Past Swimmers

Ashley Delaney

Ashley Delaney was a member at Nunawading from 2005 until his retirement from swimming in 2016 and was originally awarded the David Cook Scholarship to assist him with his transition from living in the country and moving to Melbourne once he had completed Year 12.  Ashley competed for Australia on numerous occasions including: Ashley+Delaney+2011+Australian+Swimming+Championships+swL8wdICOPol

  • 2006 PanPacific Championships in Victoria, Canada
  • 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China where he finished 5th in the final of the 100m Backstroke, 10th in the 200m Backstroke and swam in the heats of the 4 x 100m Medley relay team that won the silver.
  • 2008 World Short Course Championships in Manchester, England
  • 2010 PanPacific Championships in Irvine, USA
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India where he won gold in the 4 x 100m Medley relay, and won three bronze medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke events.
  • 2012 World Short Course Championships in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth, Australia versus China and South Africa
  • 2013 World Swimming Championships, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2015 World Swimming Championships, Kazan, Russia

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Sarah Katsoulis

Sarah Katsoulis represented Australia on 11 occasions on senior Australian teams, winning a medal at every International meet.Sarah Katsoulis World SC 2012 Bronze Medal

Meets included:

  • 2000 Oceania Championships, Christchurch, NZ. Gold 50m breast, silver 100 and 200m breast
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester, UK
  • 2003 World Championships, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2003 Duel in the pool Indianapolis, USA
  • 2004 World Short Course Championships, Indianapolis, USA, winning a bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke
  • 2006 PanPacific Championships, Victoria, Canada  2 bronze medals in the 100 breast and 4×100 medley relay.
  • 2006 World Short Course Championships, Shangai, China
  • 2007 World UNI Games, Bangkok, Thailand. Silver 50m and 100 Breast.
  • 2008 World Short Course Championships, Manchester, England where Sarah won a silver in the 50m breaststroke and in the 4 x 100m medley relay
  • 2009 World Championships, Rome, Italy winning a bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke and silver in the 4 x 100m medley relay
  • 2009 Duel in the Pool in Canberra, Australia, winning gold in the 4 x 100 medley relay, silver in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 200m breaststroke
  • 2010 PanPacific Championships, Irvine, USA winning bronze in the 100m breaststroke
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India where she won a bronze in the 200m breaststroke
  • 2010 World Short Course Championships, Dubai, UAE, winning bronze in the 4 x 100m medley relay as a heat swimmer
  • 2012 World Short Course Championships, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013 BHP Billiton Aquatic Super Series in Perth, Australia versus China and South Africa

Ellen Gandy

Ellen Gandy competed for the Club from 2008 until her retirement from swimming in 2014.ellen
After competing for Great Britain in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, Gandy decided to become an Australian Citizen.

After sitting out of International competition for a year, Elly competed in her first Competition as an Australian representative at the 2013 World Cup meets in Europe and later competed for Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Games.

Nicholas Groenewald

Nicholas Groenewald won a staggering 22 gold medals throughout his career at the Australian Age Championships (2010-16), including setting nine Australian Age group records.

  • Some of the highlights of Nicholas’s career include:Nicholas Groenewald Aust Age Medals
  • Nicholas Groenewald Aust Age Medals2015 FINA World Junior Championships, Singapore
  • 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, Samoa
  • 2014 Youth Olympics, Nanjing, China
  • 2014 Oceania Championships, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2013 Junior Olympic Cup, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2013 Australian Age Championships, 3 gold medals and Australian record in the Boys 15 year 200m backstroke
  • 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival Representative, Sydney
  • 2012 Australian Age Championships, 6 individual Gold medals and 2 Australian Age records
  • 2012 Trans Tasman Representative
  • 2011 VicSports Victorian Junior Athlete of the Year at the VicSports Awards.

Travis Mahoney

Travis Mahoney made his International debut at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul, Turkey in December 2012.  He competedTravis Mahoney WSC medal in a variety of events including the 200m Backstroke and 400m Individual medley.  He was also a member of the silver medal winning team in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay and won bronze as a heat swimmer in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay.
Travis realised his life long dream of becoming an Olympian at the 2016 Rio Olympics where he was a finalist in the Mens 400IM.
Travis has represented Australia in the following Meets:

  • 2016 Olympic Games, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, placing 7th in the 400IM final
  • 2015 World University Games, Gwangju, South Korea
  • 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, Gold Coast, Australia
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, UK
  • 2014 World Short Course Championships, Doha, UAE
  • 2013 Australia A team, US Open, Irvine, USA
  • 2012 World Short Course Championships in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011 World Uni Games, Shenzhen, China