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Community Recognition Statement - Annie Cooke

22nd September 2023.

Community Recognition Statement - Annie Cooke

Congratulations are in order for one of Wollondilly's inspiring residents, Annie Cooke, who competed fiercely in the World Aquatics Masters Championships in Japan.

Despite being in the upper echelon of her age group—74 to 79 years—Annie has proved that age is but a number. With grit and grace, she swam her way to seventh place globally in the 200-metre backstroke event, making her community back home incredibly proud.

Annie represented Campbelltown Collegians at the world-class event, demonstrating her years of experience and dedication to the sport. Annie did not just showcase her prowess in the 200-metre backstroke. She also battled it out in the 50‑metre and 100‑metre backstroke and the 50-metre freestyle and 50-metre butterfly, showing a remarkable versatility in her skill set.

Annie's commendable performance underlines her lifelong commitment to swimming. This impressive feat by Annie is a reminder that age is no barrier to accomplishing extraordinary things.

Well done to Annie for her remarkable achievement. We are all so proud.