By Benjamin Tuxford | Director of Swimming
Trinity Grammar School was very well represented at the recent Australian Age Swimming Championships in Brisbane, with a total of 25 students competing across the six days of competition and winning eight medals (four Gold, three Silver and one Bronze), as well as 16 finalist ribbons.
Trinity finished in 12th position on the club point score nationwide, narrowly missing out on finishing inside the top 10.
Daniel Seo was one of our stand-out swimmers for the meet. In his first national championships, Daniel showed the nation why he is one of Australia’s rising stars. Daniel finished the meet with four medals (three gold and one bronze). He placed first in the 12-13 years 100m Breaststroke, the 200m Breaststroke and the 400m Individual Medley. Daniel also placed third in the 12-13 years 200m Individual medley.
Connor Brackin also had a stellar performance at the national championships, defending his title from the previous year. He placed first in the 14 years 200m Breaststroke with a superb last 50m. He also placed second in the 14 years 100m Breaststroke in a hotly contested race.
Ryan Hansen had to wait until day six of the championships before embarking upon his main event, but this proved to be to his benefit. He showed great underwater skills to place second in the 15 years 100m Butterfly with a huge personal best time.
Adrian Barrett made it a one-two finish for Trinity in the 12-13 years 400m Individual Medley, finishing in second place behind his team mate. He executed his race plan to perfection and utilised his strengths to ensure that he would be within striking distance of a podium finish towards the end of the gruelling event.
Our other finalists included Euan Germanos in the 12-13 years 800m Freestyle and the 400m Individual medley, Andy Lee in the 14 years 100m Breaststroke, Elliott Earnshaw in the 15 years 200m Breaststroke, Alan Paradzik in the 15 years 100m Backstroke and the 200m Backstroke, Andy Pich in the 16 years 200m Breaststroke, Nathan Zhu in the 17-18 years 100m Breaststroke and the 200m Breaststroke.
The Trinity National Swim Team would also like to pay a special thank you to the Headmaster for his support in attending these championships, as his presence and words of encouragement were very inspiring to all.
Trinity Grammar School has been developing boys to grow in mind, body and spirit for over a century, and we know how to tap into a boy’s passions and talents to ensure he reaches his full potential. The unique programme of Sport that we offer is an integral part of School life and a well-rounded education. In addition, Trinity became the first school in Australasia to be accredited as a World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly Education Centre, being one of only nine schools in the world to receive this accreditation.