Nathan Ward in Year 11 at Mackillop Catholic College Warnervale was selected as one of two Vice Captains for the NSW All Schools Swimming Team and won two gold medals in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke, silver in the 50m Medley Relay and bronze in the 50m Freestyle Relay. He also broke the Tasmanian All-Comers record in the 50m Breaststroke.
Joshua Kerr from Maria Regina Catholic School Avalon also had a very successful competition, winning three gold medals in the 50m Breaststroke, the 100m Breaststroke and the Boys Medley Relay. Joshua then went to Adelaide to compete in the National Pool Rescue Championships, where he won a Silver and three Bronze medals representing Newport Surf Lifesaving Club.
Brendan Holden from St Gerard’s Catholic School Carlingford, who won his first NSW Championship title when he was just eight years old, won three silver medals in Hobart in the 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke and Boy Medley Relay for his age group. Brendan also holds the Broken Bay Diocese records for the 10 Years 50m Backstroke and 11 Years 50m Backstroke.
Nathan Thomas from Our Lady Help of Christians Epping also had a successful competition, winning three bronze medals in Hobart in the 50m Backstroke and the Medley and Freestyle Relays for his age group. This was an especially impressive achievement as he was the youngest member of the NSW team to compete.