Sunday, 3 February 2013

State Age and Open Championships.

Abbey Vergone and Coach, James Hornby


Last week some of the best swimmers in the state, including multiple Olympians, gathered for the State Age and Open Championships.

JCS Performance and Peel regional swimmer, Abbey Vergone, had an incredible meet achieving her National qualifying time for the 100m Backstroke. 

Abbey entered the event never having made a previous state final.  Abbey entered 8 swims, made 5 finals, and reserve for 2.  She narrowly missed 3 other National qualifying times. Outstanding results!

Abbey has been swimming with JCS Performance for only twelve months.  This has been a very challenging period for Abbey as she has had to learn a new way of training, with increased water and gym sessions, and race strategies.  This was certainly the foundation for Abbey's excellent performance throughout the State Meet.

James Hornby, as head coach of the JCS Performance squad, is always looking for new and innovative ways and ideas to allow swimmers to reach their full potential.  The approach to coaching competitive-level swimmers is fresh but incorporates over 20 years of coaching experience in the Peel region.  

Abbey’s efforts at state level are testament of hard work, discipline and dedication from both herself and also her coach.

James & Abbey would like to thank Allgo Engineering and Lane Ford for their support in helping Abbey achieve her goals.

Any Enquiries on JCS Performance please contact James on 
0428 432 950

Country Championships 2013

Jake Vergone and Sophie Vergone with Coach, James Hornby (Back)

Jake achieved 4 Personal Best times from 6 swims and received a Silver Medal in the Mens 14yrs 50 Butterfly.

Sophie achieved 9 PB's from 11 swims and received a total of 6 Medals.
Silver in the Women 11yrs 50 Backstroke.
Silver in the Women 10-12yrs 200 Freestyle.
Bronze in the Women 11yrs 50 Breaststroke.
Bronze in the Women 11-12yrs 200 IM.
Bronze in the Women 11yrs 100 Breaststroke.
Bronze in the Women 11yrs 100 Backstroke.