An 11-year-old Cootamundra swimmer yesterday raced one of Australia's elite swimmers, Kurt Herzog.

Updated April 15 2019 - 12:01pm, first published February 11 2019 - 9:34am

The Cootamundra Swim Meet, at which swimmers from 14 clubs in the south west swimming zone competed, was given a huge buzz yesterday morning with a race between an elite world championship swimmer and an 11-year-old from Cootamundra.

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Tom Gosling

Journalist, Cootamundra Herald

I've had a long career in journalism and corporate communications, starting with country newspapers, radio and TV in northern NSW and including ABC News Sydney and the Melbourne Herald. I edited The University of Sydney News for 10 years, and was Media Officer for CSIRO in Canberra and BHP Steelworks in Port Kembla.