Singleton’s Elliott Earnshaw earns a spot in NSW State Swimming Team after short course success

6 Sep 2017

Singleton’s Elliott Earnshaw earns a spot in NSW State Swimming Team after short course success

Former member of the Singleton Amateur Swimming Club (SASC) and now Trinity Grammar Student, Elliott Earnshaw (10Sc), cleaned up at the recent state short course meet.

He picked up three gold medals, one silver and three bronze at the 2017 New South Wales (NSW) Speedo 13 Years and Over State Short Course Championships from Friday August 25 to Sunday August 27 at Sydney Olympic Park.

And, on the back these outstanding performances the talented young swimmer has just got some exciting news.

Earnshaw has been selected in the NSW State Swimming Team and will compete later this month at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

His recent success at the short course championships saw him compete in nine events over the three days of competition.

His mother, Karen Earnshaw, says swimming in the 15 years age group he not only picked up a swag of medals but recorded eight personal best times.

“He claimed his second NSW State Champion Title in consecutive years in the 100m breaststroke event and also picked up gold medals in the 200m breaststroke event and the 4x50m medley relay with his team mates from Sydney’s Trinity Grammar,” she says.

“His silver medal came in the 100m butterfly and the three medals came in the 200m Butterfly, 400m individual medley and 4×50, freestyle relay.”

Earnshaw now boards at Trinity Grammar School in Sydney and trains under coach Ben Tuxford.

However, during breaks from school he still trains with the SASC, under squad coach Melisa Geale.

Earnshaw says he would like to thank his family, his coaches and ‘Performance Swimwear’ for their ongoing support.

Meanwhile, another ex-SASC member also performed well at the meet.

14-year-old Joseph Hamson, who now attends Knox Grammar School, won a gold medal in the 4x50m freestyle relay and two silver medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle events.

Published in The Singleton Argus | 5 September 2017

Elliott Earnshaw (10Sc)