The Somerset Swim Club had four individual swimmers and two relays swim at the recent National Short Course Championships in Brisbane over the first week of November. This is a big step forward for the Club, having elite athletes compete at this level as well as providing depth for relays to compete.
All Somerset Swimmers competed amazingly well and there were two Somerset students who were a part of the relay teams, swimming beyond themselves and proving they are ready for the next level of competition. CJ Licuanan was a part of the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, competing alongside Somerset’s 2016 Olympian James Roberts, Regan Leong and Tommaso D’Orsogna. The men placed second overall across all open level teams which is an outstanding performance. Leon Shirayama stepped in to swim the Breaststroke leg of the Medley Relay in which the team finished a very strong 5th place overall.
Somerset’s Tommaso D’Orsogna placed second in the 100m Freestyle, the 50m and 100m Butterfly events, to be selected on the Australian Team to compete at the World Short Course Championships in Canada in December. Well done to Coach Ash and Coach Graeme for preparing our athletes for this meet, again illustrating that Somerset is on the rise.
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