Age National Diving Championships – Brisbane
It was with great delight that the National Age Championships went ahead Monday 12 April to Saturday 17 April in Brisbane. This was a fantastic opportunity for the divers to compete at a National Level, and most importantly, to experience the camaraderie and friendship of being part of a team.
It was a huge week with extensive training, multiple competitions, with some having a start list of 35 divers and being two to three hours duration. Such events require intense preparation both physically and mentally and we commend all the divers and coaches.
Congratulations to our Pymble/Diving Connections divers who, as part of the NSW team, competed with sportsmanship, skill, courage and grace and achieved the following fantastic results. It was an honour to be part of such a dynamic team which contributed to the overall result of NSW being named State of the Year.
Rylee McKinstry (Year 11) – Diving Connections Team Captain
3rd Mixed Synchronised 14 to 18 Years – 3rd
16 to 18 Years 1m Springboard – 6th, 3m Springboard – 7th, Platform – 12th
Nikola Puhl (Year 10)
Mixed Synchronised 14 to 18 Years – 2nd
16 to 18 Years 1m Springboard – 26th, 3m Springboard – 17th, Platform – 11th
Emily Farrall (Year 12)
16 to 18 Years Platform – 4th
Arabella Cox (Year 9)
14 to 18 Years 1m Springboard – 12th, 3m Springboard – 14th
Nicole McCrostie (Year 9)
14 to 18 Years Synchronised – 24th
14 to 18 Years 1m Springboard – 23rd, 3m Springboard – 25th
Ilaria Crowley (Year 8)
14 to 18 Years Synchronised with Sabrina – 10th
14 to 18 Years 1m Springboard – 8th, 3m Springboard – 13th, Platform – 8th
Sabrina Mulhearn (Year 8)
14 to 18 Years Synchronised with Ilaria – 10th
14 to 18 Years 1m Springboard – 24th, 3m Springboard – 18th, Platform – 16th
Mea Shires (Year 7)
13 Years and Under Synchronised – 2nd
12 to 13 Years 1m Springboard – 2nd, 3m Springboard – 4th, Platform – 5th
Amélie Rahme (Year 3)
Amélie was the youngest competitor in the Age Nationals. In the Synchronised diving event, Amélie and her partner were only four points away from a medal. This is a fantastic result for such a young age and first National Championships.
13 Years and Under Synchronised – 6th
11 Years and Under 1m Springboard – 8th