Fit for a Kingston

Swimming sensation: Liverpool Swim Club member Josh Kingston demonstrates his breaststroke at the Whitlam Leisure Centre recently. Picture: Simon Bennett
Swimming sensation: Liverpool Swim Club member Josh Kingston demonstrates his breaststroke at the Whitlam Leisure Centre recently. Picture: Simon Bennett

For two-hours a day, seven days a week, Horningsea Park resident Josh Kingston can be found at the Whitlam Leisure Centre doing what he loves: swimming.

“I just love it. I started four years ago and I enjoy everything about swimming,” he said.

And the results are starting to show.

Next week he will compete at his pet event the 200m breaststroke at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide.

The 14-year-old qualified for the flagship event of School Sport Australia by placing second at the All Schools carnival earlier this year.

I just love swimming.

Josh Kingston

The Clancy Catholic College student has had somewhat of a breakout year in the pool finishing second in the 400-individual medley at the short course state age championships and eighth in the 200m breaststroke at nationals.

The Liverpool Swim Club member, who lists Cameron McEvoy as his favourite swimmer, is hoping to improve on his personal best time of 2m.36sec and challenge for state and nationals medals in the future.

So what’s the secret to mastering breaststroke?

“It’s all about your kick and good pull down with your arms,” he said.