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2020 Australian Swimming Recruit – Lachlan Byrne

The Person

About Me:

  • Outgoing
  • Self-disciplined
  • Desire to succeed
  • Competitive
  • Strong integrity
  • Resilient

Leadership & Community:

  • Coffee For Cambodia (Selling coffee to raise money for Stepping Stones School in Cambodia)
  • Cambodia Service trip (Building houses for the poorest of families in outskirts of Siem Reap)
  • Country Service trip to outback Queensland
  • Received School Service award
  • Red Shield Appeal (5 years)
  • Volunteered at Friends with dignity luncheons (to raise money for domestic violence victims)

Personal Quote:

Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident. - A.P.J Abdul Kalam


The Athlete

Height:

5ft 9"

Technical Strengths:

  • All-round Athlete (competed in cricket, rugby, water polo, cross country, athletics, AFL, basketball)
  • Experienced racer (multiple national final and medals)
  • Explosive speed and strength
  • Hard trainer with background in both sprint and heavy aerobic programs (currently in Swimming Australia high performance squad)
  • Well organised to perform at the highest level academically and athletically
  • Good Short course swimmer with established technical skills and underwater speed
  • Experienced Leader
  • Coachable and willing to go the extra mile
  • Very passionate about swimming; strong desire to compete and World and Olympic levels
  • Swims all four strokes; national medallist in Free, Back, Fly and IM

Athletic Highlights

Personal best times (please note these times are in SCM & LCM):

Long Course:

Event Time Meet Swim Date
50m Backstroke 28.12 2016 McDonalds Queensland Sprint Championship 21-Feb-2016
100m Backstroke 58.87 2018 McDonald’s Queensland Championships 16-Dec-2018
50m Breaststroke 32.43 2016 McDonalds Queensland Sprint Championship 21-Feb-2016
100m Breaststroke 1:12.19 2015 McDonalds Queensland Championships 16-Dec-2015
50m Butterfly 26.33 2015 SSA PSG 21-Nov-2015
100m Butterfly 57.19 2019 HP Australian Age Championships 18-Apr-2019
200m Butterfly 2:13.78 2015 Vorgee Brisbane Senior Mets 1-Nov-2015
50m Freestyle 24.98 2016 McDonalds Queensland Sprint Championship 21-Feb-2016
100m Freestyle 52.59 2018 McDonald’s Queensland Championships 21-Dec-2018
200m Freestyle 1:53.48 2018 GHF Australian Age Championships 24-Apr-2018
200m Medley 2:08.13 2019 Hancock Prospecting Swimming Trials 12-Jun-2019
400m Medley 4:38.88 2018 GHF Australian Age Championships 23-Apr-2018

Short Course:

50m Backstroke 26.24 2017 McDonald’s Qld Short Course Championship 20-Aug-2017
100m Backstroke 55.99 2017 State Teams Championships 23-Sep-2017
200m Backstroke 2:02.95 2017 State Teams Championships 23-Sep-2017
50m Breaststroke 30.69 (100 split)  Chandler Short Course Preparation Meet 2019 7-Jul-2019
100m Breaststroke 1:05.34  Chandler Short Course Preparation Meet 2019 7-Jul-2019
50m Butterfly 25.14 2017 State Teams Championships 22-Sep-2017
100m Butterfly 55.81 2019 Logan Vikings Short Course Prep meet 6-Jul-2019
50m Freestyle 24.17 2018 Vorgee Brisbane Short Course Championshi 5-Aug-2018
100m Freestyle 51.65 2019 Logan Vikings Short Course Prep meet 6-Jul-2019
200m Freestyle 1:50.42 Chandler Short Course Preparation Meet 2019 7-Jul-2019
400m Freestyle 4:10.05 Chandler A Grade Short Course Qualifying Meet 25-Jun-2016
100m Medley 57.43 2018 Vorgee Brisbane Short Course Championshi 4-Aug-2018
200m Medley 2:04.38 Chandler Short Course Preparation Meet 2019 7-Jul-2019
400m Medley 4:28.07 2017 State Teams Championships 24-Sep-2017

Notable Teams Represented:

  • Queensland Swimming team from 2010-present (State Champion)
  • Brisbane Boys’ College team (GPS Champion) (Captain)
  • Sunnybank Swimming Club (National Age and Open representative) (National Champion)
  • Swimming Australia High Performance squad

Awards Received:

  • National Champion 2015
  • National medalist and finalist in multiple events 2010-2019
  • BBC President’s award for commitment to swim team

The Student

Attends:

Brisbane Boys' College - Graduated November 2018

Preferred Course of Study:

Biomedicine or ‘pre-med’

Academic Awards/Achievements:

  • Academic Scholar at Brisbane Boys’ College
  • Academic Excellence all years of middle and high school
  • Dux of Economics year 12
  • Highest GPA in Cohort (semester 2 (heavy training load in semester 1))
  • Top 10 in all subjects- averaging A/A+
  • Part of a Student Scientist partnership (Researched clinical neuroscience at UQCCR with Dr Stephanie Miller and Dr Tracey Bjorkman)

References, Resume & High School Transcript

Coach Reference: Click to View

School Reference: Click to View

Student Athlete Resume: Click to View


If you feel that this student could be a good fit, please contact our Talent Coordinator:

Maria Hopes
Phone: +61 414 477 476 | Email: maria@studyandplayusa.com.au | Skype: maria.hopes