All Saints’ Swimming Achievements

The Long Course swimming season ended on a high note for a number of All Saints’ College students who represented The All Saints’ Swimming Club at recent State and National Championships.

Travis (Year 8) and Holly (Year 7) had a very successful end to the season receiving medals at the HFMF Junior LC Championships, the premier event for Junior Swimmers in the state. Travis won gold in the 200m Breaststroke for 12-year-old Boys and Holly won medals in all three Backstroke events for 11-year-old Girls. Holly’s medal haul included two Gold medals in the 100m and 200m Backstroke and a Bronze in the 50m Backstroke.

Four ASC students were members of an 11 strong team of Age Group swimmers who represented the club and the State at the recent Georgina Hope National Age Championships in Adelaide.

 Olivia (Year 11), Jack (Year 10), James (Year 10) and Emily (Year 13) all competed in multiple individual events at the meet. Swimming in one of the most competitive age groups in Australian swimming, James made his first National Final, finishing sixth in the 15-year-old Boys 100m Backstroke. James broke the one minute mark in his heat swim and clearly demonstrated that he is a force to be reckoned with.

Distance swimmer, Emily, won the Silver medal in the Girls’ 17 & 18-year-old 800m Freestyle. Emily, who attended her first Australian National Team Training Camp in January, has been selected for the 2013 Swimming Australia Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation National Youth Squad. Emily is one of only eight WA swimmers selected for this merit squad, which is considered an important stepping stone for Australia’s best young swimmers.

All Saints’ Swimming Club had four swimmers competing at the 2013 Energy Australia Swimming Championships. Three of these swimmers, including Emily, finished in the top 15 in Australia in their events at the meet.

Mr Tom Stachewicz

Director of Swimming