Statements by Members: Mr Kyle Lee

Congratulations to South West Academy of Sport alumnus Kyle Lee, our open water swimmer who recently qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics by finishing in the top 10 in the world in the 10-kilometre event at the World Aquatics Championships in Doha. He’s from Australind in my electorate. He’s one of only two Australian men selected for Paris in open water swimming.

That’s not all. What really showed Kyle’s tenacity was his typical gritty finish and performance in anchoring the open-water relay team, which saw Kyle and our Aussie swimmers win what I understand was Australia’s first ever open-water gold medal relay world title. Both events were heart-stoppers for Kyle’s coach, family, friends and SWAS mates. Since coming home, Kyle has recorded the fastest ever time at the recent Busselton Jetty Swim, winning this race for a record fifth year in a row.

To Kyle’s parents and loved ones: thank you for all your continuous efforts and dedication in supporting Kyle to achieve his dreams. You have gone over and above as well. Kyle also was inspiring other athletes recently at a South West Academy of Sport awards night held in Bunbury. He continues to give back to SWAS. Congratulations, Kyle. Paris is waiting for you, and we will all be cheering you on.