Tigers Club Hail Duo’s Gold Coast Success
15th April 2018
Jersey’s Harry Shalamon celebrating one of his many record-breaking performances.
The swimming club where two Jersey Commonwealth Games athletes have trained at say they couldn’t ask for any more from the duo.
Harry Shalamon and Gemma Atherley broke seven island records between them in Australia.
Calligo Tigers Swimming Club President Chris Jones says the group is really proud of their achievements.
“As a club and chatting to Nathan Jegou, our head coach who is out there with them, he expected them to swim well as they had a good lead up.
“As a whole, when you look at what they have both achieved, they’ve performed beyond expectations really.”
Gemma broke five of the records, while Harry achieved two record finishes which helped him reach the final of the backstroke.
Mr Jones says their success has already had a big impact on the younger members of the Tigers team.
“Lots of the top swimmers we’ve got over here, you go to the swimming pool to speak to them and they’ve all watched Harry and Gemma live. They’ve been getting up and recording it.
“It’s set the fire alight if you like with the younger swimmers to think that we can go to Birmingham in four years time (2022 Commonwealth Games) or we can go further afield in eight years time.”