2022 National Age Championships Day 1

A cracking start to this years National Age Championships. TSS had some great swims tonight.
After overcoming some first day nerves, tonight’s big swims were bold and aggressive- just the way we like them!

Bianca Rayward – Gold, 14yrs Girls 1500m Freestyle

Kai Gilbert – Silver, 14yrs Boys 800m Freestyle

MJ Lowe – 5th, 15yrs Boys 800m Freestyle

Matthew Kalogeropoulos – 7th, 14yrs Boys 800m Freestyle

MJ Lowe, Oscar Eddy, Kalani Creech and Kai Gilbert – 8th, Boys 14-15yrs 4 x 50m Medley Relay

Bianca Rayward – 9th, 14yrs Girls 100m Butterfly

Oscar Eddy – 10th, 14yrs Boys 200m Breaststroke


TSS Aquatic National Short Course Report

This weekend saw 12 TSS Aquatic swimmers head to Melbourne for the National Short Course Championships.  The 12 swimmers competing, qualified for 41 finals, converting 28 of these into medals, 11 Golds, 7 Silvers, 10 Bronze.  The consistently successful performances from all the swimmers, (every swimmer competing qualified for a final) meant TSS Aquatic won the top club award for the 2nd year running.

Some individual Highlights from the meet:

  • Josh Parrish (McK, 15) won Gold in the Men’s 1500m Freestyle for the 4th consecutive year.
  • David Morgan won his 6th consecutive Men’s 100m Butterfly title.
  • Grayson Bell (Wal, 16) won a silver medal in the Men’s 50 Freestyle, and was a part of the quartet alongside Zach Maher (Mau, 18), Josh Parrish (McK, 15) and David Morgan to win the Bronze in the 4x100m Freestyle relay.
  • TSS Aquatic had its first 1, 2, 3 at a National competition, with Kiah Melverton, Moesha Johnson and Laura Taylor all on the podium in the Women’s 400m Freestyle.
  • Kiah Melverton won Gold in the 200, 400, 800 and 1500m Freestyle and completed 5200m of racing in 3 days!

Queensland Short Course – Results

Great result for TSS Aquatic at Queensland Short Course – taking away a fantastic haul of 41 medals. Checkout our happy snaps of “Big Ben and little Ben” and “a first State medal”


World Championships & National School Championships Update

Our TSS Australian Dolphins have been busy. From the World Championships in Korea, Kiah,Maddy, Laura and Moesha moved on to the Asian World Cup Tour. All 4 girls swam in Tokyo with Maddy and Laura moving onto the China event before being re-joining Moesha for the final Singapore leg. Click here to follow the results:

It has also been an exciting time for TSS Aquatic in Melbourne at the National School Championships. Angus Ciesolka, Sienna Lea’atoa, Georgia Lea’atoa, Micala Macleod, Taylor Butler and Georgie Roper all competed and came away with an amazing:

  • 3 gold
  • 3 silver
  • 6 bronze

All 17 of their individual swims were in the top ten.


World Championships – Korea

Our TSS Dolphins picked up a couple of medals at the very controversial World Championships in Korea. Cam McEvoy scored a bronze in the 4x100m Freestyle relay and a silver in the mixed 4 x 100m Freestyle relay. Kiah Melverton picked up a Gold in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay. They’re still on the move and are now headed to a training camp in Tokyo.


Wold University Games, Italy – Update

Well done to our amazing swimmers competing in Italy for the World Uni Games. Special mention to Moesha Johnson (Silver in the 1500m), Alice Stuart (Bronze in the Medley relay).

Also, a huge Well Done to Kai  Edwards for a courageous 14th place finish in the 10km at the World Championships. Kai just missed the automatic qualification for the Olympics. This was his first time on the Senior Dolphins Team. He will have another shot at making the 2020 Olympics next year.  He did however just finish 5th in the 25km !!!!! After 5 hours of racing he was only 8 seconds off a medal.


World University Games, Italy. Good Luck!

Good luck to our swimmers; Josh Parrish, McKinley 15 (TSS Old Boy), Grayson Bell , Walker, 16 (TSS Old Boy), Alice Stuart and Moesha Johnson who are competing at the World University Games in Italy which are starting this week.

More great news for TSS Aquatic with David Morgan, Kiah Melverton, Maddy Gough, Cameron MvEvoy, Kai Edwatds, Georgia-Leigh Vele and our High Performance Coach Chris Nesbit selected for the World Championships in South Korea. They are headed there this week via a training camp in Cairns and then Japan. Competition starts on 21 July.


TSS Aquatic Host Bond Uni

The 50M pool was a hive of activity last Saturday when TSS Aquatic played host to  swimmers from Bond University who  joined Liam’s  Squad for an inter club training and racing session. It was a unique training environment which provided some exciting  racing opportunities for swimmers from both Clubs.


New Zealand World Trials Update

The New Zealand World Championship Trials are currently ongoing in Auckland, with Emma Robinson and Phoenix Douglas competing against New Zealands’ best swimmers, to date Emma has placed 1st in the women’s 1500m Freestyle, and Phoenix has placed 3rd in the men’s 800m Freestyle.

TSS Aquatic finished the 2nd half of the World Championship Trials the same way they started. Epitomising the TSS Aquatic mentality of persistence and determination, David Morgan swam a lifetime best time for the first time in 3 years in the men’s 100m butterfly to take joint 1st place. David is one of the most consistent trainers at TSS Aquatic and his desire to improve has been there every day in training, even through the tough personal best drought!
Cameron McEvoy finished 3rd in the men’s 100m Freestyle to secure a spot on the World Championships team in the men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay.

In summary, TSS Aquatic Swimmers finished the World Championship Trials with:

  • 22x Finals (Top-8)
  • 18x Top-5 Results
  • 1x 3rd Placing
  • 6x 2nd Placings
  • 3x 1st Placings


Over the next 6 weeks, 10 TSS Aquatic members will be competing on the international stage at multiple events these include:

4x Swimmers competing at the World University Games, Naples, Italy

  • Josh Parrish, McKinley 15; (400m, 800m, 1500m Free)
  • Grayson Bell, Walker 16; (50m Free, 50m, 100m Breast)
  • Alice Stuart, (100m, 200m Fly)
  • Moesha Johnson, (1500m Free)

6x Swimmers competing at the World Championships, Gwangju, South Korea:

  • Kiah Melverton, (400m, 800m, 1500m Free)
  • David Morgan,(100m, 200m Fly)
  • Kai Edwards, (10km, 25km Open Water)
  • Maddy Gough, (1500m Free)
  • Cameron McEvoy, (50m, 4x100m Free Relay)
  • Georgie-Leigh Vele (PnG) (100m Fly)

1x Coach to the World Championships, Gwangju, South Korea:

  • Chris Nesbit

Number One Club on the Coast!

TSS Aquatic achieved some sensational results at the annual Swimming Gold Coast Awards last Sunday. We had 14 of our amazing Swimmers receive awards and our Club was awarded number one on the Gold Coast in addition to our Coaches taking out first place in the Coaching Award section. Well done team – amazing results!

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