the state championships, the Atlantis Swim School Smeaton Grange member has qualified for December’s Pan Pacific Games in Adelaide.

The competition will see 4000 elite school aged athletes from about 15 countries compete in 11 different sports.

Jackson also secured his first sponsor, DB Homes, following a recent Advertiser article highlighting his regional carnival efforts.

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