Talented swimmer off to the US



  Natasha Ramsden at the Australian Institue of Sport. Pic credit: Ben Southall, published in The Hornsby Advocate. 


Abbotsleigh congratulates Year 11 student Natasha Ramsden for her continued and impressive swimming success. 

In April, Natasha swam in the Australian Age Championships, televised on Channel 7 and was then selected by Swimming Australia, along with Abbotsleigh Head Swimming Coach Amanda Isaac in the team of athletes and coaches to represent Australia at the sixth FINA World Junior Swimming Championships that will take place in Indianapolis from 23-28 August 2017. 

Natasha has also been selected for the 2017 NextGEN AUSComGames Squad Program, giving her the opportunity to gain exposure at international competitions and the chance to be selected in future Australian Commonwealth Games teams. 

Recently Natasha has been featured in both The North Shore Times and The Hornsby Advocate newspapers as a rising local sports star. 

She told The Hornsby Advocate: “I love the feeling that there is always something you can improve on in our sport and always a way to better your technique to go faster. The other thing I like about swimming is the fact that I have the opportunity to make friends across the globe – and get the chance to compete alongside them”.

 Natasha enjoyed a recent opportunity to work alongside Olympian Matt Abood at a youth training camp in Canberra, who will also be her mentor in Indianapolis at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships next month. 

“I am determined to represent Australia and work hard towards the 2020 Olympics – it is something I will fight very hard for,” said Natasha. 

Earlier this week, Natasha was officially inducted as a Prefect for Years 7 and 8, along with fellow Year 11 student and Prefect, Anneliese Buddee. 



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