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.
Recent accomplishments for TSS Aquatic include 1st place at the Australian National Age Championships and Queensland State Championships. Currently, four TSS Aquatic swimmers and a TSS Aquatic Coach have been selected to represent Australia at international competitions in China and Hawaii. A TSS Aquatic swimmer has also been selected to compete for New Zealand. Nationally, 38 TSS Aquatic swimmers are ranked in the top 25 of competitors in 166 separate events, with 9 ranked first. This success confirms the strength and depth of talent that TSS Aquatic has to offer and will continue to nurture in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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.
Saturday January 17, 2015
Gates Open: Saturday morning 6:00 am.
Time: Warm-up commences 6:30 am for an 8:00 am start
Venue: The Southport School,
Winchester Street, Southport
Facilities: Competition pool – 12 lane 50 m pool, with Electronic Timing
Warm-down pool – 6 lanes 25 m pool
Pool Entry: Swimmers and Children FREE, Adults $4.00
Programmes: Available at the gate for $4.00
$1000 Prize Money to be won!!!
$100 prize money for the fastest
male and female athlete
in each of the four 100 m events....
$100 awarded to the fastest male and female swimmer of the meet,
with a combined time over the four 100 m events.
TSS Aquatic finished the competition in style with many more medals to make it our best ever State Championships. Today we picked up a further two gold's, one silver and four bronze medals.
Gold 18 23
Silver 15 15
Bronze 20 21
Finals 112 134
Swim of the Day and a gold medal goes to Charlotte Mitchell for her 13's 400m freestyle win (4:22.67). Charlotte has had an outstanding meet claiming three gold's a silver and bronze as well as a whole host of other finals. Tonight saw a dominant win to cap off a great week!
Dom Richardson won his second gold of the meet making it the 17-18 butterfly double, winning the 200m tonight (2:03.11).
Sean Arthur won silver in the 13's 400m freestyle (4:20.60) and bronze medals went to Kiah Melverton in the 17-18 200m butterfly (2:16.78), Jake Kersten in the 17-18 100m freestyle (50.90), Kai Edwards in the 16's 1500m freestyle (16:24.22) and Laura Taylor in the 15's 100m butterfly (1:03.19).
Today was an awesome team effort with David Proud away in Sydney with Nicole, Bianca and Lachlan for the NSW Open Water as part of the Queensland Team. Chris Nesbit was away in the morning on coaching duties with the senior athletes. This meant a number of swimmers had to step-up without their coach present. The ability of every swimmer to adapt, communicate with the coaches on poolside and to know exactly what they needed to do was very impressive.
Well done to everyone involved. Once again it has been an awesome team effort and another massive move forwards for TSS Aquatic.
Day six saw great backing up after such an amazing night yesterday. The three gold's, two silvers and one bronze continued our superb medal haul and we also had our best ever night of junior finals with four racing, plus a gold medal this morning from the 11-12's.
Gold medals were won by Noah Robinson, picking up his second win in two days in the 12 and under 200m freestyle (2:34.61), Josh Parrish in the 17-18 1500m freestyle (15:58.06) and Laura Taylor in the 15's 200m freestyle (2:04.01).
Swim of the Day and silver medal went to Shiraz Mulholland in the 16's 100m butterfly with a great second 50, getting her head down into the finish, smashing her best time (1:01.90).
Kiah Melverton claimed TSS Aquatic's second silver in the 800m freestyle in the 17-18 age group in a time of 8:47.90. Our only bronze went to Stuart Murray in the 1500m freestyle with a 16:25.27.
Well done once again. The professionalism has been great from all athletes and their ability to adapt to any situation was tested tonight when the warm-up pool closed due to bad weather meaning everyone piled into the diving pit. The message to the swimmers was 'make sure you warm-up exactly how you would outside - no excuses'. Watching everyone apply themselves and get the job done was awesome to see.
One more day to go!
Day five saw an incredible day of racing for TSS Aquatic with a new 'best ever day' in timely fashion as we hit the second half of the meet.
The message in the morning from all the coaches was that now we are in into the second half the warm-ups need to be better than ever, the concentration needed to be better than ever the effort in every race needed to be better than ever! The way all the swimmers stepped up and applied themselves was awesome to see.
TSS Aquatic came away with 13 medals out of 24 finals which included five gold, three silver and five bronze.
Swim of the Day has been one of the hardest to pick with so many highlights but the unanimous decision goes to Koen Overton for an outstanding gold medal finish to the night in the 14's 100m breaststroke (1:09.25). Koen's improvement from a personal best swim in the morning to then apply a new the race strategy in the final was superb, coming from fourth at the 50m point, swimming over everyone in the final 10 metres of the race.
Other gold medals went to Noah Robinson with his first win in the 11-12's 400m freestyle (5:26.99), Alice Stuart and Dom Richardson in the 17-18 100m butterfly (1:01.94 & 54.98) and Sean Arthur in the 13's 200m butterfly (2:13.16).
Silvers went to David Morgan in the opens 50m freestyle (23.16), Kalani Skipps in the 12's 200m butterfly (2:25.39) and Charlotte Mitchell in the 13's 200m butterfly (2:17.66).
Bronze medals went to Alex Press in the opens 50m freestyle (23.30), Kiah Melverton in the 17-18 200m individual medley (2:21.18), Cameron Usher in the 16's 200m freestyle (1:55.31), Max Osborn in the 14's 400m freestyle (4:11.95) and Charlotte Mitchell in the 13's 100m freestyle (59.02).
A special mention has to go Kai Edwards for the best ever 'none swim'. Coming in as a reserve for the 200m breaststroke didn't stop Kai preparing as if he was going to race. His upbeat attitude around the poolside was great to see and defiantly had a positive effect on all the other swimmers competing. Well done Kai.
TSS Aquatic has now equalled our gold medal count from last year with two more days to go!
Day four carried on where we left off yesterday with more medals and many more finals. Two gold's, four silvers and two bronze medals were the result of 25 finals - making it 77 finals in total, 13 gold, 9 silver and 11 bronze. Compared to last year's overall total of: 18 gold, 15 silver and 20 bronze from 112 finals TSS Aquatic are competing superbly and we still have three more days to go!
Swim of the Day goes to David Morgan who had a cracking 200m butterfly, winning his first individual open gold medal in a time of 1:58.80. David has backed up really well after his first senior international meet only two weeks ago at the Short Course World Championships!
Charlotte Mitchell claimed her second gold of the meet in the 800m freestyle timed final (9:08.60).
Silver medals were won by Adam Mallet in the open 200m butterfly (1:59.36), Laura Taylor in the 400m freestyle (4:22.36) and Kiah Melverton won two silvers in the 200m freestyle and the 200m breaststroke (2:04.31 & 2:34.79).
A superb open bronze medal was won by Alice Stuart in the 200m butterfly (2:14.13) and Sean Arthur won his fourth medal of the meet in the 800m freestyle in a time of 9:09.23.
One of the major focuses for every swimmer making finals has been to go quicker in the evening swim. This week has been as good as any meet previously with a huge percentage of the athletes stepping-up and getting the job done. The last 50 metres of so many finals has seen TSS Aquatic swimmers driving themselves to the wall with determination and desire to find that extra 0.5 of a second. This is taught in the training pool and it has been great to see so many swimmers apply themselves under pressure. Well done to everyone so far!
Another awesome night of finals for TSS Aquatic with two more gold medals, one silver and three bronze medals. TSS Aquatic has had two nights in a row of 26 finals and the step-up from the heats has been awesome.
Swim of the Day and a gold medal goes to Max Statham with a four second drop and first ever State medal in the 400m freestyle (4:02.92). Max has had so many fourths in the past four years so to get on top was awesome to see.
Laura Taylor claimed the second gold of the night in the 200m butterfly (2:16.49) winning only 30 minutes after an outstanding 100m freestyle best time.
Max Osborn won a silver medal in the 1500m freestyle (16:38.79) and bronze medals were won by Sean Arthur in the 200m individual medley and 100m butterfly (2:20.34 & 1:01.85) and Josh Tierney in the open 100m breaststroke (1:03.30).
After our best ever day of relays yesterday TSS Aquatic backed-up with a smashing first day of the individuals with another 'best ever day' - five gold medals, three silvers and five bronze medals!
Laura Taylor kicked off with an 8:52.95 winning time in the 800m freestyle. Sean Arthur and Charlotte Mitchell both won the 13's 200m freestyle (2:01.34, 2:05.10), Cameron Usher won the 200m butterfly (2:06.82) and Kiah Melverton won the 400m freestyle (4:17.17).
Swim of the Day goes to Josh Tierney in the Open's 200m breaststroke. After a number of major injuries over the past year he came back with a bang claiming a silver medal with a 2:14.88.
Other silver medals went to Mitch Simmons (2:08.81) in the 200m butterfly and Josh Parrish in the 400m freestyle (4:00.91).
Bronze medals were won by David Morgan in the open 100m butterfly (53.48), Elly Wikarie in the 800m freestyle (9:11.11) and 400m individual medley thirds from Kiah Melverton, Kai Edwards, and Stuart Murray (4:53.24, 4:38.31, 4:37.80).
TSS Aquatic had an awesome start to the 2014 Queensland State Championships with our best ever day of relays. With four Gold Medals, a Silver and a Bronze we finished ahead of last year's total.
Swim of the Day goes to our first ever state open gold medal with the open mens 4x100m medley relay. Jake Kersten (59.43), Josh Tierney (1:02.67), David Morgan (52.84) and Alex Press (50.83) finished with a 3:45.77 winning time.
Other gold's came from the boys 11-12's, winning both the medley and freestyle relays. Kalani Skipps (31.79), Harrison Kennedy (36.44), William Taylor (31.81) and Ryan King (29.20) won the medley. Kalani Skipps (28.46), Ryan King (30.00), William Taylor (29.81) and Harrison Kennedy (28.86) won the freestyle.
The boys 13-14's won the medley relay with Braydon Laviolette (31.36), Koen Overton (32.65), Sean Arthur (27.47) and Max Osborn (25.80) finishing on top.
The 15-16's boys claimed minor medals with a silver in the medley and a bronze in the freestyle.
To add to the medal haul Harrison Kennedy and Kalani Skipps both won gold and silver in the regional relays and Rhys Smith claimed bronze in the freestyle.
Great start, looking forward to the individual events the start tomorrow.
Liam du Feu