Swimming nationals went swimmingly for Amelia

By Kirra Livingstone

MOOLOOLAH State School’s swimming extraordinaire Amelia Holder won four medals at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships on August 21 and 22.

Holder won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze, and she told GC&M News this was her most special achievement in swimming so far.

“I got a gold medal in a mixed medley relay, and another gold medal for a medley relay, and then I got a silver for the freestyle relay, and I got a bronze for my individual 50 metre freestyle,” she said.

“I’ve won a lot of medals over the years, but these were probably the most important medals I have won.”

When reflecting on the championships, the swimmer said the event was a once in a lifetime experience for her.

“I have never had the feeling of racing against kids from another state,” she said.

“I enjoyed making new friends and swimming as hard as I could, getting into the finals and standing up on the podium and getting a gold medal.”

Amelia has been swimming since she was in prep, and plays touch in her spare time in between swimming, and she’s also the school captain.

“Swimming is an out of school sport and a sport that I always do but I do a lot of interschool sports too so I just do whatever I can, but I don’t do any other out of school sports,” she said.

“It helps me with my resilience, and it keeps me calm and I just enjoy it because I like spending time in the pool, and it builds me up.”