Luke Barbour took home personal best swimming times at the recent Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships held in Adelaide across four days of competition.
The Caboolture Sports Club Rising Star recipient competed in the Under 14 Years age group and achieved three personal best times out of five events, in a huge pool of 80 boys in each event.
He placed 12th in the 200m Individual Medley (PB), 13th in the 200m Freestyle (PB), 25th in the 100m Backstroke (PB), 28th in the 100, Freestyle and 40th in the 50m Freestyle.
“Thank you so much for the support that Caboolture Sports Club has shown Luke with his swimming,” Luke’s Mother Michelle had to say about the Rising Stars program.
“Luke (actually) took up swimming in 2016 as a way to stay active whilst on a break from playing rugby union and recovering from severs disease.”
A coincidental decision to take up swimming saw Luke break two school swimming records that had been held at St Columban’s College since 1976, just a mere two years later in 2018.
Luke then went on to compete in the Queensland School Sports Swimming Championships and also represent the state at the National Championships in Tasmania in the same year.
The Rising Star recipient is now focussed on improving his personal best times and performance at the Queensland Championships to try and take home gold again.
He has also set his eyes on a Top 10 placing in each of his events at the next national championships to be held in Perth.
“Once again, thank you for your interest in Luke and your support.”