YOUTH TEAMS NAMED
Melbourne, September 24: Swimming Australia has today named its two major youth teams for 2009 following a successful five-day Telstra Australian Short Course Championships in Melbourne.
Twenty-nine swimmers will represent the Telstra Dolphins at the 2009 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Guam (January 8-12) while a 30-member team has been named for the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (January 15-18).
Pro-Ma Miami's Ellen Fullerton, one of the stars of the 2007 Australian Youth Olympics, who won three gold medals in Melbourne will be joined on the girl's team by fellow Short Course gold medallists Blair Evans (City of Perth, WA), Grace Loh (Carey Aquatic Tritons, VIC) and Amy Smith (St Peters Western, QLD).
The boys team sees 14-year-old rising star Jayden Hadler, the youngest on the 18 years and under team, alongside 2007 Youth Olympic graduates Ryan Napoleon, Christopher Ashwood and Daniel Smith.
The 2009 Youth Olympic Team sees Christopher Ashwood's sister Jessica joined by Olympic bronze medallist Cate Campbell's sister Bronte and one of the stars of the Australian Age Championships Kenneth To.
Junior Pan Pacific Championships - 2009
Male: Christopher Ashwood (SOPAC, NSW), Daniel Crook (Melbourne Vicentre, VIC), Tommaso D'Orsogna (West Coast, WA), Thomas Fraser-Holmes (Hunter, NSW), Jared Goldthorpe (Bayside, NSW), Jayden Hadler (Commercial, QLD), Alex Kelshaw (Blacktown City, NSW), Hayden McEvoy (Pro-Ma Miami, QLD), Ned McKendry (St Peters Western, QLD), Jeremy Meyer (Traralgan, VIC), Ryan Napoleon (St Peters Western, QLD), George O'Brien (Brisbane Jets, QLD), Declan Potts (Norwood, SA), Daniel Smith (Pro-Ma Miami, QLD), Lachlan Staples (Kingswim, NSW)
Female: Jessica Ash (Norwood, SA), Belinda Bennett (Nunawading, VIC), Brittany Elmslie (Coolum Peregian, QLD), Blair Evans (City of Perth, WA), Ellen Fullerton (Pro-Ma Miami, QLD), Amy Levings (Pro-Ma Miami, QLD), Grace Loh (CA Tritons, VIC), Samantha Marshall (Cook & Phillip, NSW), Jenni O'Neil (Norwood, SA), Tiffany Papaemanouil (Norwood, SA), Amy Smith (St Peters Western, QLD), Bridgette-Rose Taylor (Brothers, QLD), Tessa Wallace (Pelican Waters Caloundra, QLD), Ellese Zalewski (Melbourne Vicentre, VIC)
Australian Youth Olympic Festival - 2009
Male: Phil Butcher (Lane Cove, NSW), Ben Edmonds (Norwood, SA), Alex Gohari (SOPAC, NSW), Justin James (Mackay, QLD), Luke Kerswell (Southside Aquatic, QLD), Jared Kelley (Hunter, NSW), Mitch Larkin (JPC Aquatics, QLD), Harrison Pullinger (SOPAC, NSW), Andrew Read (CA Tritons, VIC), James Roberts (Somerset Gold Coast, QLD), Nicholas Schafer (Rivercity, QLD), Sam Sheppard (Nunawading, VIC), Kenneth To (Trinity, NSW), Daniel Tranter (Liverpool, NSW), Dylan Wyatt (Bankstown, NSW)
Female: Jessica Ashwood (SOPAC, NSW), Bronte Campbell (Indooroopilly, QLD), Darthea Clydsdale (Brothers, QLD), Leah Cutting (Norwood, SA), Katie Goldman (Pro-Ma Miami, QLD), Whitney Ireland (Norwood, SA), Kia King (PBA Piranhas, SA), Jessica Legge (Novcastrian, NSW), Megan Mackay (St Peters Western, QLD), Kelly Marquenie (Pro-Ma Miami, QLD), Nicole Mee (Uni Swim, NSW), Anastasia Osadchuk (Brisbane Jets, QLD), Leiston Pickett (Southport Olympic, QLD), Kacey Pilgrim (Bankstown, NSW), Caitlin Sinclair (MLC Marlins, NSW)
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