Congratulations to our Synchronised Swimmers

Australia’s young synchronised swimmers, Nikita Pablo and Rose Stackpole, looked happy and wonderful as they performed their duet free and technical routines at the Rio Olympics. I was delighted to be in the stand to cheer for them and like their families also present, wave the team t-shirt.

As an honorary synchronised swimming team member, I was so touched to see my fellow team members happily wave to me in the large audience after their duet performance at the pool – I will remember this always.

Although Australia didn’t progress to the duet finals they trained very hard, and I am very proud of them. Few know, that only 34 synchronised swimmers have been at a sufficient competition level to qualify for the Olympics from Australia, and we’re proud to say, 9 of these 34 were in our Rio Olympic team, 8 of whom attending their first Olympics. An incredible effort from these young girls.

Thank you for the synchronsied swimming team for visiting me in the stand after your competition – I was very delighted to see you.