State SC Champs – Coaches Report

State S/C report from Warren –

Well done to all the Devo swimmers on their recent performances at the recent short course state championships!! Pb rate was well over 90% for all the swimmers and  well done to swimmers Aimee Lea and Lewis Downes for taking off a lot of time from very recent races. Congratulations to Lewis Downes and Jessica Claxton for winning gold in their key events, but the star of the group was Jack Wilson winning 4 Gold, 3 Silver (one of which was a 10 year and under event!!!) and 2 bronze medals!!! I look forward to the season ahead with a major step up in performances in the future from the remainder of the team!!!

State S/C report from Tiff –

In the intermediate squad, swimmers PB rate was 90%.
There was a total of 2 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze individual medals.
3 new Arena records were set by Max Bremer (9yo 50Brs and 50 Fs) and Claire Steven-Biggs (200Bk).
Overall I am a proud coach. Swimmers did everything I asked of them and we will need to work on what we spoke about throughout the course of the meet to get them even better. I am looking forward to the summer season and i ask all mums and dads to get the young ones to the pool for every session possible please.

State S/C report from Rod –

Was good to see the swimmers compete at State level after a spending long time away from the pool.  I am meeting with the coaches this week to discuss their thoughts on how the results can improve as the club came 2nd in the overall point score. Results are the key now and the aim should be to win the SWA summer state series.

State S/C report from Carey –

Well done to swimmers that competed at State Short Course.  We had 11 representatives from NDT team achieving above 75% PBs. with many in the top eight. All team members achieved significant PBs. Congratulations to Ben Roberts with 10 PBs from 10 swims.  I am looking forward to the summer LC season with as many team members as possible achieving National Qualifying times. Commitment to the training program, hard work and application of skills at the highest level consistently in training, will help you achieve your goals.

State S/C report from Mikey –

I would like to congratulate team Arena for another fantastic performance over the SC state series. It was great to see the support our athletes showed to one and other and how our parents were so willing to offer their support in any way they could, whether it be timekeeping, running results or cheering loudly in the stands. The national team brought in a total of 23 Gold, 14 Silver and 10 Bronze! A special mention to the individual medal winners Luke Staffe, Jack Retty, Elly Sagar, Candice Wall, Chante Du Randt, Danae Okulizcand Maggie Emmett.  I would also like to make another special mention to Maggie Emmett, Tristan De Villiers,  James Claxton and Jack Retty for gaining a whopping 100% PB rate!! Congratulations guys, an awesome effort. I now encourage all competitive athletes to sit down with your coaches and create a plan that you can commit to in the lead up to summer states. Good luck and I’ll see you on deck.