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Jorjo Otto – National Swimming Champion

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Week 2,
Term Four, 2016

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Year 6 Student Jorja Otto has returned from the Australian All Schools Swim Championships with three Gold Medals, two Silver medals and two Bronze medals and was named the 10 to 12 Year Girls Age Champion and Swimmer of the Meet.

These achievements are a fitting way for Jorja to finish off the 2016 Swim season as her last few months as a Junior School Student after a near flawless competition schedule. Jorja this year has proven that there is not a better Junior School Swimmer in Australia. Along with her success at the Australian Championships, in March this year, Jorja broke four records and won seven Gold medals at the Queensland All Schools Championships and again was named Swimmer of the Meet. These are tremendous results for Jorja who seems to be going from strength to strength every time she dives in the pool.

2016 - T4 - W2 - Jorja

Jorja arrived at Somerset College two years ago as a Year 5 student. She has been training under the watchful eye of Ashley Callus with the Somerset Swim Club for three years and has virtually been unbeaten over this duration. Jorja has achieved at APS, Regional, State and National level for two years and has walked away with multiple records, Gold medals, and accolades from some of Australia’s best, whilst maintaining a positive attitude, down-to-earth demeanour and always smiling from ear to ear. To add to Jorja's quiver of achievements, she is the current South Coast Under 11 High Jump Champion; quite a remarkable achievement for someone who will swim 5km before Track training then run down to Spartan Athletic Training so she can practice her jumping here on the Somerset Track with our Spartan squad!

Some of Jorjas achievements include:

2016 Australian All School Titles - Darwin

  • 100m Butterfly - 1st
  • 100m Backstroke - 1st
  • 200m Medley Relay - 1st
  • 50m Backstroke - 2nd
  • 50m Butterfly - 2nd
  • 200m Medley - 3rd
  • 200m Freestyle Relay - 3rd

2015 Pacific School Games - Adelaide

  • 50m Backstroke - 1st
  • 100m Backstroke - 1st
  • 50m Butterfly - 1st
  • 100m Butterfly - 1st
  • 200m Medley - 1st
  • 400m Medley Relay - 2nd

Jorja has now finished her representative swim commitments for 2016 and has her eyes firmly set on 2017. From all of her friends and teachers in the Junior School, we wish Jorja all the very best as she finishes Year 6 this year and moves into the Senior School next year.

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