Community Recognition Statement - Luke Redding
Community Recognition Statement delivered in the Fifty-Seventh Parliament of New South Wales by the Member for Barwon Roy Butler on 25 February 2020.
I acknowledge the remarkable swimming achievements of Dunedoo resident Luke Redding over the past couple of seasons.
Luke has broken a number of records in the pool, travelling to carnivals all over the State. Luke attended his first carnival of the 2020 season in Canberra where he won three gold medals and three silver medals.
Luke recently competed at the Country Club Championships, winning gold in the 50 metres butterfly, bronze in the 100 metres butterfly and bronze in the 100 metres freestyle.
Luke trains extremely hard to achieve greatness and has ambitions of swimming for Australia in the Olympic Games when he is a bit older.
Luke's dedication to the sport by continuing to train during the winter months shows great discipline for someone of such a young age.
Luke's achievements are also not without special thanks to his mum and dad along with his coach Robert "Whiskey" Andreski who trains Luke at Coonamble—a two-hour one‑way trip—three times a week.