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2019 Australian Swimming Recruit- Tara Draper

The Student

  • Attends: Viewbank College, Victoria Australia
  • Leadership:
    • Swimming Club Captain
    • Audio-Visual Captain
    • Swimming Victoria Young Leader of the Year 2018
  • SAT: to be taken in October, 2018
  • Overall GPA: To Be Advised
  • See link below for academic reference

The Person

  • Tara is an active member in both her school and wider-community, participating in many volunteer opportunities with her schools Social Justice group, her 24-Hour Swim-a-thon, and the Early Leader’s Program Ambassador run through Swinburne University
  • Those who know Tara describe her as: confident, mature, 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 

A Word From Tara

“Nothing’s impossible, the word itself says I’m possible'”

The Athlete

  • Height: 5″ 6′
  • Events:
    • 50 Breaststroke- 33.71
    • 100 Breaststroke- 1:11.13
    • 200 Breaststroke- 2:35.17
    • 50 Freestyle- 25.69
    • 100 Freestyle- 56.73
    • 200 Freestyle- 2:05.86
    • 50 Backstroke- 30.56
    • 100 Backstroke- 1:06.45
    • 50 Butterfly- 28.19
    • 100 Butterfly- 1:08.05
    • 100 IM- 1:04.58
    • 200 IM- 2:25.27
    • Further break down of times found in Student-Athlete Resume link below

Strengths:

  • Breaststroke (50-200)
  • Freestyle (50-200)
  • Strong Pull
  • Technically sound
  • Good Endurance
  • Fast Dive
  • Strong Breaststroke and Freestyle kick
  • Good Relay Changeovers

Teams Represented:

  • Represented Viewbank College at School State Championship in 2015-2018
  • Represented Victoria at the 2017 Pacific School Games (placed 10th in 50 free and 50 Breast)
  • Represented School Sport Victoria at the Victorian School Sport Association Competition 2018
  • Represented DVE Aquatic at Victorian Age Championships 2011-2017
  • Represented DVE Aquatic at Victorian Sprint Championships 2012-2018
  • Represented DVE Aquatic at Victorian Open Championships 2015-2017
  • Represented DVE Aquatic at Victorian Short Course Age Championships 2014-2018
  • Represented DVE Aquatic at Victorian Short Course Open Championships 2015-2018
  • Placed 6th in the 2017 Victorian Sprint Championships in the 50 breast
    • See link below for Coach Reference
    • See link below for Athletic Resume
    • View snapshot video below

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

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