The Queensland Schools Swimming Championships for both Junior and Senior School students was held in Brisbane at the end of the Term One. The is a week long event beginning with Junior School events and then followed later in the week by the Senior School Athletes.

There were many Somerset College students as well as swimmers from the Somerset Swim Club selected from the South Coast Regional Swimming Trials to compete at the State Championships. Across the week, there were some impressive results from many swimmers.

State Champions
  • Kyla Brown (17 Years) - 1st 50m Breaststroke, 1st 100m Breaststroke, 2nd 200m Breaststroke, 4th 13-19 200m Medley relay
  • Makyra Melo (11 Years) - 7th 200 IM, 2nd 100m Freestyle, 3rd 50m Butterfly, 1st 50m Breaststroke, 5th 100m Butterfly, 2nd 50m Freestyle
  • Bessie Dear (16 Years) - 1st 13-16 years Freestyle relay, 1st 13-16 years Medley relay, 5th 50m Backstroke, 2nd 50m Breaststroke
  • Leny Grigor (14 Years) – 1st 200m Butterfly, 2nd 400m IM, 2nd 200m IM, 2nd 13-14 200m Medley relay, 2nd 13-14 200m Freestyle relay, 6th 50m Butterfly, 10th 50m Freestyle
  • Matilda Grimson (14 Years) – 1st 100m Backstroke, 1st 200m Backstroke, 4th 50m Backstroke
  • Holly Hembling (16 Years) – 1st 50m Breaststroke
  • Sasha Henrison (16 Years) – 1st 100m Breaststroke, 1st 15-16 years 200m medley relay, 1st 15-16 years 200m Freestyle relay, 2nd 50m Freestyle, 4th 100m Freestyle
  • Zahri Jarett (14 Years) – 1st 200m Freestyle, 1st 400m Freestyle, 1st 100m Freestyle, 1st 13-14 200m Freestyle relay, 3rd 50m Freestyle
  • Summer Johnston (13 Years) – 1st 50m Freestyle, 2nd 100m Backstroke, 5th 100m Freestyle, 6th 50m Butterfly, 2nd 13-14 200m Freestyle relay, 1st 13-14 200m Medley relay4th 50m Backstroke
  • Jessica Melo (14 Years) – 1st 50m Backstroke, 1st 13-14 200m Medley relay, 1st 200m 13-14 Freestyle relay, 5th 50m Freestyle, 7th 200m Freestyle, 8th 50m Butterfly, 3rd 100m Backstroke, 4th 100m Freestyle
  • Olympia Pope (15 Years) – 1st 100m Breaststroke (Qld State record), 1st 13-15 200m medley relay, 1st 50m Breaststroke, 1st 200m IM, 1st 200m Breaststroke (QLD State record)
  • Chelsea Strachan (13 Years) – 1st 200m Breaststroke, 2nd 100m Breaststroke, 4th 50m Breaststroke
  • Lacey Strachan (14 Years) – 1st 100m Breaststroke (Qld State record), 1st 50m Breaststroke (Qld State record), 1st 200m Breaststroke, 2nd 200m IM, 1st 13-14 200m medley relay
  • Cohen Tarrant (13 Years) – 1st 100m Breaststroke, 1st 50m Breaststroke, 1st 200m Breaststroke, 1st 13-14 200m medley relay
  • Max Truman (13 Years) – 1st 200m Backstroke, 1st 13-14 200m Medley relay, 3rd 200m Freestyle, 5th 50m Backstroke, 6th 100m Butterfly, 2nd 400m Freestyle 4th 100m Backstroke
State Medallists
  • Meggie De Chhimba (10 Years) - 3rd 100m Breaststroke, 4th 50m Breaststroke
  • Annabelle Aulert (15 Years) – 3rd 200m Butterfly, 4th 100m Butterfly, 10th 50m Backstroke, 2nd 13-15 200m Freestyle relay, 5th 50m Butterfly
  • Danny Baxter (13 Years) – 9th 50m Butterfly, 4th 100 Butterfly, 2nd 200m butterfly, 2nd 400m IM
  • Cady Daniels (16 Years) – 3rd 200m Butterfly
  • Charlotte Gavenlock 14 years – 3rd 50m Backstroke, 2nd 200m Backstroke, 2nd 100m Backstroke
  • Isabelle Sly (16 Years) – 2nd 200m Butterfly, 6th 100m Butterfly
State Finalists
  • Knox Anderson (11 Years)
  • Levi Anderson (12 Years)
  • Leo Herbst (11 Years)
  • Elanor McGrath (12 Years)
  • Kasia Pitura (12 Years)
  • Tori Strachan (10 Years)
  • Joshua Cimini (17 Years)
  • Zarah Farrington (14 Years)
  • Ciara Fay (17 Years)
  • Amelia Hart (13 Years)
  • Martin Hembling (14 Years)
  • Charlie Henrison (13 Years)
  • Skye Laube (17 Years)
  • Aveline Rounsley (17 Years)
  • Tristan Song (18 Years)
State Competitors
  • Isla Booth (11 Years)
  • Lachlan Talbot (11 Years)
  • Noah Campbell (10 Years)
  • Mia Drury (11 Years)
  • Domonic Fletcher (12 Years)
  • Keanu Schaffer (14 Years)

From these very impressive results, a number of the students have been selected to represent Queensland at the National Championships to be held in Sydney in August this year. The final makeup of the Team is still to be published, while many automatic selections have been made. 

Well done to all on your results!

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