NSW State Age Championships

QLSC/QT had a small contingent of swimmers attend the NSW State Age Championships 10 Years to under 12 Years held on Friday 16 January and Saturday 17 January 2015 and the NSW State Age Championships 13 years – 18 years Monday 19 January – Saturday 24 January 2015.

The QLSC/QT Team comprised of:

Brad Rauter, Claire Molineux, Alexie Boulton, Andrew Catchpole, Alex Lakic, Joseph Pascall and Emily Siciliano

All swimmers did an outstanding job with some good PB’s with the following results achieved:

NSW State Age 10 years – Under 12 years 
Brad Rauter – 11 years old
Top Ten
5th     200m    IM
6th     200m Breaststroke
5th    50m Free – Brad has broken the 30 second mark with a swim of 29.90 as an 11 year old
9th    100m Breaststroke
6th    200m Backstroke
NSW State Age 13 – 18 Years
Andrew Catchpole – 14 Years old
Gold medal 14 years 100m Breaststroke
Gold Medal 14 year 100m Breaststroke
Finished in the top 10 (ranked 5th)  14 years 200m IM
Finished in the top 10 (ranked 6th) 14 years  400m IM
Alexi Boulton    – 14 Years old
Finished in the top 10 (ranked 9th) 14 years 200m Breaststroke
Claire Molineux – 13 Years old
Bronze Medal 13 years 200m Backstroke
Finished in the top 10 (ranked 6th) 13 years 200 IM
Finished in the top 10 (ranked 4th)  13 years 100m Backstroke
Joseph Pascall – 14 years old
Finishes in the top 10 (ranked 9th) 1500m Free
Emily Siciliano – 13 Years old
29th      200m Breaststroke
33rd      100m Breaststroke
Alex Lakic – 13 years old
52nd     100m Breaststroke

Queanbeyan hosts NSW Country Regional

On the weekend of the 10 & 11 January 2015 Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre along with QLSC hosted one of three NSW Country Regional Meets.  Whilst it was a wet and wild weekend, all competitors enjoyed themselves with some great times achieved.  Without the support of all our volunteers it would not have been the success it was, QLSC thanks you.  The below is a thank you letter from the Deputy Mayor and please check out our photo’s in the gallery.


Dear Di.Thank you for your letter to the Mayor and the kind words contained therein.

It was a pleasure to play a small part in this exciting event that clearly everyone enjoyed. In regards to the competitors many are destined for greater things. Interestingly many of those I spoke to expressed how were proud they were of their club and their club friends in attendance. They all loved the opportunity to have a chat.

I close by expressing my thanks to you as Event Coordinator for such an efficiently organised and calmly run programme. To me it looked like a Mini Olympics. Please pass on my thanks and congratulations to all concerned for this success.

Queanbeyan was honoured to be chosen as a host venue. Hopefully all visitors had an opportunity to experience some of Queanbeyan’s many attributes within the limited time available.

Wishing you all the best in the future.

Kindest Regards.

Peter Bray AM
Deputy Mayor.
Queanbeyan City Council

National Times – Open Water Lexi & Joe

QT swimmers Alexie Boulton and Joe Pascall competed at NSW Stage Age 5km Open Water Championships on 21 December 2014 at Sydney  International Regatta Centre – Penrith.  Both swimmers completed the 5km course in personal best times and qualified themselves for Australian Age Open Water Championships to be held in Freemantle on 15 February 2015.

On behalf of all members of QLSC/QT we wish Lexi and Joe all the best.

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Congratulations Claire Molineux – National Time

On Saturday 1 November 2014 at the Telopea Qualifying Meet Claire Molineux achieved her National Qualifying Time for the 100m Backstroke as a 14 year old.

QLSC would like to wish Claire all the best in her preparations for Nationals to be held in Sydney – April 2015.