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.