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Oldsen wins gold and state spot

Thursday, 16th May, 2013

Elyssia Oldsen Elyssia Oldsen

Year 12 Willyama High School student Ellysia Oldsen has been selected in the NSW All Schools State Swimming Team to compete at the School Sport Australia National Swimming Championships in September.

Ellysia competed at the NSW All Schools State Swimming Championships at Sydney Olympic Park last Thursday.

The state’s top swimmers from Combined High Schools, Combined Catholic Colleges and Combined Independent Schools battled it out for a spot in the prestigious NSW All Schools State Team.

Ellysia, 17, rose to the challenge, winning a gold, a silver and three bronze medals in the 17 to 19 years age division.

Her gold medal was claimed in the 100m butterfly where she was also within hundredths of a second from the state record.

Ellysia’s outstanding efforts gained her state selection in four individual events, as well as the freestyle and medley relay teams.

The National Championships will be held in Adelaide from September 8 to 14, where all the states and territories of Australia will bring together their best swimmers.

“Incredibly, this is the eighth and final year that Ellysia will represent NSW at a national school level,” a Silver City Swim Club spokesperson said.

“She is training hard with the club, and especially looking forward to swimming with her NSW teammates in the relay events.”

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