Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Teenage Super-Fishes Win Swim

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Teenage Super-Fishes Win Swim

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SWIMMING: Sixteen year olds, Kaya Shults and Hayden Cotter became part of Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival history on Saturday, revelling in near-perfect race conditions to post stunning victories in the 1km Ocean Swim.

Shults, a member of the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy, grew up in the United States before moving to Cairns and finally the Sunshine Coast.

"I did a little bit of surf lifesaving in Cairns so I got my surf skills from there, but about a year and half ago we moved south and started I training with Toby Coote at SCTA," she said.

"Every Friday morning we have a swim session with Toby down here at Mooloolaba, so I know beach well but I am really a triathlete.

"I thought I would enter the Ocean Swim for the fun of it and there was a bit of prizemoney on the line. I am stoked to win, I really can't believe it. …

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