Over the past weekend 16 of our Ravens competed at the NSW State Open Championships held at SOPAC.

By soniajohnson 14 February 2018

With swimmers in attendance from all over Australia, including a number of our top Olympians, as well as a team from Japan, it provided our swimmers with an excellent opportunity to race against some of the best swimmers in the world. Having just come off camp our Ravens raced extremely well in the morning heats to give themselves every opportunity of racing in either "A" or "B" finals at night. Ravenswood was well represented in the finals, with 5 "A"finalists, 10 "B"finalists and 4 relay teams gaining top 10 placings.

Congratulations to our medal winners:

  • James Magnussen - Silver Men's 100m Free & Silver Men's 50m Free
  • Clare Robertson, Alicia Walker, Eli Malkin, Olivia Adams - Bronze Women's 4x100m Free Relay

Congratulations to our top 10 place getters:

  • Olivia Adams - 10th Women's 800m Free
  • Lewis Blackburn - 7th Men's 100m Back
  • Jack Edie - 8th Men's 200m Free
  • Clare Robertson, Grace Roberts, Alicia Walker, Olivia Adams - 6th Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
  • Lewis Blackburn, Andrew Newling, Jack Edie, James Magnussen - 4th Men's 4x100m Medley Relay
  • James Magnussen, Jack Edie, George Zhu, Andrew Newling - 4th Men's 4x100m Free Relay

Congratulations to our "B"finalists:

  • Olivia Adams - 400m Free
  • Lewis Blackburn - 200m Back (didn't race final due to injury)
  • Jack Edie - Men's 100m Free
  • Jemima Fitzgerald - Women's 50m Back
  • Nick Rispoli - Men's 50m Fly & Men's 50m Free
  • Grace Roberts - Women's 50m Breast
  • Clare Robertson - Women's 100m Back & Women's 50m Free
  • Alicia Walker - Women's 50m Free

Congratulations again to everyone who competed over the weekend & special thank you to the parents who gave up their time to assist with the timekeeping.