Almanac Swimming: Kate O’Donnell wins gold!

From Coach Tracey Drewitt’s newsletter which goes to competitors and their families and friends – provided to us by Dips O’Donnell. [Thanks Dips – Ed]





On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August, Kate competed at the DSSA National Swimming Championships in Brisbane.


Kate won 3 golds in 25m Freestyle, Butterfly and 100m Individual Medley as well as achieving fantastic PB’s in all her other events.


Kate is a member of the State Squad and has been training very hard lately in order to do her best and her best she did and much more.


Congratulations Kate!



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  1. Nationals today. Tomorrow the world. Brilliant news to start the day. Congrats Kate. Your persistence, hard work and courage is a shining light in the world.

  2. Awesome Kate great news !

  3. That’s tremendous Kate. The whole Almanac readership is behind you. That’s a big fan club.

  4. Great job Kate

  5. Magnificent Kate, you’re certainly not a fool in the pool. As J H says, the whole Almanac readership is right behind you – congrats

  6. Wow. What an achievement. Congratulations Kate!

    Cheers, Burkie

  7. DBalassone says

    Well done Kate!

  8. Kate O’Donnell, congratulations.
    I think a celebration is in order.

  9. John Butler says

    Onya Kate. :)

  10. Colin Ritchie says

    From one swimmer to another, well done Kate, you’ve done yourself and family proud!

  11. Phill Goulding says

    Bloody Brilliant Kate!
    WooHoo and lots of love from
    The GoldenBricks

  12. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Bewdy Kate. We salute you.

  13. Kate read all these comments last night and had a big smile. Then she said: “But I don’t know these people?” (Except you Phil G and JTH!)

    So I said “No but they know you! You’re famous!”

    It made her day. Thanks everyone for making my little girl’s day.

  14. roger lowrey says

    Love your work Kate! RDL

  15. This is great news to wake up to in Malta!

    Well played, Kate.

  16. Well done Kate!

    Swimming always made me feel a tad nervous. Early mornings for squad training were challenging .

    I didn’t last.

    You have..


  17. Luke Reynolds says

    Brilliant Kate, you are a star!

  18. Yvette Wroby says

    HI Kate,
    you don’t know all of the Almanac contributors personally, but we know you from the stories from your Dad Dips and he is one proud pappa. You have been making us all smile and enjoy your sporting achievements for years. You are a terrific swimmer and sound like a great human too. Well done and good luck for your next challenge.
    You have a whole community cheering you. You can’t see us but we sure see you.
    Well done

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