Athena News - April 2021

Athena News - April 2021

Athena News – April 2021

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This time last year we were just heading into lockdown. After nearly a year of disruption to training, our Athena athletes have this term enjoyed the opportunity to get back into competition. They have shown great resilience, persistence, and flexibility over the last 12 months and their hard work has led to some great success in recent competitions for which they should all be very proud.

Our Athena swimmers are beginning to see the fruits of their labour with some outstanding results in Regional events leading to qualifications to State Schools and National Age Championships.

Congratulations to the following girls who have qualified for the State Schools Swimming Championships which is being held this week: Lili Baumann, Ava Brickley, Tylah Crabtree, Georgia Lea’aetoa, Sienna Lea’aetoa, Tribeca Liu, Sara McCarthy and Holly Warn.

Special mention to Lili Baumann who earned a National Age Time in the 200m Freestyle in the recent Regional Titles.

We congratulate the following girls who have qualified for the National Age Championships being held in April at Chandler: Lili Baumann, Cyra Bender, Ava Brickely, Tylah Crabtree, Georgia Lea’aetoa, Isabelle Lee and Lucinda MacLeod.

Special mention to Tylah Crabtree, Lucinda McLeod and Holly Warn who have qualified to attend the Australian Open Olympic Trials in June.

We wish all our swimmers the best of luck in upcoming competitions.


Sascha Noort and Lily Cathcart competed at the recent Queensland State Diving Championships with some excellent results. Congratulations to both girls and we wish them all the best at Nationals in April.

  • Lily Cathcart – 14 – 15 Years 3m Springboard = 4th
  • Sascha Noort – 16 – 18 Years 1m and 3m Springboard = 1st


Cyra Bender competed in the Queensland State Surf Lifesaving Youth Championships recently and we congratulate her on her excellent results:

  • Under 15 Ironwoman 2nd
  • Under 15 Surf Swim 3rd
  • Cameron Relay (Board leg) 1st
  • Surf Swim Team 1st


Our Athena Athletes performed very well in their recent State Titles with the following excellent results:

  • Nyah Bollinger – Under 20 100m = 5th, High Jump = 3rd
  • Hannah Collins – Under 17 Triple Jump = 1st
  • Dior Scholz – Under 16 100m = 4th, 200m = 3rd setting 4 PB’s during the Championships

All the best to Hannah and Dior who will compete at Nationals in April.


Last weekend Grace O’Reilly, Madison Frankling and Jessica Cleverly competed at the South-east Queensland Regional Titles in Brisbane with excellent results see them qualify for the Queensland State Titles to be held this weekend. Best of luck girls!

  • Grace O’Reilly – Level 7 Under 15 – 5th Beam and 6th Floor
  • Madison Frankling – Level 7 Open – 4th Vault and Beam, 3rd Floor, 2nd Bars, 2nd Overall
  • Jessica Cleverly – Junior International – 4th Vault and Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor, 3rd Overall


Congratulations to Josephine Hermann on placing 1st on one round and overall 6th representing St Hilda’s School in the Glennie Showing Jumping Inter-School Competition.

Lisa Cleverly
Head of Athena

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