Congratulations to Shaun Champion and Holly Nelson for representing Team ABB at Trials in Adelaide. Holly brought her racing intent and energy to the meet, completing in for 50 Butterfly and 50 Freestyle finals. In both races she improved her heat swim time and finished 4th on 50 Butterfly in 27.68 and 5th in the 50 Freestyle in 25.94. You can imagine at this level your skills and race execution is paramount and Holly exhibited this in all her swims. It was great to see her dare greatly.
Shaun’s positive mindset shone through at the meet, dealing with a stomach virus in the lead up to the event and being able to stay present and step by step approach each challenge. No doubt Shaun was disappointed he wasn’t able to show up at the meet feeling 100% yet he never shyed away from bringing his best performance. Shaun placed 7th in the 100 Butterfly, in 52.67,which was a remarkable feat and a credit to his inner strength, his resilience and discipline to stay present and be race ready regardless of his situation.
Shaun’s performance gained his selection on the Australia A team to compete in the USA in July. Amanda was also selected as part of the coaching Team. Congratulations to our Team ABB swimmers and Head Coach Amanda.