ABB Swimmers Shine at 2018 School Sport Australia

Congrats to our ABB Swimmers who have just competed at the 2018 School Sport Australia Meet at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre in Tasmania.

Emily Ong
Silver 17-19 50m Back
Silver 17-19 100m Free
Silver 17-19 4x50m Medley Relay
Bronze 17-19 50m Free
4th 17-19 100m Back

Becca St Vincent
Gold 15-16 4x50m Medley Relay
Silver 15-16 100m Fly
Bronze 15-16 50m Fly
6th 15-16 100m Breast
6th 15-16 4x50m Free Relay

Holly Nelson
Silver 15-16 50m Fly
Silver 15 50m Free
Silver 15 100m Free
Bronze 15-16 4x50m Medley Relay

Swimmer of the Meet Award – Metro SC Championships, 20-22 July 2018

Gold Squad – Abby Hartshorne
Abby was one of many Gold squad swimmers to Dare Greatly over the holiday period. Abby faced fears with a smile and sometimes tears, to work herself towards a fearless mindset. Abby smiled away the pain and also enjoyed encouraging others. Abby is learning about her stroke and applied her knowledge in the racing pool. It was great to see Abby win her first Metro Gold medal in the 100 Butterfly. Keep growing Abby!

Black Squad – Abby Feurtado
Abby put in lots of quality training over the holidays and was able to approach the meet with confidence and enthusiasm. Abby representing Team Abb and the Team Abb values throughout the weekend, not only through her swimming but with her support for her team mates. Abby came to each event with aspects that she was looking to work on from her previous racing, but also did a great job of taking on feedback from coaches and engaging in competition. Well done Abby.

Active Kids Voucher Update

Abbotsleigh Swim Club are aware that the NSW State Government has instituted a voucher system of $100 for each child 18 and under to be used for approved sporting activities. The parent claims the voucher via Service NSW and this can be used to pay for approved sport, fitness and active recreation activities. While the Club would like to participate for annual membership payments it is not viable given our small size to make the changes required to our website and payment processes to enable us to claim the money from the NSW Government. However, we are hopeful that Abbotsleigh Swim School will soon be able to process Active Kids vouchers for monthly payments. We will let you know if and when this facility is available.

Please contact me if you have any queries – Chris Yeats (President, Abbotsleigh Swim Club)

Swimmer of the Meet Awards

Congratulations to the following swimmers who have received recognition from our Coaches in relation to our Club values, KAIZEN, DARE GREATLY, UNITY, FUN at the following swim meets:

SMNE LC Championships, 11-12 November – Jacqueline Feurtado

Metro LC Championships, 24-26 November – Abby Feurtado

NSW 10-12 LC Championships, 12-13 December – Meredith Wang

NSW 13-18 LC Championships, 15-20 December – Becca St. Vincent

NSW Open Championships, 19-22 January – Shaun Champion

Nelson Bay, 12-13 January – Paige Williamson; Fred Brown

Knox/Pymble Invitational, 4 February – Cami Graham

Speedo Sprint Heats, 11 February – Felicity Smith

Club Night, 2 March – Jemima Torrens

NSW Prep Meet, 24 March – Samantha Ramsden

SMNE Winter SC Championships 2018

Dear ABB Swimmers & Parents

Abbotsleigh had 39 of our swimmers compete in 263 events and 11 relays at the SMNE Winter SC Championships 2018 over the weekend. Our swimmers took to the pool looking to test the training they had done so far this short course season. They put on show the skills they had been working on so far this season to show the rest of SMNE what team ABB is all about.

Our Coaches would like to celebrate the efforts of the following swimmer:

Meredith Wang
Meredith came off the back of a quality training block on the pool and gym. Meredith took to her swimmer all weekend with maturity when approaching each one of her races. She had a plan heading into every race and set about putting those plans in place. She was able to learn from swim to swim, discussing analytically what she did well and how she could improve and then carrying that over to the next swim. Meredith showed team unity, representing Team Abb in her Team Abb colours and supporting her teammates. Well done Meredith.

Congratulations to our 13 medalists:
• Talia Allsop
• Samantha Cox
• Cameron Graham
• Abby Hartshorne
• Lindsey Kim
• Sebastian King
• Grace Michell
• Holly Nelson
• Emily Ong
• Hannah Saw
• Becca St Vincent
• Annika Tonuri
• Riley Allsop

The coaches are looking forward to seeing everyone build on the last block of training over the next few weeks into the Knox/Pymble Invite and Club Night. Go Team ABB.

Cameron Gledhill
Assistant Coach

Congrats to Tash & Shaun – 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships Team

Swimming NSW is extremely proud to announce the following athlete and coach selection on the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships Team to compete in Suva, Fiji.

Lewis Blackburn (Ravenswood)
Shaun Champion (Abbotsleigh)
Jack Edie (Ravenswood)
Jacinta Essam (Ginninderra)
Se-Bom Lee (Carlile)
Angus McDonald (Trinity Grammar)
Natasha Ramsden (Abbotsleigh)
Stuart Swinburn (UNSW)
Abbey Webb (Ginninderra)

Bruce Vyvyan (UNSW)
Mitch Falvey (Ravenswood)

Congratulations on your Australian Team Selection.