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Australia’s talent school survives hot and humid Super Sprint weekend
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Triathlon Australia: December 19, 2017Australia’s finest young triathletes battled the searing Gold Coast sun and energy sapping humidity to survive the Super Sprint weekend, the opening round of the 2017-2018 Junior Triathlon Series at Runaway Bay.
 
The four-day race schedule tested the 270 youngsters in the Youth, Junior and Under 23 categories and the small but select band of hard working organisers and Technical Officials were full of praise for the next generation of Australia’s budding triathletes.


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Swimming Australia announce exciting event schedule across Australia
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Swimming Australia: December 18, 2017: Elite swimming will soon be more accessible than ever following the announcement of the 2018 to 2020 event schedule and with successful bids coming from all over Australia more people will get the chance to see the stars of the Australian Dolphins Swim Team and the next generation of swimmers LIVE in their hometowns.


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World record double to Paralympic golden girl Lakeisha Patterson
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Swimming Australia: December 15, 2017: Paralympic golden girl Lakeisha Patterson set the Brisbane Aquatic Centre alight not once but twice last night with two world records at the Queensland Swimming Championships.

 

The 18-year-old from Lawnton set new world marks in both the 100 and 200m freestyle in her S8 category.


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A Breathless in Brisbane Cate Campbell sizzles over the one lap dash in 24.13
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Swimming Australia: December 14, 2017: It was a case of breathless in Brisbane last night for freestyle sprint queen Cate Campbell as she completed her final lap of the Queensland Swimming Championships in a sizzling 24.13 seconds without taking a breath.

 

The 25-year-old dual Olympian and Commonwealth record holder has been working on a “no breath 50m freestyle” for two years and she admits it pushes her outside her comfort zone.


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Mitch Larkin back in the frame with double gold at Queensland Championships
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Swimming Australia: December 13, 2017: Olympic silver medallist Mitch Larkin has put his Commonwealth Games campaign well and truly on track with two impressive swims in the space of 40 minutes at the Queensland Championships at the Sleeman Aquatic Centre tonight.

 

The 24-year-old from St Peters Western opened his night in personal best form, winning the men’s 200m individual medley in his best ever time of 1:58.89 -  a firm indication he will now add the medley to his repertoire for the Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships and Games Trials in February.


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Australia’s top young triathletes chase $10,000 travel and sponsorship support
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Triathlon Australia: December 13, 2017More than 250 of Australia’s most exciting young triathletes will converge onto the Gold Coast this weekend to kick start the 2017-18 Australian Junior Triathlon Series as they vie for $10,000 in travel support and sponsorship.
 
The popular and unique Super Sprint Race Weekend at Runaway Bay, with the support of Gold Coast City Council, has again attracted the cream of emerging athletes from every State of Australia and the ACT as well as visiting athletes from PNG, New Zealand and South Africa.


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Titmus a sign of the times with stunning 4:02.86 Australian record
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Swimming Australia: December 12, 2017: Brisbane schoolgirl Ariarne Titmus, who left Hobart 18 months ago to chase her swimming dreams, has become just the fourth swimmer since the legendary Tracey Wickham to hold the Australian record for 400 metres freestyle.

 

The 17-year-old from St Peters Western, coached by the passionate Dean Boxall, put together the fastest ever 400m freestyle by an Australian at last night’s Queensland State Championships in the same pool that saw Wickham win both the 400 and 800m freestyle at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.


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Swimming Australia appoints Odgers Berndston in search for new CEO
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Swimming Australia: December 8, 2017: Swimming Australia has retained global executive search firm Odgers Berndston to assist in its search for a new CEO.  This follows the resignation of Mark Anderson last month to take up the position of CEO of Collingwood in early March 2018.

Leading the search for Odgers Berndtson will be Rebecca Reed, head of Australian Sports and Entertainment practice at Odgers Berndston.  Rebecca specialises in the appointment of CEOs and senior executives, as well as specialist roles within these industry sectors.


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Olympic golden boys head line Queensland State Championships
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Swimming Australia: December 8, 2017: The start of the week-long Queensland State Swimming Championships this weekend has attracted a “who’s who” of the Australia’s Dolphins swim team – including Rio Olympic golden boys Kyle Chalmers (Marion, SA) and Mack Horton (Melbourne Vicentre, VIC).

Throw in Chandler’s Campbell sisters Cate and Bronte, JamesMagnussen (Ravenswood, NSW), Cam McEvoy (Bond, QLD), Emily Seebohm (Brisbane Grammar, QLD), Emma McKeon (Griffith University, QLD) and Mitch Larkin (St Peters Western, QLD) and the Brisbane Aquatic Centre at Chandler will be dripping with talent.


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