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2016 Swimming Recruit: James Hone

The Person

  • Awarded honour of School Captain of Montmorency Secondary College in Victoria, Australia
  • Natural leader
  • Highly recognised role model in his school community
  • Popular mentor to younger students
  • Friendly, engaging and confident personality
  • Heavily involved in community charities and fundraisers for those less fortunate
  • Comes from supportive family with strong values
  • Winner of Australian ‘Caltex All Rounder Award’ acknowledging their all-round contributions to their schools and communities.  For more info on award – Caltex All Rounder Award
  • See below link reference from School Principal

The Student

  • Extensive academic achievements received throughout high school
  • All High School subjects meet NCAA and NAIA core course requirements
  • Will be seeking academic scholarship and is a higher than average academic achiever
  • GPA to be advised
  • Academic results available on request
  • SAT results:  Reading 410, Maths 600, Essay 420
  • Re-sitting SAT January 2016
  • See resume in link below which includes impressive academic awards

The Swimmer

  • Swimming since the age of 8
  • Success at local, regional and All State level
  • Powerful, dedicated and committed trainer
  • Versatile – can compete in multiple events, including 100m, 200m and 400m Free, 100m and 200m Fly, 100m backstroke. Excellent value for College programs
  • Part of the International Pacific School Games in 2015.  Competed in 14 events, finishing top 10 in several inc. a number of PB’s – see updated PB’s below
  • Short Term 2016 Plan –
    • Full training schedule without school commitments
    • Victorian All State Championships – January 2016
  • Best performances across all strokes – see link to best times below
  • See below link to coach’s reference
  • See below video of stroke technique


If you feel that James could be a useful fit, please contact Chris Bates.

Phone: +61 407 639 551 | Email: chris@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: chris.bates4