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Idle swimmer wades in with some silverware in Australia
Idle’s Sam Lawman enjoyed success in Australia at the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Commonwealth Life Saving Championships and the Australian Short Course Life Saving Championships.
The Fulneck School pupil brought home seven medals from the two competitions held at the Australian Institute for Sport in Canberra.
The talented swimmer, who is part of the England national team, was awarded three silver medals at the RLSS Championships, in the manikin carry relay, the obstacle relay and for the overall performance of the England team.
As a warm-up to the championships, Lawman competed in the Australian SCLS Championships and won four medals: silver in the 100m obstacle swim, silver in the team medley relay, bronze in the 25m manikin carry and bronze in the team obstacle relay.
Earlier this year, Lawman won five medals, including two gold, at the RLSS National Speed Championships in Sheffield.
He said: “Going to Australia to compete was an amazing opportunity and I was competing against some of the strongest swimmers from over 40 Commonwealth countries.”