TSS Aquatic is the leading age group swimming club in Australia. Operating out of The Southport School, our club comprises of approximately 250 members from both the TSS cohort and wider Gold Coast community.
TSS Aquatic caters for a wide variety of swimmers, both boys and girls from learn to swim through to an elite level. Our highly trained swimming coaches and superb swimmer to coach ratios allows every swimmer to reach their full potential and realise their dreams.
Australia Day, the perfect day for the National Open Water Championships.
TSS Aquatic’s Open Water platoon landed at Brighton Beach, ready for battle.
First to fire up was Kai Edwards and Lachie Colquhoun in the Men's Open 10km. Kai and Lachie battled each other the entire 1hr and 53 minutes finishing 4th and 5th with only 0.05s between them!
The TSS girls raised the bar and claimed our first two medals of the meet. Madi Armstrong in the 18 years 10km (Silver) and Bianca Crisp in the 19 years 10km (Silver).
Day One finished with a Silver lining as James Otley-Doe, won Silver in the 17 years Boys 7.5km. James was involved in an extremely competitive finish, highlighting how important nailing the finishes are, even after a 90-minute event every 1% counts.
On Day Two Madi Armstrong added to her medal collection with Gold in the 17-19 years 5km. Madi made a brave move at halfway to pull away from the field and cross the line first.
The last event of the Championships on Day Three was the mixed 4x1.25km relay. Lachie, Alessandra, Madi and Kai teamed up in what was possibly the most exciting race of the competition. With all the teams placing boys and girls in different orders, the leads changes hands several times and made for a nail biting final stretch. Lachie led and placed us in the front pack, Alessandra took over and kept with the boys, Madi stormed through the 3rd leg, taking the Team from 4th to 2nd and Kai closed the gap to the leader and secured another Silver medal.
Wow what a week at TSS…
We have seen swimmers race at Helensvale, at Southport, be introduced to racing at TSS with the Junior Dolphins, seen one of our former coaches get married.... and even fitted in some training!!
Thought for the week:
“Always stay positive. Even impossible spells I’m possible.” Unknown
No explanation needed with this one…a positive mindset makes all the difference. The coaches know you can do it, we believe in you…believe in yourself.
Massive pat on the back and huge thanks to Mel, Ben and Adam for coaching the whole programme across two meets last weekend. Fantastic effort – thanks for supporting the whole team.
TSS Aquatic Beach/Park day Saturday 2nd December:
Following training on Saturday 2nd December we will be heading down to Main Beach to have some fun in the park. Please come and join us! We will base ourselves at Hollindale Park from 10:30 onwards.
Save the date:
Friday 1st December, Club Night. Crocodile parents to assist please. Please contact Mel if you are available to help.