NSW Metropolitan Championships, July 14-16, 2017

31 Abbotsleigh swimmers competed at Metro Championships. There was positive energy amongst the team throughout every session. Our Team ABB Spirit was strong, KAIZEN, DARE GREATLY, UNITY, FUN. Swimmers had a plan to execute in the pool and prepared themselves to do this in their style. Swimmers took on personal challenges and used their racing skills to assist their performance. All preparations in the training pool have assisted our swimmers to perform well under the pressure of competition. Abbotsleigh’s use of underwater skills, dive starts and turns was an advantage.

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

Gold Squad swimmer of meet: Emily Ong
For her application to racing throughout the weekend. Em showed her competitive spirit racing with well executed underwater skills and backing herself with this race plan. Em used her strength to her advantage and it is through her dedication to training efforts that made Metro such a positive experience. Well done Em.

Black squad swimmer of the meet: Sami Cox
Sami progressed her learnings from previous meets, worked on them in training and took this knowledge to the competition pool. This is exactly what coaches want to see from race to race. Sami also showed support for her teammates with positive Team vibes. Well done Sami.

Congratulations to our 9 medallists:
Shaun Champion Bronze 100 fly
Samantha Cox Silver 100 back
Lindsey Kim Silver 100 brs; Silver 100 fly;
Holly Nelson Silver 100 free
Georgia O’Connor Bronze 100 back
Emily Ong Silver 50 back; Bronze 100 back
Natasha Ramsden Gold 50 free; Gold 100 free; Bronze 50 fly
Becca St Vincent Bronze 100 brs
Romy Walker Bronze 100 free

Funny question that was asked at 1:30pm on Sunday…”Cam what time should I wake up”

Coaches are looking forward to seeing these experiences improve leading into State Championships at the end of August. Go Team ABB.

Happy Swimming
Amanda Isaac
Head Coach