Our Dream Team of Tom, Jacques, Luke and Jake took flight for Adelaide at the start of the holidays, where they represented Albany Swim Club in not one, but two relay events at the National Championships. They swam against the very best teams in the country and secured their place in the record books:
4 x 50m Medley relay: a PB and 15yrs and under Country All Time (CAT) record of 1:59:95.
4 x 50m Freestyle relay: a PB & CAT record 15 & under (their own), 16 & under (Peel Aquatic 2011) and 17 & under (Mandurah 2003) in a time of 1:44:09
Tom also swam in a massive seven individual events, a remarkable achievement in itself. He did a fantastic job, with 4 PBs and an impressive 5th place in the 100 Backstroke final (59:53), breaking the 1 minute barrier for the first time and securing another CAT record (along with numerous club records).
Congratulations to all four boys and huge thanks to Marshall for the work he did both in preparing the swimmers and supporting them while in Adelaide.