Shae-ala Marchment has been selected as the Kempsey Macleay RSL Club's Sportsperson of the Month for March.
The Melville High School student recently competed in seven events at the NSW Combined High Schools Swimming Championships held at the Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre.
Shae-ala earned impressive results as she finished in the top 20 in four events.
The 14-year-old achieved 17th in the 400m individual medley, 18th in the 200m and 400m freestyle and 19th in the 100m breaststroke.
On her way to the state carnival, Shae-ala was crowned Under-15 age champion at school and at the Zone carnival.
Shae-ala also picked up a second in the 200m backstroke, third in the 100m backstroke and third for the 200m individual medley at the Swimming North Coast Long Course Area Championships.
Shae-ala's dedication to swimming is impressive as she trains between 8-10 times a week for up to two hours.
For her selection as Sportsperson of the Month, Shae-ala received a $100 voucher for the RSL's restaurant.
To be considered for the award, simply provide information on the individual's achievement and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sportsperson of the year will be decided upon in January 2020 with an additional voucher of $500 for the restaurant awarded to the winner.
A panel of judges from the Macleay Argus will determine the monthly and year winners of the award.
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