Jordan Fitzgerald won two freestyle bronze medals at the NSW state age swimming championships

Surprise success: Kellyville swimmer Jordan Fitzgerald won two bronze medals in freestyle at the NSW state age championships. The Castle Hill Dolphins swimmer set personal best times with the swims. Picture: Isabella Lettini

Surprise success: Kellyville swimmer Jordan Fitzgerald won two bronze medals in freestyle at the NSW state age championships. The Castle Hill Dolphins swimmer set personal best times with the swims. Picture: Isabella Lettini

Two bronze medals at the state short course championships were somewhat of a surprise for Kellyville teen Jordan Fitzgerald.

Jordan is generally strongest in butterfly but the 16-year-old took out his medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle.  

He said the state championship was a good indication of where he sits in his events ahead of the long course season.

“It felt good considering I wasn’t ranked to get either of those,” Jordan said.

“It was good to get new PBs and show that all my training in the lead up paid off.” 

Jordan swims for the Castle Hill RSL Dolphins and is already training for the long course season with no national age championships in short course swimming.

He said the result was a confidence builder ahead of the change in seasons with the state championships coming up in December.

“I went into that meet expecting medals in butterfly, not freestyle,” Jordan said. 

“I do freestyle for fun almost but the competition in the butterfly was a lot faster than last year.”

The Dolphins finished off the short course swimming season with six medals at the state age championships.

Alongside Jordan’s twin successes, the remaining four medals were in breaststroke.

Felicity Chan, 15, won gold in 100m and bronze in 200m, while Harper Adams, 12, won 100m gold and 50m silver.

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