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Grammar swimming sensations rack up ten medals at nationals

Date: August 8, 2018    Posted by: Megan Meineke

Sunshine Coast Grammar Swimming has achieved tremendous success in its first season with 3 of its top swimmers taking home ten medals between them at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships in Hobart this week.

The team from Grammar, under the direction of Head Coach and Grammar Aquatic Centre Manager, Luke Stafford included Lucy Dring, Troy Carlson and Liam Cuthbertson.

Troy competed in the 50m Butterfly, 200m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle and relays taking home six gold and two bronze medals.  While Lucy compete in the 400m Individual Medley and relay securing two silver medals.

Both Troy and Lucy also competed in the Australian Age Championships in Sydney earlier in the year with both swimmers posting numerous personal best times and Troy winning silver in the 200m Butterfly.

Sunshine Coast Grammar School Aquatic Centre Manager and Head Swim Coach Luke Stafford has been working tirelessly with the various swim squads over the past 6 months and is incredibly proud of these swimmers on their achievements to date.

“These young swimmers have really risen to the challenge and were prepared to do the work in the lead up to selection, which has really paid off for them,” said Mr Stafford.

“It has been a great experience for our swimmers to travel to Tasmania and compete against the best young swimming talent in Australia and incredible to see them achieve personal best times and win a few medals.”

“It was certainly a great opportunity for them to really prove themselves in the pool and grow from the experience.”

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