Josh Brien

Mick O’Neill Swimming Award winner and rising Ballarat swimming star Josh Brien has had a top six finish in the Australian All-Age Swimming Championships in Sydney. A Ballarat Gold Swimming Club Member Josh  claimed sixth place in the boys 12-13 years’ 100m backstroke final.

Josh qualified for the 10 strong final with the 8th. fasted time – 1:5.44 seconds.  He then bettered his PB of 1:5.42 in the final which bettered his personal best by 2.46 seconds.

Josh also smashed his 200m backstroke PB by 5.45 seconds.  He produced a 2:22.09 swim in the heat which ranked him 12th and only one second outside a qualifying time for the final.

Congratulations to Josh a worthy winner of the Mick O’Neill Encouragement Award.