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Broome and Karratha swimmers claim haul of medals at North West Carnival

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Sean Campbell (15) and Olive Longo (9).
Camera IconSean Campbell (15) and Olive Longo (9). Credit: Facebook

Some 146 swimmers from nine different clubs across the North West travelled to Karratha at the weekend for the North West Carnival swimming competition with Broome and Karratha bringing home a haul of medal wins.

Broome’s Sean Campbell and Karratha’s Brian Nguyen were neck and neck on the medal count in the 15 years and older division with the two claiming at least eight medals each.

Nguyen, 15, won gold in 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke and 1500m freestyle in addition to wining silver in the 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle and bronze in 100m butterfly.

Campbell, 15, dominated in the freestyle events winning gold in the 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle events, in addition to winning gold in the 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 200m medley events and a silver in 50m breaststroke.

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Hedland simmers Beau Keller, 15, and Ryan Jones, 35, also claimed a number of medals in the 15 years and over division with Keller winning silver in the 100m breaststroke and 200 medley and bronze in the 50m freestyle while Jones won silver in the 100m backstroke and bronze in the 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke.

Broome’s Olive Longo, 9, also claimed a score of medal wins in the Girl’s 9 years division, winning gold in the 100m backstroke, 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle ion addition to a silver in 50m backstroke and a bronze in 100m freestyle.

Longo was chased ferociously by Karratha’s Kimberley Varvell, 9, who won gold in the 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m breaststroke event.

Taking place from March 24 to 26, the North West Carnival was held at the Karratha Leisureplex and saw almost 400 improved personal bests across the nine participating clubs.

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