Athena News - April 2019

Athena News - April 2019

Athena News – April 2019

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Last week the Queensland Schools Swimming Championships were held at Chandler in Brisbane. A number of Athena students attended with great results. Congratulations to the following students on their results:

  • Lili Baumann (Year 7):1st – 400m Freestyle
  • Georgia Lea’aetoa (Year 6): 1st – 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 4 x 50m Medley Relay, 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay, 2nd – 100m Freestyle, 3rd – 100m Backstroke
  • Holly Warn (Year 4): 1st – 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 50m  Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breast Stroke, 100m Backstroke, 2nd – 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay
  • Georgie Roper (Year 9): 1st – 200m Medley Relay, 2nd – 50m Breaststroke, 3rd – 100m Breast stroke

All four girls have qualified for the National School Championships in Melbourne in July.


The Queensland Schools Diving Championships also took place last week at Chandler. Congratulations to the following Athena students on their fantastic results:

  • Lily Cathcart (Year 7) = 1st – 13 Years Springboard
  • Sascha Noort (Year 9) = 1st – 15 Years Springboard
  • Sascha Noort (Year 9) = 3rd – 15/16 Years Platform

Lily and Sascha have qualified for the National School Championships in Melbourne in July.


For athletes, nutrition, hydration, rest and recovery are vital elements to maintain in order to give themselves the best chance to perform to their personal best. The Athletic Pyramid perfectly illustrates the importance of this. Some simple points to note are included below.

Athletes should aim to:

  • Include protein, good fats and carbohydrates in every meal and snack during the day.
  • Eat approximately every two hours during the day – breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, pre-training snack, dinner.
  • Ensure they stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the day.
  • Sleep 8 – 10 hours each night and if under 12 years of age, 10 – 12 hours each night.

Without great nutrition, hydration and rest, athletes are prone to injury, illness and decreased performance and, additionally, will not get the nutrients they also need for excelling in school.

Mrs Lisa Cleverly
Head of Athena

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