MBS Senior Squad - Season Update

Firstly, let me reiterate congratulations to all of our National Age Swimmers, who have happily returned to the pool (and School) this week.

The Moreton Bay Swimming team was certainly a major presence on pool deck, by either how they looked as a team, how the athletes performed and how supportive they were of each other.

A more thorough description of National Age performances will be provided later next week. 

Season Break

The post-Age Nationals break was previously advertised as the period 15 May - 5 June. This three week break was to coincide with MBS athletes attending the National Open Championships.

After discussions with our National Age athletes this week, it is obvious our swimmers are keen to take some time away from the pool to recharge. I think the combination/variety of constraints expereinced throughout this season (ie extension of the QGSSSA season, COVID and Flood restrictions) have all added to the emotional overload.

Thus I have revised the initial break period, to now be 24 April to 17 May

This break will now allow for a robust, 11-week preparation, leading into the first meaningful (winter) competition, Brisbane Senior Championships.

29-May Churchie SC Prep Meet
9-Jul SQ SC Prep Meet #1
24-Jul Brisbane Junior SC Champs
30/31 July Brisbane Senior SC Champs
12-Aug QLD SC Champs
3-Sep Brisbane OW Meet
8-Oct LC Prep Meet #1
30-Oct Brisbane Relay Champs
12-Nov LC Prep Meet #2
10-Dec QLD LC Champs

Please note the following caveats;

  • Athletes will still be required to attend Tuesday and Thursday morning gym/swim sessions throughout the break period. I am happy to discuss the rationale behind this with anyone that is unsure.
  • Athletes may be tapped on the shoulder for other sports.. I always encourage MBC and MBBC students to participate in other activities.
  • Those athletes wishing to continue with some additional training throughout the break, may join Mikki's squad for afternoon sessions only.

This means tomorrow morning is our last session.

At the request of the athletes, I have hired lanes at the Valley Pool (tomorrow morning) from 5:15-7:15am. Those athletes who are unable to attend the Valley Pool session, may attend the session with Mikki from 6-8am.