Abbotsleigh had 10 of our Junior swimmers compete at the NSW 10U-12 Years State SC Championships last weekend. Our swimmers had some big shoes to fill following the performances at 13 & O State two weeks earlier, but our Jr Team ABB was up to the challenge. They took to the pool with maturity and focus that allowed some quality swimming. They put on show the skills they had been working on all season to show the rest of NSW what team ABB is all about.
Coaches would like to celebrate the efforts of two swimmers:
Lindsey led the way in maturity when approaching each one of her races. She had a plan every time she got into the water that she stuck to and implemented. She showed improvement in the skills she has been working on from meet to meet across the short course season. This continued all the way to the end of the meet with a 6 second PB in her 200 Butterfly as her last event on Sunday. Well done Lindsey.
Sami took a positive attitude into her racing across the whole weekend. She was able to take feedback and apply it very well from one race to the next, there is no better example of this than when she applied feedback and went 1.6 seconds faster in a 50 freestyle. Sami also showed the importance of diligent work in the lead up to an event pays off. Despite sickness becoming a factor on Saturday night the work that Sami had done prior still stood her in good stead and allowed her to still race fast on Sunday. Well done Sami.
Congratulations to our 4 medallists:
Lindsey Kim: Silver 100 Fly, 4×50 Free Relay, 4×50 Medley Relay ;Bronze 100 Breast, 200IM
Sami Cox: Silver 100 Back, 4×50 Free Relay, 4×50 Medley Relay; Bronze 200 Back
Meredith Wang: Silver 4×50 Free Relay, 4×50 Medley Relay
Talia Allsop: Silver 4×50 Free Relay, 4×50 Medley Relay
A special mention to the efforts on all of the team ABB relays over the weekend. Many times, we got to see swimmers step up and go much faster for the team than they even did for themselves. Really showing the Team ABB spirit. Well done to you all.
The coaches are looking forward to seeing a prodigious block of training over the next few weeks into Camp Noosa and the long course season. Go Team ABB!