Shantel makes waves in Pilbara
AT the age of eight, Shantel Miskin-Ripia began to learn to swim. Twelve months earlier, she couldn’t read or write. Now the 12-year-old is a rising swimming star at Broome and leading the way in the classroom. Shantel was one of a number of exciting prospects from Broome Barracudas to compete in the Pilbara championships at Exmouth in early December, coming home with nine gold medals. Now she is off to the WA country championships, the Northern Territory championships and the WA junior championships in April.