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Somerset Swims to the Games

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Week 7, Term One, 2018

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Two Somerset Swim Club members have successfully swum their way onto the 2018 Australian Commonwealth Games Team. James Roberts and Ben Treffers joined several other swimmers to represent the Club at trials last month.

The Australian Swimming Championships (Commonwealth Games Trials) were held at Southport Pool from Wednesday 28 February to Saturday 3 March. Eight athletes represented the Somerset Swim Club, including past student CJ Licuanan and current student Jorja Otto (one of the youngest at the event).

The four day event saw Somerset swimmers perform extremely well. I am very delighted to announce that both James Roberts and Ben Treffers were selected onto the Australian Commonwealth Games Team. James won the 50m freestyle beating a star studded field to win his first National Crown as well as placing fifth in the 100m freestyle and will be a part of the 4x100m freestyle relay team. Ben placed third in the 100m backstroke as well as second in the 50m backstroke, an event he will now get to defend his Commonwealth Title at next month’s Games.

Congratulations to those who competed at this elite competition and for coach Ash Callus for preparing and guiding the swimmers through the event.

We wish both Ben and James the best of luck next month and will be watching closely – some from in the grandstands.

Happy Swimming!

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