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Swimmers triumph at state finals

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Backstroker Tiggi Groves in action.

The Ocean Shores Aquatics swim team competed in a range of state champion-ships in Sydney and achieved ‘flawless and breathtaking’ results according to coach Adrian Filipic.

‘Out of the 64 events swum by our state swimmers including relays, an 80 per cent success rate of personal best times were achieved,’ he said.

‘Swimmers had to be treated for an outbreak of finals fever’.


Phoebe Pockley (9), third place in North Coast Independent Schools – butterfly.

Tiggi Groves (10), eighth in Primary Schools Sports Association – backstroke. 

Zara Morris (12), sixth in Combined High Schools – 200m freestyle.

Miloš Safranek (13), third 100m fly, fifth 200 Im, fifth 100m breast (NCIS age-related finals).

Meg Porter (15), 10th place 50m freestyle (CHS).

Thomas Cheek (13), 10th 100m freestyle (CHS).

Sashi Wills (15), ninth 200m free, 9th 100m b/k, 10th 50m b/k NSW Combined Catholic Schools

Grace Farrell, Katie Russo and Maddison Oliss in the Ocean Shores 4x50Junior Girls Relay, – personal best improvement.


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