Great results from our Swim Club athletes!
The Nepean Aquatic Centre Swim Club athletes have been very busy racing at both NSW State Open Water & Pool Championships in recent months.
The NSW Open Water Swimming Championships were held on the 9th December at The Sydney International Regatta Centre. Conditions were calm & very hot, especially for those competing in the middle of the day. Competing in the 2.5km JX event congratulations to Ethan Bleasdale, Jacob Mamo, Chloe Kimmings, Anique Pantazakos. Special mention to Chloe finishing 3rd in the 12yr girls. Competing in the 5km event congratulations to Lucas Bentley, Jack Hanrahan, Michael Payne, Bethany Mavin & Monique Wilson. Special mention to Lucas who finished 9th in the 15yr boys.
The NSW Snr State Swimming Championships were held over 6 days in mid-December. We had 14 athletes competing. Congratulations to Jordan Amies, Jack Benson, Kayla Bentley, Lucas Bentley, Charlotte Forti, Jack Hanrahan, Kira McInerney, Anique Pantazakos, Abbey Slaughter, Ryan Slaughter, Oskar Staniucha, Riley Stevens, Arianne Thomas & Lauren Wolsey. Special mention to Jordan, Jack, Kira, Abbey & Ryan who all achieved top 10 placings in 1 or more of their events.
All athletes then returned to full training in preparation for a busy start to the year with Australian Open Water Championships which were held over The Australia Day Weekend at Brighton Beach, Adelaide. A team of 6 athletes successfully navigated their events in difficult conditions. Lucas Bentley and Jack Hanrahan competed in the 16yr, 5km event finishing 23rd & 31st respectively. Competing in the JX 2.5km event were Ethan Bleasdale, Bethany Mavin, Michael Payne and Monique Wilson. All athletes had outstanding swims and gained valuable experience from racing at these championships.
Next on the racing schedule is Speedo Sprint and Jnr Metropolitan & State Championships across February & March. Thank you to Head Club Coach Jackie Barck & her team of assistant coaches who continue to prepare all the athletes to compete at their peak.