Kate wins Gold !

Hi. This is Kate O’Donnell. I want to tell you about my swimming.

Last weekend I swam in the Special Olympics State Games. My Mum and Dad were there and of course, my brother Liam. My sister couldn’t go because she was doing other sport. Also my Grandma and Grandpa watched me swim on Sunday.

I saw my friend Harvey there too. Harvey does swimming in the boys’ races. It was awesome.

I came fourth in the 50 metres freestyle on Saturday (Kate swam in the F1 division in this race; the top division. She did extremely well). On Sunday I had four races. I was very tired at the end.

I got a bronze medal in the 50 metres backstroke and a bronze medal in the 100 metres freestyle. But, I got a gold medal in the 25 metres butterfly! OMG I was jumping for joy. Then, later in the day, I got another gold medal in the 4×50 metres relay. Our team won easily. It was very exciting.

I took my medals to school and guess what? On Tuesday at school assembly they gave me a certificate which said:

“Kate O’Donnell. Sports Star of the Week”. Yes this was awarded to me.

This is my last day of school today. On Thursday I am going camping to Stawell. It’s so much fun.



  1. Peter Flynn says

    A terrific story Kate.

    Well done.

    Tell Mum and Dad they have to call you ‘Golden Girl’.

  2. Andrew Starkie says

    Congrats Kate. Beautiful stuff.

  3. I don’t think I could swim 25 metres of butterfly, let alone win gold. Congratulations, Kate.

  4. Awesome performance Kate. Well done.

  5. Kate your stories make my day.

    Like litza, I don’t have the 25 in me let alone Gold. You can set your sights on us grown ups next!

  6. That’s quite a story you’ll have to tell around the campfire at Stawell, Kate. Now when your dad starts his story about Stawell it will be a warm-up to yours! Congratulations.

  7. G’day Kate, The Harms Family is thrilled for you. It’s a pity there are no swimming races at Stawell. Have a wonderful weekend with all the O’Donnells.

  8. Kate

    Really proud and happy for you, what a brilliant achievement.

    I’ve got such a smile on my face from reading what you did.

    It sounds like you had fun, as well as doing well, which is what sport is all about.

    You are a gerat example to many of us.

    Well done, you are a STAR


  9. Dear Katie,

    wonderful news. You got gold, had a great time and get to go away for a camp. Sounds like life is pretty good. Well done to you and your famiy.


  10. Great work Kate, well done!

  11. Phil Dimitriadis says

    Congratulations Kate. Your story reminds many of us why we REALLY love sport. You go girl ! :)

  12. Congratulations Kate – you are officially Victoria’s new Madame Butterfly!

  13. Congratulations, Kate.

    Keep up the good work!

  14. Pamela Sherpa says

    Awesome Kate !

  15. Peter Fuller says

    Super effort and result, Kate! Congratulations.

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