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.
TSS Aquatic had 17 swimmers travel up to the Sunshine Coast for the Queensland Open Water Swimming Championships at Lake Kawana on Saturday 25th October.
The amount of swimmers that have increased their aerobic training level through the Winter has been very pleasing for all of the coaching staff and the results of that speak for themselves with some great results. The swimmers who have made improvements here have set themselves up well for big improvements in the pool when it comes round to the Summer meets.
The club came away with a best ever medal haul from the meet with 8 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals from the 2.5km, 5km and 10km events. In 2014 the club won 4 Gold 3 Silver and 6 Bronze so well done to all swimmers that competed, a big move forwards.
Open medals were picked up from Kiah Melverton and Bianca Crisp who won Silver in the Womens 5km and Bronze in the Womens 10km respectively.
Queensland State Age Gold Medallists came from Charlotte Mitchell (13yrs Girls 5km), Nicole Conyngham (14yrs Girls 10km), Bianca Crisp (15yrs Girls 10km), Laura Taylor (15yrs Girls 5km), Kiah Melverton (17-18yrs Girls 5km), Max Osborn (14yrs Boys 5km), Lachlan Colquhoun (17-18 Boys 5&10km)
Kai Edwards also claimed the Silver medal in the 16yrs Boys 5km, Nicole Conyngham, Bianca Crisp and Alessandra Colombini won Silvers in the 5km 14, 15 & 17-18yrs Girls and Jack Brinsmead won a Bronze in the 13yrs Boys 2.5km
On Sunday 26th October TSS Aquatic had a number of swimmers back up from Saturdays racing and swim in the Burleigh Ocean Swim.
Kiah Melverton won the Elite 1km race and the “Dash for Cash” to cap off a good weekend of racing for the TSS Aquatic swimmer
Alice Stuart won the 17-19 yrs Age Group 2km race. There were a number of TSS Aquatic junior swimmers who competed at this race so well done to all that raced at the event. Well done to Zak Howard, Katya Ewing and also to our Hammerhead Sharks that raced, Ryven Ewing, Will Taylor, Bailey Campbell and Murray and Louise Foster. OWS Results
Summer is here, therefore it is appropriate for this Coaches Forum to talk about probably the most important swimmer management topic for the summer months - HYDRATION!!!
It is vital that all swimmers hydrate properly during every swimming session. I know that if we can all improve on the amount we are drinking during training and throughout the day this will directly affect
our performances at training.
Hydration is also vital on race day. I say to the swimmers that your drink bottle is your 'best friend' at swim meets; you do not go anywhere without it!
The target for the squad swimmers who train for 2 hours+ morning and night is to drink 2 litres of fluid in every session. If you cannot get through 2 litres per session then, like anything you can teach you body to take in this amount of fluid through small sips at every rest interval. Swimmers often come back with the response "I feel sick if I drink too much during the session" and the response is that you can increase your fluid intake gradually with constant sipping, not gulping the fluid down! It might mean drink 1 litre for a period and then slowly increase to 1.5 litres… I suggest to the swimmers that if they are drinking 2 litres per session they should drink 1 litre of water and 1 litre of something else, be it Gatorade or cordial.
Liam du Feu