Sydney Esat School Swimming Report
29-30th March 2006
Matt Spence, Andrew Kennedy,
Jack Cullen and Elise Newman attended the Secondary
Schools meet on 29 March. Whilst official results are not
yet available we are happy to report that Andrew Kennedy
finished in 1st or 2nd position in all his events and
swam 2 PB's on the day. Matt Spence also swam 2 PB's
on the day and finished 3rd in the 100m Back which will see
him joining Andrew at State next week. Matt
was also a member of Woolooware High School's 1st placed 14
yr boys relay team. Jack and Elise were there
representing Endeavour and Port Hacking High Schools and we
will report on their results when they become available.
On 30 March our younger
swimmers attended to Sydney East Primary Schools meet.
huge news of the day is that 8 yr old Joel Walker
has broken the 8 yr 50n Free record - a record
which has stood for 12 years!
Joel then joined Jack
Harrison in the Gymea Bay Junior relay team which
qualified in 2nd fastest place for the final. Izaak Smith
won the 10 yr 50m Free and Fly in PB swims and came 2nd
in the 10 yr 50m Breast. Kurtis Smith qualified 8th
fastest for the 8 yr boys 50m Free final. Nicholas
Jackson swam a PB 37.97 50m Free and Rebecca Kennedy
came 4th in the 11 yr girls 50m Breast and 7th in the 11
yr girls 50m Back. Taylah Felice swam in the 12 yr
girls relay from Lilli Pilli PS.
This report willl be updated
when full results become available.
hampionship Night No 1
Report - 25th March 2006
What a fantastic night. 57
swimmers attended and amassed an amazing 32 freestyle,
44 Breaststroke and 26 IM PB's. he results were incredible
as heat after heat swam out of their skins - wow - our kids
really do like ribbons and certificates!
8 records were broken on the
night. Alex Cox broke his own 50m Breaststroke mark.
The duel between Alex and Andrew Kennedy saw
Andrew go on to break all 3 13 yr old records on
offer on the night - one of them being the existing 50m
Freestyle mark which was lowered from 29.34 to 27.69!
Izaak Smith swam 3 PB's on the night and set a new
record in the 9 yr 50m Breast. Nicholas Garland
lowered the 8 yr old Breaststroke record by .01 sec! Jedd
Felice had a scorcher where he chased Izaak down
the pool in their 8/9 Free event and finished by breaking
the 8 yr 50m Free record in a sensational 35.28. Kurtis
Smith broke the 7 yr old Breast record. This record,
which withstood quality challengers for 5 yrs - has
now been broken 3 times by 3 different swimmers in the last
But it was not just about
record breakers on the night. There was real movement on the
Top 5 list and we hope to publish this on the website soon.
The following all swam 100% PB's - Anna Boland, Kyle
Druery, Barbara Efremova, Jedd Felice, Hannah Goman, Rebecca
Kennedy, Cameron Libro, Rohan Hurst, Nicholas Jackson, Luke
Macauley and Kurtis Smith.
The following swimmers swam 2
PB's on the night - Izaak Smith, Cassandra Blake, Belinda
Bertovic, Alex Beilby, William Boland, Curtley Duncan, Aidan
Fisher, Sheldon Fisher, Nicholas Garland, Taleisha Garland,
Grace Goman, Andrew Kennedy, Ross Hickman, Jack Macauley,
Jeremy Pagluica, Matt Spence, Joel Walker, Nicholas Wiles
and Timothy Weston.
A special congratulations to
Anna Boland and Matt Spence for returning to the IM
event, and also to Rebecca Kennedy for 3 huge PB's
including swimming her first ever 33 in Freestyle. It was
also nice to see Sean McFarlane-Bentley back in the
pool on a club night.
Club Night report - 17th
The 2 weeks off has certainly
allowed our swimmers to recharge their batteries and come
back firing, Tonight our swimmers swam 16 Fly PB's, 22
Backstroke PB's and 21 Freestyle PB's.
Congratulations to the
following swimmers who swam a 100% PB rate on the night -
Tim Boland, Aidan Fisher, Sheldon Fisher, Ross Hickman,
Anton Nikulin, Jeremy Pagluica, Adam Verrender and Nicholas
2 PB's on the night were swum
by Josh Antonich, Nicole Bertovic, Curtley Duncan, Jedd
Felice, Taylah Felice, Ebony Green, Rohan Hurst, Nicholas
Jackson, Rebecca Kennedy, Hayden Lohman, Tyler Nott, Amy
Walker, Joel walker and Harrison Wiles.
Speedo Sprint Finals
Last weekend Jack Cullen,
Kyle Druery, Barbara Efremova, Jedd Felice, Andrew Kennedy,
Elise Newman and Izaak Smith attended the Speedo
Sprint State Finals at SOPAC.
All our swimmers enjoyed the
morning heats and swam well in a very strong field of
Izaak and Andrew
then stayed to compete in the grand finals in the afternoon.
Izaak had a wonderful meet with 3 very exciting races
finishing with silver medals in both his 50m freestyle and
butterfly and a bronze medal in his 50m breaststroke.
Andrew swam a great 50m backstroke PB finishing 2nd for
the silver medal.
Jedd and Elise
were both placed just outside the top ten and were therefore
reserves for their breaststroke finals. Elise managed
to leave Homebush and get to Penrith just in time to get in
her Kayak and compete at the national titles where she then
went on to win gold!!! She then hurried back (to the
airconditioning!) just in case she got a swim in the finals.
Unfortunately neither she or Jedd got their finals
Summer Metropolitan Championships – SOPAC 4-5 March 2006
Eadie competed at these championships. (Matt
Spence was entered but unable to compete due to injury).
To qualify to swim at this meet is an achievement in itself
and we congratulate all our swimmers who made the qualifying
times. Unfortunately, due to NSW Surf Championship
commitments, a few of our team were unable to attend the
There were some great swims by our swimmers. The biggest
achievement was Andrew
Kennedy’s huge 4 sec PB in his 200m freestyle
event in which he swam another National Age qualifying time.
butterfly also continues to improve with a 4 sec L/C PB.
Newman had a great start to her day when she swam a huge 3
sec PB in her 100m breaststroke and then dashed away to
compete at Kayaking championships.
continued her good run and received a silver (freestyle) and
a bronze (breaststroke) medal in the MD events.
who qualified for 3 events which is a great achievement,
swam close to her long course PBs.
We would also like to thank
Terry who gave up
his weekend to be at Homebush to support our swimmers.
Club Night Report
– 24th February 2006
Once again, we
had a quieter night than usual. Many of our swimmers are in the
final preparations for the State Surf Lifesaving Championships and
we have seen little of them!
Please Note that,
due to these Championships being held in Cronulla over the first 2
weekends in March and the impossible parking situation it will
cause, club nights will not resume until Friday March 17th.
Tonight was the
second last Pointscore night of the season and our swimmers swam 21
Breaststroke PB’s, 20 IM PB’s and 8 Freestyle PB’s. 100% PB’s were
achieved by Kyle Druery and Adam Verrender. These 2
boys have been swimming some sensational times week after week.
2 PB’s were swum
by Anton Nikulin, Kelly Hickman, Izaak Smith, Taylah Felice,
Travis Jemmeson, Harrison Wiles, Ebony Green, Nicole Bertovic, Aidan
Fisher, Belinda Bertovic, Tim Weston, Tyler Nott, Aidan Hurst, Joel
Walker, Anna Boland and Lachlan Hurst. Congratulations to all
go to Hayden Lohman, who swam a 7 sec PB in his 100m IM even
though he had just stepped off the bus after being at camp all week,
and to Izaak Smith who breaststroked his way into the Top 5
list as well as swimming a PB in his 200m IM
back to Amy Walker after a bout of pneumonia and a visit to
hospital and to Katelyn Kishawi who has just been busy :)
We are getting
some wonderful feedback on our swimmers’ results at their school
swimming carnivals. We will try and compile a special report on your
achievements for the next newsletter.
Development Meet – Sans Souci 25th February 2006
Tim Boland, Anna
Boland, William Boland, Kelly Hickman, Ross Hickman, Sherrie Eadie
and Sheldon Fisher
club at this meet. Our swimmers had a very successful afternoon
winning 6 Gold, 6 silver and 7 Bronze medals.
dream start to his competitive swimming career winning 4 medals from
4 swims! Congratulations to Tim Boland and Ross Hickman who
were each awarded Level 1 certificates in I event.
Report – Saturday 18th February 2006
A team of 17
swimmers represented our club at this meet. They were Kurtis
Smith, Jedd Felice, Jack Harrison, Kyle Druery, Ross Hickman,
Nicholas Jackson, Rebecca Kennedy, Izaak Smith, Anna Boland, Kelly
Hickman, Tim Boland, Matt Spence, Jack Cullen, Cameron Libro,
Barbara Efremova, Elise Newman and Andrew Kennedy.
Our swimmers had
a great afternoon with 7 going through to the State Finals in March
– Jedd, Kyle, Izaak, Jack, Andrew, Barbara and Elise. Izaak
was our most successful swimmer of the day winning the 9 yr 50m Free
and Breast, 2nd in the 9 yr 50m Fly by (.02 of a second!)
and 3rd in the 9yr 50m Back.
to all our swimmers for the wonderful support they
gave each other on the day. There were some amazing PB’s eg Kyle
(50m Fly), Jedd (50m Free and Breast), Barbara
(50m Back), Andrew (50m Fly), Jack Harrison (50m
Back), Jack Cullen (50m Breast), Tim (50m Free),
Elise (50m Breast) and
maybe the most notable of all PB’s, Izaak (50m Breast).
Club Night Report
– 17th February 2006
A smaller turnout
tonight meant an early finish! This was also a bonus for Tim
Boland who was able to swim a time trial at the end of the
evening and swim into the top 5 13 yr old 100m IM swimmers list.
This was in addition to his PB swims which saw him top 5 in the 50m
Back and Fly. Jack Harrison also swam PB’s to make it into
the top 5 8 yr olds in the Back and Fly.
swimmers swam 13 Freestyle PB’s, 13 Backstroke PB’s and 16 Butterfly
PB’s. Congratulations to the following swimmers who swam 100% PB’s
on the night – Jack Macauley, Tim Boland, Cameron Libro, Hayden
Lohan, Jack Harrison and Adam Verrender. The following swimmers
swam 2 PB’s on the night – Renee Druery, Curtley Duncan, Kelly
Hickman, Lachlan Hurst, Anton Nikulin, Izaak Smith and Joel Walker.
We are delighted
to welcome 2 new members – Ebony Green and Tyler Nott. We
hope you enjoy the rest of the season with us. It was also great to
have 3 visitors on the night and we hope they enjoyed themselves.
Report – 11th February 2006
Barbara Efremova and Cameron Libro
– all aged 13 –
attended this meet. Our swimmers had a sensational day with many PB
swims. Cameron and Barbara won 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 2
Bronze medals. Elise unfortunately missed out on medals as
she swam faster than the Level 2 time!
SLCA Double Shot
Meet Report – 12th February 2006
Rebecca Kennedy and Sherrie Eadie
club at this meet. It was a great format and it enabled the swimmers
to have an extra hit out for those times they have been seeking to
achieve. Andrew came close to achieving another 2 National
qualifying times and Rebecca swam LC PB’s in her 100m Free
report - 11th February 2006
Another great turn
out for club, and this time we had hot dogs at the end of it!
Tonight our swimmers
swam 15 Freestyle PB's, 21 IM PB's and a huge 31 Breaststroke PB's.
Congratulations to the following swimmers who swam 100% PB's on the
night - Liam Bielby, Tim Boland, Curtley Duncan, Aidan Fisher,
Kurtis Smith and Adam Verrender. Tim had a great night and swam
into the Top 5 in the 13 yr Breast and 100m Free. Kurtis, who
still has all year to go before he turns 8, swam into the top 5 (7
yr olds) 50m free. There is no club record that will be safe by the
time Kurtis and big brother Izaak celebrate their next
This was actually a
huge night as we had many swimmers qualify to go up to the next
distance. Our younger swimmers especially had a great evening with
Harry Ashford-Cox, Renee Druery, Curtley Duncan, Aidan Fisher and
Tim Weston all moving up from 12.5m to 25m in one (or more)
events. New member Luke Macauley continues to improve and
smashed his IM time now that he knows the sequence of strokes.
Hannah Goman, who won all her events at her school swimming
carnival this week, had a sensational night with 2 huge PB's
in her 50m Free and 100m IM.
2 PB's on the night
were swum by William Boland, Jack Cullen, Kyle Druery, Michael
Eadie, Taylah Felice, Hannah Goman, Jack Harrison, Jared Hickel,
Luke Hickel, Nicholas Jackson, Travis Jemmeson, Cameron Libro, Luke
Macauley, Tim Weston and Nicholas Wiles.
A highlight of the
night was one of the first swims of the program where Alex Cox -
one of our senior swimmers and now Junior Coach - once
again went head to head with rising star Andrew Kennedy in
the 200m IM. Andrew swam a club PB and won the race!!! Gotta
watch out for those ankle biters Alex - they grow up!
Welcome also to our
visitors, Ebony, Tayla, Brendan and Tyler - we are so glad
you enjoyed your night at swim club.
Swim Meet Report - 4th February 2006
represented our club at this met. They were Joel and Amy Walker,
Jedd and Taylah Felice, Timothy Weston, Alex and Liam Bielby, Jack
Harrison, Kyle and Renee Druery, Nicholas Jackson, Timothy, Anna and
William Boland, Cameron Libro, Kelly and Ross Hickman, Matt Spence,
Andrew Kennedy, Sean McFarlane-Bentley and Izaak and Kurtis Smith.
Our swimmers had a
great afternoon of swimming with the unofficial medal count at 7
Gold, 9 Silver and 7 Bronze medals. Joel Walker and Kurtis Smith
(aged 7) took out the Gold and Silver in all their age events.
Izaak Smith won 5 medals (2 Gold, 3 Silver). Once again their
were some great PB swims. Nicholas Jackson, Jack Harrison and
Liam Bielby swam great Freestyle PB's. Taylah Felice and
Kelly Hickman had great Backstroke PB's. Andrew Kennedy
swam a fantastic Fly PB from lane 1.
Some highlights of
the meet include
3 of our 8/9 yr
old boys screaming their encouragment to Kelly so loudly
during her Backstroke that we were surprised she didn't stop and
tell them to sshhh!- she went on to swim a PB so it was a real team
breastroke start was superb!
winning his first ever medal - Gold - and running so fast to collect
his medal that he was probably at the announcer's desk before he had
finished reading his name
winning 2 medals at her first swim meet, one of them in the 50m Fly
which she only entered after being encouraged to do so
had a life of their own1 Our 3 teams were SOOO excited about
swimming this event. We let the kids work out their order of
swimming with the "A" team changing their's about 10 times! In the
end, our teams swam a fantastic race with the "A" team finishing in
a hard fought 3rd position. Congratulations to all 12 of our relay
swimmers - "A" Izaak, Kyle, Liam, Kelly , "B" Ross, Anna,
Jedd, Nicholas, "C" Taylah, Joel, Kurtis, Jack, - for working so
well together and for all their enthusiasm.
Report 3rd February 2006
Welcome back to Swim
club everyone. This is such an exciting time of the year and tonight
there were an enormous number of PB swims! We would also like
to welcome Jack and Luke Macauley who have joined our club
after a couple of visitor swims before Christmas. Welcome back also
to Nicholas Wiles, Harrison Wiles and Adam Verrender
who have all returned from their distant travels and to Cassie
Blake who has returned following a lengthy break through
A special mention to
Sherrie Eadie who is competing at the Australian Open
this week. Sherrie qualified for the 50m free final with a PB
swim and also swam a PB in her 400m Freestyle.
Tonight we had 25
Butterfly PB's, 23 Backstroke PB's and 28 Freestyle PB's. We
had our largest ever number (12) swimmers who swam 100% PB's on tthe
night. They were Kyle Druery, Nicholas Wiles, Jared Hickel,
Harrison Wiles, Sheldon Fisher, Kurtis Smith, Taleisha Garland,
William Boland, Aidan Hurst, Belinda Bertovic and Cameron Libro.
swimmers all swam 2 PB's on the night - Kelly Hickman, Liam
Bielby, Jack Macauley, Brayden Antonich, Amy Walker, Renee Druery,
Jeremy Pagluica, Jushua Antonich, Aidan Fisher, Curtley Duncan,
Timothy Boland, Jack Cullen, Taylah Felice and Luke Macauley.
made it onto our Top 5 for 8 yr old Butterfliers even though his
arm only came out of a cast last week and he narrowly missed the
backstroke Top 5. Joel Walker improved his Top 5 Free PB and
Tim Boland continues his great form with a Pb swim to make
him our 3rd fastest 13 yr old 50m freestyler.
Thank you again to
our coach Terry Noel for his support and encouragement of our
swimmers on club nights. Good luck to everyone at the Cronulla Meet.
Australia day Meet Report - 26th January 2006
Andrew and Rebecca
Kennedy, Kelly and Ross Hickman, Matt Spence and Timothy Boland
attended this meet. It was a great opportunity to get a LC hit out
before school swimming starts and it certainly shook out some
Our swimmers had a
great day with many LC PB's. Tim Boland had a spectacular
meet recording 100% all time PB's. Andrew Kennedy (13) had a
very successful day winning 1 Gold and 2 Silver medals which is
impressive considering the strokes were in 13/14 dual age format.
Rebecca Kennedy won 1 silver and 2 Bronze medals and Matt
Spence won 1 silver and 1 Bronze medal.
Kelly and Ross
swam 100% LC PB's today which is a great return to swimming after a
month off over Christmas.
On the last day of
State Tomas took the kids aside and let them know that he had
decided to leave. Tomas explained to them that there were
lots of things he wanted to do away from the pool and, when put this
way, it is simple to understand.
into the role of senior coach at the tender age of 21.Since then he
coached swimmers to State and National level. For many of our
swimmers he has been their only coach and he will be very sadly
missed. Tomas has assured us that he will continue to visit
us just like Gary does and that he will come back to say goodbye to
all the kids when club returns.
remains there for our swimmers so we still expect a huge summer
season with business as usual.
Thanks for everything
Tomas - just make sure you send lots of postcards!
Championships 13-18 yrs January 2006
To date the big news
is that Andrew Kennedy smashed his 200m Breast PB by 5 sec,
finished in 5th place in the final, and qualified for the National
also swum 8 LC PB's this week which is a fantastic achievement. One
of those PB's was in the first leg of the 13/14 yrs Free relay.
Andrew set the pace with a fantastic 28.8, and was then followed
by Justin Riley, Matt Spence
and Sean McFarlane-Bentley.
This team of 13 yr olds finished with a creditable 28th placing.
On the last
day of the meet Andrew and Matt
were joined by Cameron Libro and Tim Boland. These
2 boys were came into the team when 2 of the original team members
withdrew. There was a minor reshuffle and it was all systems go! The
boys knew that their placing would not be great with a team of 13 yr
olds and using 2 reserve swimmers but were all very happy to see
what they could do. The result was fantastic! Cameron led out
in a 36.59 PB backstroke swim, followed by Andrew and Matt with near
PB swims in the Breast and Fly. Tim then swam a PB 31.4
Freestyle leg to bring us home. To their credit, the boys went in
knowing they may finish dead last in the event....but they didn't!