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2019 Australian Swimming Recruit- Melina de Cort

The Student

  • Attends: St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School
  • Leadership:
    • Swimming Club Captain
    • Deputy House Captain – Gilmore
    • Peer Support Leader
    • Fashion and Design Captain
  • SAT: to be taken in October, 2018
  • Overall GPA: To Be Advised
  • See link below for academic reference

The Person

  • Melina is an active member in both her school and wider-community, participating in many volunteer opportunities including the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gippsland Bike Education Program, Summit Survivor Event and teacher at Poolside Swim School.
  • Those who know Melina describe her as: disciplined, inclusive, determined, and coachable.
  • She is also a role model for younger student-athletes as she consistently models a positive attitude, clear focus, and unyielding work ethic that balances both swimming and her scholastic pursuits.
  • See link below to School Character Reference 

The Athlete

  • Height: 5″ 7′
  • Strokes: Backstroke, Butterfly, Freestyle and Individual Medley

Please note the below times have not been converted to yards.

DATE LOCATION EVENT TIME
01/09/2018 2018 Vic Age SC Championships 50 meter Backstroke Short Course 29.81
19/11/2017 2018 Victorian Sprint Championships 50 meter Backstroke Long Course 30.89
02/09/2018 2018 Vic Age SC Championships 100 meter Backstroke Short Course 1:02.93
11/12/2017 2018 Victorian Age Championships 100 meter Backstroke Long Course 1:06.43
18/08/2018 2018 Vic Country Short Course Championships 200 meter Backstroke Short Course 2:19.34
12/12/2017 2018 Victorian Age Championships 200 meter Backstroke Long Course 2:26.61
31/08/2018 2018 Vic Age SC Championships 50 meter Freestyle Short Course 27.79
19/11/2017 2018 Victorian Sprint Championships 50 meter Freestyle Long Course 28.63
19/08/2017 2017 Victorian Country Championships 100 meter Freestyle Short Course 59.80
11/03/2018 2018 Gippsland Championships 100 meter Freestyle Long Course 1:02.30
20/08/2017 2017 Victorian Country Championships 200 meter Freestyle Short Course 2:09.26
19/11/2017 2018 Victorian Sprint Championships 50 meter Butterfly Short Course 29.73
19/11/2017 2018 Victorian Sprint Championships 50 meter Butterfly Long Course 29.73
01/09/2018 2018 Vic Age SC Championships 100 meter Butterfly Short Course 1:05.86
26/01/2018 2018 Victorian Country Championships 100 meter Butterfly Long Course 1:08.30
31/08/2018 2018 Vic Age SC Championships 100 meter Individual Medley Short Course 1:07.59
19/08/2018 2018 Vic Country Short Course Championships 400 meter Individual Medley Short Course 5:18.14
    • Further break down of times found in Student-Athlete Resume link below

Strengths:

    • 13 years of competitive swimming experience from local to national level
    • Determined – Travel 70km each way to training
    • Committed – I wake up at 4:00am for morning training sessions
    • Strong swimming technique
    • Mentor to younger athletes
    • Holder of a number of state titles
    • State Country record holder
    • Excellent physiotherapy screening results

Teams Represented:

    • 2015 – Current: Member of St Paul’s Elite Sports Performers Program
    • 2012 – Current: Member of Traralgon Swimming Club
    • 2011 – Current: Gippsland District 21, Interdistrict team
    • 2014 & 2018: Competed at the Australian Commonwealth Games Trials – Traralgon Swimming Club team member
    • 2014 – 2018: Member of the Gippsland Sports Academy
    • 2013 – 2018: St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School Swim Team
    • 2016: Competed at the Australia Olympic Games Trials – Traralgon Swimming Club team member
    • 2015: Swimming Australia State Teams Championship, Team Victoria member
    • 2012 & 2014: School Sport Victoria Team member
    • 2007 – 2010: Gippsland District 21, 7-10 Age team
    • 2005 – 2012: Member of Warragul Amatuer Swimming Club
      • See link below for Coach Reference
      • See link below for Athletic Resume
      • View snapshot video below

If you feel that Melina could be a good fit, please contact Maria Hopes.

Phone: +61 414 477 476 | Email: [email protected] | Skype: maria.hopes