Myall Masters’ Christine Sefton wins gold at National Championships

The three gold medals Christine won at the National Championships in Darwin. Photo: supplied.

MYALL Masters swimmer Christine Sefton became National Champion in her age group at the 2024 Masters Swimming Australia National Championships in Darwin on 7 May.

Christine, often featured in NOTA for her swimming prowess at local, regional and state levels, came away with three gold medals and National titles, one each for 50m, 100m, and 200m Breaststroke.

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“I’m really pleased with my results,” a characteristically humble Christine told NOTA.

“My goal was just to swim my best, which I think is in the spirit of Masters Swimming.

“I was working hard on improving my dives, and I think this helped me be more able to swim similar times to those I swam ten years ago.”

Christine has been swimming with the Myall Masters for fourteen years.

“They are such a supportive group of swimmers who welcome anyone wanting to have a go at improving their swim fitness or technique.

“The club has a well-qualified team of coaches and officials and I’m proud to represent them.”

After enjoying a well-earned break up in the Top End, the indefatigable Christine is now back to work, and soon to be back in the pool, despite the weather.

“We are extremely proud of Christine, breaststroke is my favourite stroke, and now Christine Sefton, our top female breaststroker in the club, is not only the best in the state, but in all of Australia,” Myall Masters President Leon Bobako told NOTA.

By Thomas O’KEEFE

Christine Sefton rules the pool, wearing her three National Championships medals. Photo: supplied.

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