Aussie swimwear label Funkita has launched a new collection in the lead up to summer. Cult Cameo is an encore to their Culture Clash collection to bring you another shot of color and craziness. Funkita traveled to the Sunshine Coast, Queensland to capture their gorgeous athletes Carla Buchanan, Madi Thompson and Antonia Hurd swimming and swanning poolside in the new prints and styles. Check out the images and a quick update on the girls below:
In the last two years, 21-year-old Carla Buchanan was struck down twice by two different illnesses but still managed to be selected to swim for Australia at the 2016 World Short Course Championships in Windsor, Canada. Carla is now back to full health and has her focus fixed on Tokyo 2020 where she hopes to represent Australia. The first step in her journey is qualifying for the 2017 World Championships. With the Australian Trials kicking off in twelve days, she is ready to give it her all.
In her final year of high school, 17-year-old Madi Thompson is juggling the pressures of finishing school, completing nine pool training sessions each week and the responsibilities of school captain. She travels over an hour from her home on Bribie Island to get to training and a further hour to school before repeating the journey in the afternoon. She raced her first Australian Open Short Course Championships in 2016 and her goal to swim at Tokyo 2020 will need all her determination and commitment to achieve.
2016 was a big year for 15-year-old AntKonia Hurd with a bronze in the 200m backstroke at the Australian Age Championships, as well as competing at the Australian School Sports Championships where she won four medals in the 400m individual medley, 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m backstroke. Antonia is busy preparing for her fourth Australian Age Championships in just a few weeks and trains at Bond University Swimming Club alongside Olympians Cam McEvoy and Thomas Fraser-Holmes.
NEW COLOUR BLOCK STYLE
Get ready to be strapped in and colour block your life! Whether you’re a one piece or a two piece girl, you’re going to have a blast rocking the newest Funkitas on the block!
To see the entire range of the new Cult Cameo collection click here. Get free shipping to the US on your order using the code: FREESHIPUSA (valid until 30 April 2017).
Swimwear feature is courtesy of Way Funky Company, a SwimSwam partner.