Local Swim Instructor headed for Switzerland to compete in Triathlon World Championships

Please support Aimee to get to Switzerland to represent Australia at the Triathlon World Championships!

Local Learn to Swim teacher and NSF employee Aimee Carlin, 20 years old, is a go getter. Whilst juggling study at university, working as a Swim Instructor, and training for International Triathlon events, Aimee is also currently raising funds to enable her to represent Australia at the Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland later this year.

Aimee’s dedication over many years has led to her inclusion in the Australian Team, announced in April, to compete in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 29th August to 1st September. Having trained since the age of 12 with coaches Mick Ferris and James Sweeney, Aimee has also been a member of the Western Sydney Academy of Sport and NSW Development Squads during her years in the sport before making the Age Group Worlds Team. Aimee’s training schedule spans 6 days a week, training twice a day, with both early morning sessions and afternoon sessions scheduled around university and work commitments.

Aimee will be racing in the sprint distance 20-24 year old females, representing Australia. To be selected, Aimee had to compete in a series of races to gain valuable points, in races that saw Aimee travel to Melbourne, Canberra, Forster, Wollongong, Kurnell and Orange this season. It will be Aimee’s second time competing at the World Championships, which was last year held on the Gold Coast where Aimee came in 12th after battling shin injuries leading up to the race – so Aimee hopes to place even higher this year.

Aimee made headlines last year when in January 2018 she was involved in a dramatic rescue on the NSW Mid North Coast while on holiday with her family in Tuncurry. On Sunday January 7th, in extreme hot weather, Aimee, along with off-duty junior surf life saver Lucas Kloosterhof, 14, rushed to the aid of 19-year-old Jai Darr who was struggling to stay above the water at the beach. The pair managed to reach Mr Darr, pull him out of the rip and bring him back to shore. Mr Darr told Nine News at the time “I just got stuck in the rip. It took me out to sea and I couldn’t get myself back in,” he explained. “Big waves, one after another, just pushed me underwater. I’m amazed, I couldn’t thank them enough for helping me save my life.”

Aimee is currently raising funds to enable her to get to Switzerland to compete. Nepean Aquatic Centre are on board as a sponsor, and Aimee is holding a fundraising breakfast BBQ at the centre on Saturday June 1st. Aimee will also be selling raffle tickets on the day, with prizes including free swimming lessons, aquarobics passes, public swimming passes, a signed Panthers jersey, scented candles from ‘Heaven on Earth’, ‘Sweeties’ confectionary packs and hampers from Arnott’s. Come and join Aimee on the day, or if you would like to donate or sponsor Aimee, please contact julie@nepeanswim.com.au. We wish Aimee all the very best of luck!