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Taking it to the Water

ATC students Mitch Densley and Tim Geers achieved QLD selection while leading a strong ATC contingent at the recent Triathlon/ Aquathlon state championships. The championships were held in Hervey Bay in late February with 11 ATC students earning their right to compete at the event. This event brings our triathlon season to a close and doubles as the School Age Champions.

This years triathlon age champions are:

Senior 17-19 years Josh Groenland
Junior 13-14 years Tim Geers
Aquathlon Sebastian McCormack

The triathlon season has been a very successful one with an increasing number of boys getting involved each year. A special thanks to Mr Graham Fidler for his enthusiasm, commitment and coaching of our program. We wish Mitch and Tim good luck at the national titles in early term 2 and look forward to seeing all our triathletes back at training in term 3.

Water Polo
The 2017/18 water polo season saw fantastic growth. It was also a season where matches were tightly contested compared with previous years. Our Under 13 team had the most wins in any of our teams and will be positioned strongly for next season. The Under 15 and 16 teams really stepped up to compete with the best in the competition and have put ATC on the map in the water polo community. Most importantly is a congratulation to each boy who played for ATC this season for being such great team players and such a cohesive group of boys. The training sessions were where the strength in the program was evident. The support and encouragement that was provided by all players to all players was a testament to the type of individuals that played the game. It did not matter whether the boys were experienced or new players as all boys worked incredibly well together making water polo a great experience for all players. Huge thanks must go to Chloe Parer and Liam Johns for their commitment to the coaching of our players. Their leadership and advice are greatly appreciated by all players and parents. Congratulations to Jesse Davies and Tom Kearney who will represent Met West for water polo this weekend at the QLD state championships and Tyler Hoskin who was a shadow player for this event.

QCIS Swimming
ATC combined with Brigidine College successfully defend their QCIS swimming championship in 2018. The meet was held in Toowoomba in early March and was the culmination of a short but intense school swimming season. The season started with the Brother Miller Shield and finished with the strongest four swimmers in each age group representing the college at the QCIS meet. Congratulations go to each boy who made the final team as some of the age groups were very tight when it came to final selection.
We wish good luck to our eight ATC students competing at QLD schools swimming championships next week. It was a very tough process going through district the regional selections to get to this meet and congratulations must also go to all swimmers who competed at each of the levels but did not advance to the state championships.

Term 2 Lesson Bookings
Bookings are now open for Term 2 in the pool. If you would like more information, please contact Merryl Bennett or myself by clicking here to email or click here to book your son a place for Term 2 lessons.

ATC Swimming Age Champions
Nearly 60 swimmers took part in the annual College Swimming Age Championships last Friday night. A thank you to all these swimmers as the event is only successful when supported by a large group of competitors. There were some outstanding performances on the night with many records being broken. I congratulate all the age champions and place getters:

Paul Jones
Aquatics Coordinator
jonesp@atc.qld.edu.au