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.
A big day for Team TSS at the Sydney Aquatic Centre. Repeatedly competing at a high standard over the course of a the week is very demanding and requires a great deal of discipline and mental fortitude. TSS places great emphasis on developing the skills needed to thrive in such challenging situations. Learning to own and then control the process provides structure and building resilience then ensures the athletes have the belief to execute best performance.
Max Osborn claimed Silver in the Boys 17/18yrs 1500m Freestyle (15.28.60). Annihilating his previous best time by a huge eleven seconds, Max showed grit and determination to swim to a strong second place in the most gruelling event on the programme. This huge improvement wins today's Swim of the Day and is a reflection of the hard work that goes into competing and training for a 1500m. Australia has a rich and deep history of quality distance swimming and TSS is continuing that tradition.
Maddy Gough went one better and took Gold in the Girls 17/18yrs 800m Freestyle (8.38.83). A dominating performance saw Maddy lead from start to finish and cement TSS reputation for enjoying the distance events.
Flynn McGregor won his second Gold of the competition in the Boys 13yrs 100m Breaststroke (1.08.25). After a disappointing start to the evening, Flynn bounced back with aplomb, keeping calm and focused to execute his race plan perfectly and destroy the field.
Lets behind the Team for Day Six...go TSS!
The TSS Swimming contingent continued to excel on Day Four of the Championships. Competing with the best in the country, Team TSS further elevated their high standards; swimming faster in finals, winning medals and stepping up in relays.
Flynn McGregor showed great resilience to claim Bronze in two Boys 13yrs events. Starting the night with a bold third place in TSS' pet event the 200m Butterfly (2.13.25). Flynn was positive and attacked the race in the right place for a hard fought fourth medal of the meet. He had to dig deep for Bronze in 100m Freestyle (54.83) only sixty minutes later. Only two swimmers competed in both finals and Flynn showed his positive attitude and competitive nature to take Bronze in both.
The quartet of Laura Taylor (2.01.04), Tahlia Dilkes (2.07.95), Charlotte Mitchell (2.07.61) and Maddy Gough (2.02.04) secured their place as the best Female relay team at the meet. Adding 4 x 200m Freestyle Silver (8.18.64) to the Gold from Day Two's 4 x 100m. An impressive collective performance ensures they are the only Team to win a medal in both Freestyle relays. Stepping up and competing at the end of the evening programme on the fourth day of competition takes great belief and mental fortitude. Awesome job girls, Team TSS is very proud of you.
Laura Taylor won her first individual Gold of the Championships in the Girls 17/18yrs 100m Butterfly (1.00.18). A very demanding three weeks has seen Laura claim medals at the Commonwealth Games, Australian National Surf Titles (Aussies) and now the National Age Swimming Championships. A truly fearsome and fearless competitor, Laura has repeated excellent performance after excellent performance after excellent performance and is the winner of today's Swim of the Day.
She competed at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on the 9th April, winning a Silver medal in the 200m Butterfly (on her very first Senior National team). The following week she claimed two wins in the togs of Northcliffe Surf Club in Perth at the Surf National Titles and is finishing the period competing back in the pool with TSS in Sydney.
Day Five looks set to be action packed and Team TSS are ready for another big one...lets go TSS!
TSS continued to set high standards in the pool on the third day of competition. Leading the team from the front, Commonwealth Games medalist (200m Butterfly) Laura Taylor showed her competitive spirit encompasses multiple strokes to win Silver in the Girls 17-18yrs 200m Freestyle in 1.59.56.
Max Osborn went one better to win the Boys 800m Freestlye (8.08.77) and was joined at the top of the tree by teammate Maddy Gough in the Girls 1500m Freestyle. Maddy lead the race from start to finish, touching first in 16.19.45. The 800m Freestyle for Boys and 1500m Freestyle for Girls have been added to the Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020 and this was the first time they were contested at a National Age Championships. Leading the way in both new distances, Team TSS showed once again that we are innovative, keen for new challenges and have an adaptable programme developing athletes for all events.
Maddy Gough wins Day Three's Swim of the Day. Maddy destroyed the field in the 1500m, taking an early lead in the race, swimming away from the pack and having to focus on competing on her own for more than half the race. This makes Maddy the fastest in Australia this year and the 11th fastest in the World. A World Class swim at an Age Group Championships.
Get ready for Day Four Team TSS are coming...
TSS awesome foursome of Laura Taylor, Maddy Gough, Charlotte Mitchell and Tahlia Dilkes are today's swim of the day, sweeping aside the competition to win the Girls 18yrs and under 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay (3.49.77). The Golden Girls came together to claim Team TSS' first Female Age Group Sprint Relay medal. The girls from TSS followed the Australian tradition of stepping up in relay events. All four girls swam strong, aggressive legs, attacking the opposition and showing that a team is a group of motivated and aggressive athletes forming one unit that is stronger than the sum of its parts. The relays are the last events of the night and the swimmers have to be at their best late at night - it is a great challenge to learn how to get the best out of themselves. Furthermore, all the girls have big programmes, racing multiples times throughout the week and multiples times today. A fantastic lesson in resilience and brilliant preparation for the demanding world of Senior swimming.
The girls times were as follows:
Laura Taylor (56.42) Maddie Gough (57.76) Charlotte Mitchell (58.51) and Tahlia Dilkes (57.08)
Flynn McGregor won his third medal of the meet, swimming to Silver in the Boys 13yrs 200 Individual Medley. A strong finish saw Flynn touch second in a new best time of 2.14.74.
Ready for Day Three...lets go TSS.
Day One of the National Age Swimming Championships is always a very exciting occasion with both swimmers and coaches buzzing around poolside eager to start racing. It can be challenging to maintain focus and manage emotions but it is in precisely these situations that TSS Swimming's methodical and systematic approach pays dividends. Helping young swimmers learn to follow and trust in a process, allows them to take control of the moment regardless of the environment. Dealing with delays and equipment breaking and still delivering quality performances is easily possible for the autonomous athlete.
Swim of the Day goes to Flynn McGregor who struck Gold in the Boys 13yrs 200m Breaststroke (2.28.92). Cool, calm and collected under pressure, Flynn executed his race plan perfectly, taking Gold on the very last stroke. A feat even more impressive, coming only 45 minutes after claiming his first National medal in the 200m Freestyle (Bronze 2.01.59). Starting the Championships with a challenging double day, Flynn has embraced the TSS philosophy of learning to race, under pressure, multiple times. To be successful, the athletes need to learn to manage themselves and show resilience to get the best out of themselves and the situation.
Maddy Gough claimed TSS' second Gold of the day, winning the Girls 17/18yrs 400m Freestyle taking control of the race after the first 50m, Maddy dominated the field, storming home in 4.11.86. Teammate Laura Taylor took Silver (4.14.60) in the same race ensuring a TSS double on the podium.
Cant wait for Day Two...
Australia Day, the perfect day for the National Open Water Championships.
TSS Aquatic’s Open Water platoon landed at Brighton Beach, ready for battle.
First to fire up was Kai Edwards and Lachie Colquhoun in the Men's Open 10km. Kai and Lachie battled each other the entire 1hr and 53 minutes finishing 4th and 5th with only 0.05s between them!
The TSS girls raised the bar and claimed our first two medals of the meet. Madi Armstrong in the 18 years 10km (Silver) and Bianca Crisp in the 19 years 10km (Silver).
Day One finished with a Silver lining as James Otley-Doe, won Silver in the 17 years Boys 7.5km. James was involved in an extremely competitive finish, highlighting how important nailing the finishes are, even after a 90-minute event every 1% counts.
On Day Two Madi Armstrong added to her medal collection with Gold in the 17-19 years 5km. Madi made a brave move at halfway to pull away from the field and cross the line first.
The last event of the Championships on Day Three was the mixed 4x1.25km relay. Lachie, Alessandra, Madi and Kai teamed up in what was possibly the most exciting race of the competition. With all the teams placing boys and girls in different orders, the leads changes hands several times and made for a nail biting final stretch. Lachie led and placed us in the front pack, Alessandra took over and kept with the boys, Madi stormed through the 3rd leg, taking the Team from 4th to 2nd and Kai closed the gap to the leader and secured another Silver medal.