NSW Senior State championships

NSW senior state age was the first major meet after the 2021 lockdown. We had 7 swimmers competing in their individual events with 3 swimmers participating at this level for the first time. This meet is on the calendar to mirror the Australian Age Championships program of a 6 day event and provide swimmers (and parents and coaches) with the experience of heats and finals for each race.

It was important for all swimmers to be focused on their process and be able to do and execute their plans under the shiny lights of Sydney Olympic Park and race against the best senior swimmers in the state. Our sense of community was visible on deck as our experienced swimmers and less experienced swimmers encouraging each other and taking an interest on how each Team Abb member performed.

We had 12 performances make a final with Jensen and Leisel Tan making their first final at this level. They both bought their best to their finals.

Congratulations to our medal winners:

Gold – Shaun Champion 100 butterfly; Leisel Tan 50 backstroke

Bronze – Holly Nelson 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle

We also want to highlight the performance of our relay teams and thank you all the athletes that got selected and were able to join us in these exciting races.

A special mention to our 12-16 4×50 medley relay the girls where they were able to get a 5 second PB overall, moving our ranking from 39th to 22nd, this result once again show the commitment of our athletes to their teammates.

After 6 days of racing there was still smiles in everyone’s faces and also lots of learning, it was a great meet and we cannot wait for next year.