NSW 13 & Over SC State Championships 2017

Abbotsleigh had 22 swimmers compete at the NSW 13 & Over State Championships. Our swimmers took to the meet with enthusiasm that aided the results that we saw in the pool. The positive energy was noted by a number of coaches and made for some very entertaining swimming. Swimmers put on a display of all the things that they had learned and have been working on across the short course season that gave rise to some outstanding performances in the pool.

Coaches would like to the celebrate the efforts of three swimmers:

Emily Ong
Emily applied herself to each race over the weekend with a plan which she executed each time she got into the water. She was able to take confidence from one swim to the next and continue to show us her high standard of performance even when she tired towards the end of a long weekend. Well done Em.

Holly Nelson
For the positive attitude that she took into every race, as well as ability to analyse her own races and take that knowledge to her next race. Holly had a number of aspects of her training she had been working on that she was able to apply to her races across the weekend with great success. Well done Holly.

Grace Michell
Grace showed some great steps forward again over the weekend. She applied the knowledge she got from previous racing and was able to turn that into a number of mature and impressive performances in the water. She knew the mindset that she had to take into her racing and through that application; we were entertained repeatedly. Well done Grace.

Congratulations to our 9 medallists:
Shaun Champion Gold 100 Fly, 200 Fly
Holly Nelson Gold 50 Free, 100 Free; Silver 200IM, 4×50 Free Relay
Grace Michell Silver 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 400IM
Emily Ong Silver 50 Back, 100 Back, 100 Fly; Bronze 50 Free
Becca St. Vincent Silver 50 Free, 4×50 Free Relay
Romy Walker Silver 4×50 Free Relay, Bronze 100 Free
Arizona Staley Bronze 200 Back
Jaimey Yeats Bronze 100 fly
Abby Feurtado Silver 4×50 Free Relay

Congratulation to our swimmers that were also selected to represent NSW at the State teams competition in Canberra (as a result of their performances at both State and Metro Championship)s:

Shaun Champion
Holly Nelson
Natasha Ramsden

Team ABB managed to come 4th twelve times over the weekend, and we cannot wait to see those efforts converted into medals for long course season. All Coaches are looking forward to seeing our 12 & Under swimmers carry on this success that that our older swimmers impressed us with. Go Team ABB.

Cameron Gledhill
Assistant Coach