Sunshine Coast club swimmer wins gold at Virtus Oceania Asia Games

Sunshine Coast Grammar Swimming Club athlete, Kael Thompson has won gold and silver medals at the Virtus Oceania Asia Games in Brisbane recently.

Representing Australia for the first time and competing against 24 other countries, Kael won Gold in the 4 x 100m Mixed Medley Relay and Silver in the 4 x 50m Mixed Medley Relay, 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke.

‘I’m so happy with my performance at the Games. We have trained so hard this year and I can’t wait to wear green and gold again,’ said Kael.

Kael and Grammar Coach, Charlie Barry have been preparing for this opportunity throughout the year and competed successfully with Grammar teammates at various meets, including the Australian Championships in Adelaide and the Australian Short Course Championships in Sydney.

‘It was inspiring to see swimmers of all abilities from all over the world compete for the same ultimate goal,’ said Charlie.

‘We are all very proud of Kael’s achievements and can’t wait to continue to support her throughout her career.’

Sunshine Coast Grammar Swimming Club swimmers have represented Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay and Queensland teams and have competed as a Club at major meets throughout the year.

Under the direction of Head Coach, Luke Stafford and his leading coaching team, the Club has performed in the top field and most recently placed fifth at the Queensland Short Course Championships.

‘Our swimmers train very hard and support one another’s goals admirably’, said Luke.

‘Having Kael represent Australia and supported by our Coach Charlie, brings a huge amount of pride to our Club and the Grammar community.’

Grammar Swimming Club is now preparing for the Queensland Championships in December, with over 80 athletes representing Grammar at the week-long event.