Young swimming star Tristan shines in overseas contests

OCEAN Shores swimmer Tristan Ludlow has a bright future following his results in the Commonwealth Youth Games and Fina World Junior Championships in Singapore.

Ludlow, 18, represented Australia and won a gold medal in his age division for the 200m backstroke at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa last week.

He came third in the 1500m freestyle and first in the 4x200m freestyle relay with a second-placed finish in the 100m medley relay.

SWIM STAR: Tristan Ludlow.
SWIM STAR: Tristan Ludlow.

"We went over and it was an amazing experience," his mother Kim Ludlow said.

"It was such a great thing to see and his results were fantastic."

The previous week at the junior worlds he finished 6th in the 200m backstroke with his time putting him as the second fastest Australian in his age division.

He finished his campaign with a second-place finish in the 4x100m medley.

There has been no rest for Ludlow as he is already back in training as his completes his time at St Peters Lutheran College boarding school at Indooroopilly in Brisbane.

"It's back to drawing board and they start again straight away," Kim Ludlow said

"The squad is training as hard as ever and they have exams coming up too.

"Next year he'll have University and at least 25 hours a week in the pool.

"They all work so hard but they love what they do."

Ludlow is looking at studying accounting and business management.

It will be a big couple of years in the pool with the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018.