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Florence Jiang

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-132013

Hansard session: Fifty-Eighth Parliament, First Session (58-1)

Florence Jiang

Mr MARK COURE (Oatley)

—I rise to acknowledge Florence Jiang, who recently participated in the 2023 Australian Age Swimming Championships held in April. Through incredible hard work and dedication, Florence was able to make it all the way to the finals. Florence, who is the daughter of Georges River Councillor, Nancy Liu, placed very well in the 15 years 200 metre freestyle. Several other representatives achieved fantastic results, with two other members from the St George Swim Club participating in the finals. Grassroots sport is a cornerstone in our community, helping local kids to develop practical skills whilst making life-long friends. It's so important to celebrate the successes of young sportswomen like Florence. Local Swimming Clubs across New South Wales produce Australia's finest future Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Opportunities like the Australian Age Swimming Championships provide them with the tools and drive to achieve success. I would like to also extend my congratulations to the other qualifiers from the St George Swim Club, as well as five qualifiers from the Sans Souci Sea Devils. I know that you all will achieve fantastic things over the next few years.