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Elite Athletes

SWAS works closely with South West elite athletes that have gone on to the next level and need elite services and assistance when they are back visiting the South West. These elite athletes are also very interesting in assisting SWAS and SWAS athletes to go to the next level.

SWAS Academy Athletes Are:

Tommy Bertrand

 

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Home town:Warrnambool

Sport:Rowing

Achievements:
  • World Champion

 


Ambitions:
  • World Champion

Hero: 

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Sarah Wall

 

Age:27

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Home town:Camperdown

Sport:Netball

Achievements:
  • Named in Vixens Squad - 2009
  • Rookie of the Year - Pheonix 2006

Ambitions:
  • Play for Australia

Hero:Sharelle McMahon

Quote:"Only Possibilities"

Melissa Tapper

Age:23

Nickname:

 Milly, PJ, Peej, Tapper


Home town:Hamilton

Sport:Table Tennis

Achievements:
  •  4th London 2012 Paralympics
  • 2010 Victorian Womans 'A' Team
  • 2010 Round of 16 Australian Open
  • 2010 World Rank 16
  • 2008 Australian U21 Champion
  • 2008 Oceania U18 Champion
  • 2008 Australian Junior Champion

Ambitions:
  • To always enjoy table tennis and be happy

Hero:

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Kathryn Mitchell

 

  Age:29

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  Home town:Casterton

  Sport:Athletics - Javelin

  Achievements:
  • 1st at Australian Camps 2008
  • 3rd at Australian Champs 2007
  • 6th at Melbourne Commonwealth Games

  Ambitions:
  • To hold a worlds record

  Hero:Jan Zolezny

  Quote:"Do not follow where the path may lead, rather go where there is no path and leave a trail"



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