Brooke & Kobey Make a Splash

Pictured: Kobey & Brooke, with Coach Josh Duyzer.

Pictured: Kobey & Brooke, with Coach Josh Duyzer.

Congratulations to Brooke and Kobey, two of our Squad Swimmers who represented Grace Swimming at the Age Championships in Adelaide last month.

Brooke and Kobey both had a fantastic time at Nationals, and both commented on the amazing experience and exciting atmosphere. Kobey swam PB’s in both of his swims, which is an amazing result. He is aiming to go to Nationals again next year, in the same events as well as hopefully qualifying for some more, such as the 200IM. He is also aiming to qualify for Short Course Nationals in October, and is increasing his training moving in to the new season to reach his goals.

When asked about Nationals, Brooke says "It's harder than I thought. It is hard to make it to Nationals, and it's even harder to swim well there". She looks forward to hopefully qualifying again for next year, and hopes to qualify earlier in the year so she can have more time to prepare in her events. In addition to her 200IM, she would also like to qualify for a 200m or 400m Freestyle this time around. Brooke loved the experience, and said everything was fantastic. She is very proud to have achieved both her goals - making it to Nationals, and becoming Grace Swimming Club Captain.

Brooke and Kobey are the new Grace Swimming Club Captains for this season, and they will be fantastic at guiding the younger kids. Brooke is so excited to inspire the younger swimmers to get in to high level competitive swimming, and to encourage them through their swimming journeys. Brooke and Kobey, in addition to our two new Club Captains, picked up some other awards at the Grace Swimming Trophy Night at the end of the Club Night Season. Brooke received BSA Divisional 1st place, Senior Coaches Award, Sprint Aggregate Points, and 3rd Place Distance Aggregate Points. Kobey received the Diamond Award, 7 year badge, Sprint and Distance Aggregate Point Awards, and BSA Divisional 2nd place. Congratulations to Brooke and Kobey for doing such an amazing job! We are all very proud of you!

Jaime Tulau