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 allow every swimmer to reach their full potential and realise their dreams.
Sleep and nutrition are critical factors if you want to recover from high intensity training and competition. One of the markers I ask Great White Sharks swimmers to record each day in their training log sheets is the amount of sleep they have. The aim is to have a minimum of 60 hours sleep each week which should be recorded over seven days. Ideally, you should try and get at least 8 hours sleep each evening then have a mega sleep on a Sunday evening and a mid-week evening. The mega sleep should be 9 - 10 hours, as I said on a Sunday evening which will have you start the week off well and then say a Wednesday evening which is half way through the training week. On occasion it may be necessary to increase this during heavy training periods and especially during periods where you may be experiencing growth spurts. I have found that the best form of recovery is sleep!
One of the big mistakes often made by swimmers is altering their sleep pattern over the weekend. Often swimmers will go to bed late on a Saturday evening and then sleep later into the morning. The problem this creates is that your body reacts very much in the same way as it does when you experience jet lag. Basically you put everything out of sync! Hence this is why you can feel even more exhausted when you eventually wake and start the day. You have the problem of getting back into the sleep routine for Monday morning. Quite frequently swimmers say to me they feel awful on a Monday morning. In my experience this is due to altering the body clock on the weekend and also being totally inactive during the weekend.
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The 2013-2014 swimming season continued to see the growth and development of TSS Aquatic, recent achievements include: First place at The Australian National Age Championships and at the Queensland Championships and ninth at the Australian National Open Championships.
TSS Aquatic Swimmers currently hold seven National Age Titles. TSS Aquatic recently achieved its first Open National Gold medal when Kelly Marquenie, Mel Garibaldi, Celine Garibaldi and Kiah Melverton won the Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay.
Throughout the season TSS Aquatic Coaches and Swimmers have been selected for various teams and squads to compete locally, interstate and internationally:
Coach - 2014 Junior Pan Pacs – Maui Hawaii - Chris Nesbit
Coach – 2013 Swimming Australia National Youth Camp - David Proud
Coach – 2013 Swimming Queensland Short Course State Team -David Proud
2014 Australian National Age Title Holder
Grayson Bell, Lachlan Colquhoun, Josh Parrish, Dominic Richardson, Laura Taylor,
Cameron Usher, Elly Wikaire
2014 Youth Olympic Games – Nanjing China
2014 Junior Pan Pacs – Maui Hawaii
Lachlan Colquhoun, Josh Parrish, Dominic Richardson
2014 Oceania Championships – Auckland New Zealand
Grayson Bell, Josh Parrish, Dominic Richardson
2013 Swimming Qld Short Course State Team - Canberra
Grayson Bell, Dominic Richardson, Mitchell Simmons,
Cameron Usher, Elly Wikaire
2013 Swimming Australia National Youth Camp - AIS Canberra
Lachlan Colquhoun, Celine Garibaldi, Dominic Richardson,
Laura Taylor, Cameron Usher
2014 Queensland Primary/ Secondary State School Team
Liam Claverie, Noah Robinson, Mitchell Simmons,
Kalani Skipps, Shiraz Mulholland
2014 Swimming Queensland Talent Development Camp
Grayson Bell, Lachlan Colquhoun, Bailey Lawson, Kiah Melverton,
Stuart Murray, Joshua Parrish, Dominic Richardson, Max Statham,
Alice Stuart, Laura Taylor, Tatjana Veeser, Elly Wikaire, Cameron Usher
Coach: David Proud
2014 South Coast Primary School Team
Liam Claverie, Riley Collier, Skye Doran, Gazelem Pauga , Noah Robinson,
Kalani Skipps, Andrew Woo
2013 Swimming Gold Coast State Relay Team
Camille Barakat, Chantelle Buncombe, Chase Laviolette,
Gazelem Pauga, Kalani Skipps,
The accomplishments of our swimmers and TSS Aquatic as a whole, reflects our highly skilled and dedicated Coaches Chris Nesbit, Liam du Feu, David Proud, David Thomas, Mel Goulding and Mandy Morgan who have guided and assisted TSS Aquatic swimmers throughout the season laying the foundation for hard work, success and perseverance.
Congratulations to all members and well done on your achievements!