Year 12 open water swimmer sets her sights on the Olympics

Year 12 student Bianca Walton has never been afraid of challenging herself to new tasks or helping others. It is through this approach and belief that good things come to those that work harder that has resulted in Bianca’s selection into the 2021 Australian Junior Open Water Swim Team.

Bianca started swimming when she was four but only took up open water swimming at age 15. Her swim club at the time encouraged her to swim in The Penrith Regatta. From there she became a member of the Auburn Swim Club, training six days a week at Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre. Bianca credits making the Junior Worlds Open Water Championships Australian Team to compete in the Seychelles as her biggest sporting achievement so far.

Her competitive but friendly nature has also been an integral part of recent PLC Sydney swim competitions and as part of the school leadership group.

Bianca says it can sometimes be challenging juggling school work with her competing and training. ' I must be disciplined and super organised to fit everything in. I also have to compromise my social life with my hard training. However when I'm not competing or doing school work, I really just like to go to the beach, hang out with friends or whip up something in the kitchen'.

Bianca, a Senior Prefect at the College, is a willing participant, leader and friendly face around the campus. Bianca always gives her best and represents her team, school and country with pride.

With her Year 12 studies behind her now, she has time to set her sites on her next goal - Bianca hopes one day to represent Australia in the Olympics. We wish her all the best for the future.