Sunshine Coast Grammar School is thrilled to announce that Year 11 student and elite athlete Daisy Quinn, alongside Grammar Swimming Head Coach Luke Stafford, have been selected for Swimming Australia’s Junior Team, competing at the 2024 Open Water Junior Swimming World Championships in Italy in September this year.
Following Daisy’s achievements at the Australian Open Water Championships last month, where she retained the National Title for the 5km and 7.5km for the second consecutive year, Daisy was selected to race in the 7.5km open water event at the World Championships.
Daisy is one of eight emerging junior swimmers selected for the Australian team and will travel to Alghero, Sardinia to compete against more than 200 open-water athletes from 35 countries.
Daisy is an aspiring open water swimmer and has competed for Queensland for the past two years, claiming Gold in the 10km 16-Year Girls Queensland Open Water Championships in October last year.
As the first international event that Daisy will be competing in, she is excited for the opportunity to gain more experience as she heads into preparations for the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane.
“It is such an honour to represent Australia. I’m excited to compete against the best swimmers and improve my racing,” said Daisy.
Following Sunshine Coast Grammar Swimming Club’s successful campaign at the Australian Open Water Championships in Busselton last month, where four athletes claimed three Gold and two Bronze medals, Grammar Swimming Club Head Coach Luke Stafford was also selected as part of the Australian coaching team.
This esteemed coaching position follows a series of remarkable achievements by the Club, with medal-winning performances in regional, state and national championships, and most recently winning the Queensland Open Water Championships in October last year. Luke was also appointed as Head Coach for the 2023 Hancock Prospecting Queensland Open Water Team for the second consecutive year.
Luke and Daisy’s exceptional performances have not gone unnoticed, with the duo invited to attend the prestigious 2023 Australian Flippers Open Water Swimming Development Camp hosted by Swimming Australia in March 2023.
“The opportunity to mentor exceptional talents like Daisy is a great privilege,” said Luke.
“I am proud to wear the green and gold for the first time and excited to see how Daisy and the rest of the Australian Junior Team will stack up on the international stage.”
Sunshine Coast Grammar School is looking forward to following Daisy and Luke’s journey at the World Championships and are excited to see the positive impact they will undoubtedly make in the international arena.