TSS Aquatic is the leading age group swimming club in Australia. Operating out of The Southport School, our club comprises of approximately 250 members from both the TSS cohort and wider Gold Coast community.
TSS Aquatic caters for a wide variety of swimmers, both boys and girls from learn to swim through to an elite level. Our highly trained swimming coaches and superb swimmer to coach ratios allows every swimmer to reach their full potential and realise their dreams.
The 2016 Australian Olympic Trials concluded with more excitement for TSS Aquatic. The final event of the program produced the Swim of the Day , a huge Club Record and bronze medal in the 4x100m medley relay. Josh Parrish (59.34), Grayson Bell (1:01.57), David Morgan (51.26) and Buster Sykes (49.61) smashed our Club Record by five seconds (3:41.78).
Josh Parrish claimed 4th place in the 1500m freestyle (15:20.95) and Max Osborn, swimming in his first senior final, swam a best time to finish 7th overall (15:42.13).
The Championships has been another gigantic move forwards for TSS Aquatic.
As well as three Olympians, TSS Aquatic will also have swimmers representing Australian on junior international teams in the coming months.
Many thanks for the hundreds of emails over the past three weeks. The support has been amazing!
The penultimate night of the Australian Olympic trials saw more success for TSS Aquatic. David Morgan's 100m butterfly produced the Swim of the Day . David won his second gold medal of the championships in a huge best time and Club Record (51.64). David missed the Olympic qualifying time by the smallest of margins. He is, however, already on the team to Rio so may still get the opportunity to race the event. Winning has also put David in pole-position for the butterfly leg of an extremely exciting Australian 4x100m medley relay team at the Olympics!
Adam Mallett, racing in the UK, won his first ever British title in the 200m butterfly (1:58.02). Adam was delighted with the gold medal but unfortunately he did not make the Olympic qualifying time. TSS Aquatic swimmers have now totalled five National gold medals, from four different countries!
Kiah Melverton finished 4th in the 800m freestyle, just shy of her personal best time (8:31.57) and David Morgan placed 7th in the 50m freestyle (22.52).
We now look forward to Josh Parrish and Max Osborn, racing in the 1500m freestyle final tonight. The final race of the Australian Olympic Trials will be the 4x100m medley relay. Josh Parrish, Grayson Bell, David Morgan and Buster Sykes will compete, hopefully finishing the meet with another medal for TSS Aquatic.
More great swims for TSS Aquatic. David Morgan qualified for tonight’s finals in both the 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle, ranked 4th and 6th. David’s 50m freestyle was a Club Record (22.45).
Buster Sykes finished 5th in the 50m breaststroke final (28.18) and Grayson Bell 8th (28.57). Buster wins Swim of the Day for his Club Record and best time in the heats (28.02). Three years ago, Buster suffered a huge career threatening injury, resulting in an extremely long rehabilitation. It has been awesome to see Buster swim best times in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events, something he hasn’t done since his injury. He has made big steps this week which makes us all really excited about what is to come!
Josh Parrish qualified for tomorrow night’s 1500m freestyle final, ranked 4th and Max Osborn also claimed a spot in the final. Max is the first current TSS student to swim in a final at these championships.
Tonight, we have Kiah Melverton in the 800m freestyle final and Adam Mallett at the British Olympic Trials.
It is fair to say there was a real buzz around The Southport School and the team in Adelaide yesterday, after watching David Morgan become the first TSS Aquatic Australian Olympian on Sunday night. It is tough to follow these exciting evenings but once again the TSS Aquatic swimmers stepped up last night and again this morning.
Laura Taylor wins her second Swim of the Day for an amazing bronze medal in the 200m butterfly (2:10.19). This was Laura’s first Australian Championship long course medal and her time was a Club Record and personal best. Alice Stuart finished a close 4th (2:11.09).
Josh Tierney swam quicker from heats to semi-finals to final, finishing 5th overall last night in the 200m breaststroke (2:13.63).
Kiah Melverton is ranked 3rd going into tomorrow night’s 800m freestyle final. David Morgan finished 3rd in the 100m butterfly and 16th in the 50m freestyle and will race in semi-finals for both events tonight. Buster Sykes and Grayson Bell finished 4th and 8th in the 50m breaststroke and will also race in tonight’s final.
An absolutely awesome day yesterday for David Morgan, his coach Chris Nesbit and TSS Aquatic!!! David is our first ever Australian Olympian!!!
Follow the link below to see how David booked his flight to Rio:
David Morgan's Swim of the Day was 0.12 inside the Olympic qualifying time (1:55:63). It was a personal best time, a Club Record and the first time TSS Aquatic has ever won a National long course individual gold medal.
After the excitement of watching David qualify for Rio, Alice Stuart, Laura Taylor and Charlotte Mitchell controlled their emotions, in their 200m butterfly semi-finals. Alice and Laura qualified for tonight’s final, finishing 3th and 4th overall. Charlotte swam a superb best time (2:15.77) further improving her best from last weeks National Age Championships.
This morning, Max Osborn swam a best time to finish 4th in the 800m freestyle final (8:18.25) and Lachlan Colquhoun was 7th (8:21.90).
Tonight, Josh Tierney will race the 200m breaststroke final after finishing 7th in the semi-finals.
It has been another jam-packed 24 hours of swimming for TSS Aquatic. Tabitha Baumann claimed bronze at the Canadian Olympic Trials in the 800 freestyle (8:40.67) and only a short time ago, Zoe Elkerton won bronze at the Australian Olympic Trials in the 1500m freestyle with a 23 second best time (16:51.43). Maddie Gough finished 6th in the same event (17:03.37).
Last night, David Morgan qualified for tonight's 200m butterfly final, finishing 5th overall (1:59.21).
Swim of the Day goes to Cameron Usher. Cameron, swimming at his 2nd ever National Championships, produced a superb best time in the heats of the 200m butterfly and in his first ever semi-final dropped another 0.99 to finish 12th overall (2:01.78).
The heats this morning, produced best times and more evening swims. Alice Stuart, Laura Taylor and Charlotte Mitchell have qualified for the 200m butterfly semi-finals. Josh Tierney, Buster Sykes and Cooper van der Laan have qualified for the 200m breaststroke semi-finals.
Another great day for TSS Aquatic. Ashton Baumann's gold medal at the Canadian Olympic Trials was Swim of the Day. Follow the link below to see his amazing race, Ashton securing a place on his first Olympic team.
Kiah Melverton claimed her first medal of the Australian Olympic Trials with bronze in the 400m freestyle (4:10.20). In the same event, Laura Taylor had another superb swim with a big best time in the B Final (4:13.66).
Buster Sykes produced another best time in the 100m breaststroke final, finishing 6th overall (1:01.28), one place ahead of team mate Grayson Bell (1:01.38).
Tonight we have David Morgan and Cameron Usher swimming in the 200m butterfly semi-finals and Tabitha Baumann racing the 800m freestyle final in Canada, she is ranked 3rd.
A few hours ago, Ashton Baumann became the second TSS Aquatic swimmer to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games! Ashton produced an outstanding swim, winning gold at the Canadian Olympic Trials (Toronto) in the 200m breaststroke. Ashton's time was a huge personal best as well as a TSS Aquatic Club Record (2:10.69).
Last night, David Morgan kicked off the Australian Olympic Trials with a silver medal in the 50m butterfly in a Club Record and personal best time of 23.76. TSS Aquatic's other final on day one, saw Josh Parrish finish 7th in the 400m freestyle (3:51.17).
Grayson Bell and Buster Sykes progressed to tonight's 100m breaststroke final finishing 6th and 8th overall (1:01.31 & 1:01.66). Josh Tierney missed out by one place (1:01.86) however, all three men swam best times in the semi-finals.
Laura Taylor continued her great form from the National Age Championships, winning Swim of the Day for her 100m butterfly performance yesterday. Laura swam a best time in the 100m butterfly at National Age, swam quicker in yesterday's heats and quicker again in the semi-final, finishing 14th overall (1:00.70). Alice Stuart finished 12th (1:00.45).
Tonight, we look forward to the two 100m breaststroke finals, in addition to, Kiah Melverton in the 400m freestyle. Kiah is ranked 4th after the heats this morning.
Today marked the start of the 2016 Australian Swimming Championships that also act as the Rio Olympic Games swimming trials.
This morning's heats session produced a solid set of performances for TSS Aquatic. Josh Parrish will race in tonight's 400m freestyle final and David Morgan is ranked fourth going into the 50m butterfly final. Alice Stuart and Laura Taylor will compete in the semi-finals of the 100m butterfly. Grayson Bell, Buster Sykes and Josh Tierney will race the 100m breaststroke semi-finals.
Tonight's finals session will be aired on Channel 7 from 8:30pm.
After four medals at the New Zealand Olympic swimming trials, Ashton Baumann added to the TSS Aquatic international medal tally with a bronze at the Canadian Olympic swimming trials. Ashton claimed third in the 100m breaststroke and broke the TSS Aquatic Club Record in the process (1:01.08).
Liam du Feu