Les Barclay awarded ASCTA NSW Life Membership

Congratulations to our Head Coach, Les Barclay, who has awarded life membership of the NSW Branch of the Australian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association. This well deserved award recognises Les' long serving contribution to swim coaching in NSW. Les is also a life member of the Telopea Swim Club and Swimming ACT. Congratulations Les and we at Telopea thank you for the dedication and passion for swimming that you've given over many years.


2016-17 JX Program Results

Congratulations to all Telopea swimmers who achieved awards in the Australian Junior Excellence (JX) Program for 2016-17. Results are here.

And also congratulations to Telopea swimmers Victoria Perez Del Pulgar and David Tabke who have been named as 2017 Georgina Hope Foundation JX Legend awardees.

Ben Freeman has completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

Huge congratulations are in order for Ben Freeman who has successfully completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

According to LongSwims Database, Ben is the 148th person in the world, the 17th Australian, and the fourth youngest person ever, to have achieved this triple crown.

The Triple Crown is a marathon swimming challenge consisting of three swims:

Ben completed the Catalina Channel swim on 14 July 2017 in the unofficial time of 8 hours 47 minutes 42 seconds. Earlier this year on 24 June, Ben won the first of this year's twenty Manhattan Island Bridges Swim in a time of 6 hours 55 minutes 21 seconds, and in 2015 at the age of 17, he completed the swim across the English Channel in a time of 9 hours 10 minutes to become the first Canberran and the 3rd youngest Australian to swim the English Channel.

For further details on Ben's achievements, see here, here, here and here.


Champions of the Channel Rottnest Swim, 27 February 2016

Ben and Jenna Freeman are Champions of the Channel 2016. Read more about their swim and results here


Congratulations to all Telopea swimmers and coaches for your wonderful efforts at the 2015 NSW Country Championships

QT Swimming came 4th in the overall points score for all NSW Country clubs, with the males being awarded the 3rd place in the 2015 NSW Country Championships Men's Premier Club division.

QT 3rd Men's Premier Club in the 2015 NSW Country Championships

QT 3rd Men's Premier Club in the 2015 NSW Country Championship Banner


At the 2014 Australian Age Championships

Well done to Ebony Norris who came third in the Girls 14 years 200 fly and James Hanson who came third in the Boys 15 years 100 back. They are pictured below with Les Barclay the proud coach.

April 2014 Age Champs

Golds at the 2014 NSW Country Championships

Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed at the 2014 NSW Country Championships. We had a number of swimmers who over the weekend, achieved PBs and received medals.

Ebony receiving her medal

Ebony Norris on the podium after claiming Telopea's first Gold medal of the 2014 summer Country meet: the Women's 13-14 years 400m Individual Medley in a time of 5:17.53. Ebony also claimed Gold in the 200m Butterfly in a time of 2:23.16.

Peta Falzon also claimed two Golds: the Women's 13-14 years 200m Backstroke and 14 years 100m Backstroke.

2014 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships

A team of 9 swimmers made the journey to the picturesque Eastern Beaches. Read more about their weekend here.


2010 Junior Pan Pacific Championships
(Hawaii, August 2010)

Jessica Traficante competed at the Junior Pan Pacs in August 2010 as a member of the Australian team. Jessica swam in the 400m and 800m freestyle events, as well as the 10km open water event where she finished 7th place.

Here is an account of her experience.