August 2004

Saturday, 18 September 2004

News Archive

  Welcome, to the beginning of a series of new newsletters for the Telopea swimming club…yes that’s right,


          Telopea's traditional Olympic March Pass better than ever - HOT PICS

See Newsletter story


See results below.

Athens Olympics - TV coverage 

Both the Seven Network and SBS are covering various aspects of the Athens Olympic Games. Their broadcast schedules are at

You can keep up with all the results and daily reports at The Australian Swimming website will also be linking to results and reporting daily



        Sarah Paton completes a great swim in Athens at the OLYMPIC GAMES and finishes in a very creditable 9th placing. Well Done Sarah!           

Want to know more? - See Swimmer Profile

Send Sarah a Telstra HeroMessage and send your congratulations !


Sarah swam sensationally at the 2004 Telstra Olympic Team Trials to finish second in the 800 metre freestyle and qualify for her first Olympic Games.

She finished 2003 ranked 73rd in the world for the event, but her time at the Trials of 8.34.70, would have seen her in the top 15.

She also placed third in the 400 freestyle, improving her personal best by almost 3 seconds and her ranking almost 40 places.

The Olympics will be Sarah's second senior Australian team after she stepped up in 2003 to finish third in the 1500 metre freestyle at the Telstra Australian Championships and became a late inclusion into the team for the World Championships in Barcelona.

In Barcelona she finished 19th in the 1500m and was able to see first hand what is needed to succeed at the highest level.

Sarah also had a solid age group career that included winning a gold and two silver medals at the 2002 Australian Age Championships in Sydney.


Athens 2004

Visit Swim City for More Information

Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in 1896. In 2004, the Olympic Games will return to their origins when Athens hosts the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad. Athens was elected at the 106th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 5 September 1997, from a total of five finalist cities: Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome and Stockholm.

Swim City has gathered some interesting links about the Olympic Games in Athens 2004:


                               Telopea Development Meet               

Sunday 22nd August 2004


Indoor 25m Pool

 Warm-up 8.30am,  Start 9.15am

Full Automatic Timing

This meet is part of the Kippax Winter Development Series




                               Australian Swimming Inc ASI Update:

  A National Weekly Newsletter for the Australian Swimming Community -

                       Issue Number 80 -  9th August 2004 Includes the following :

New ASI Database "SwimNet".

Initially States will be using the system to manage entries and results for state level meets, then clubs will be given access to enter meets online. Results will also be available to the public via the State web sites in several months.

Australian Swimming Junior Sport Policy - 2nd Draft

Following the extensive national consultation with the initial draft of the Junior Sport Policy conducted by ASI Sport Development Manager Len Yeats, the second draft of the Junior Sport Policy is now ready for comment. Copies of the second draft have been sent out to all stakeholder offices and it is also on the ASI Website in Inside Swimming with a dedicated email response capacity for comments which are very welcomed.

                     Deadline for Final Comments is 10 September 2004

Recent editions of ASI Update are now available on the website at in Inside Swimming>Resources and Publications

                                              Upcoming Events:

  2004-2005 CALENDAR CHANGES      

With the confirmation of the 2005 Australian Championships and the revision of the 2005 NSW Championship Program, the Summer 2004-2005 Calendar has undergone a number of changes recently.

  Olympic Games, Athens, Greece                              13th to 29th August

  2004 Telstra Australian Short Course Championships  25th to 29th Sept



                                              Latest Results:

  NSW Open Short Course Championship 7th & 8th Aug - Telopea Results

  ACT Open Short Course Championships 14th & 15th August - Telopea Results

  • Congratulations go to all the Telopea swimmers who competed and did the club proud by winning the Club Point score title. Well done to everyone.
  • George Pulley of Telopea set a new Provisional ACT record for 12 year residents in the 100 metre IM.
  • A total of 46 swimmers swam 312 events, scoring 154 PBs (A PB rate of 49%).
  • A total of 22 Telopea swimmers scored 14 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze medals between them.
  • 32 Swimmers Qualified for State - Fantastic result !! Well Done !!

  Telopea Development Meet - 22 August 2004 - Telopea Results

Meet 4 in the 2004 Kippax Winter Development Series.

Summary for Telopea :

A total of 28 swimmers swam 114 events, scoring 78 PBs (A PB rate of 68%).

A total of 24 Telopea swimmers scored 29 gold, 19 silver and 17 bronze medals between them.

Fantastic Effort - Well Done



 News Archive