NATIONAL TITLE: Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School student Chloe Holden.
NATIONAL TITLE: Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School student Chloe Holden. Contributed

Holden revs up with gold medal for her first national crown

IPSWICH Girls' Grammar School swimmer Chloe Holden was understandably "rapt" at winning her only event at the Australian Schools Championships in Adelaide.

Chloe collected her first national title in the 15/16 years 200m breaststroke.

That gave her extra confidence heading to Canberra to start a three-day camp tonight at the Australian Institute of Sport.

She was chosen in the Queensland team for the national short course titles.

The Year 9 student from Corinda knocked four seconds off her personal best at her first Australian schools meet. She's been swimming for five years.

"She's a quiet achiever, with perseverance, works hard in every aspect of her life," her mother Sheridan said.

"She loves the school because there's such a diversity of kids."

Chloe also swims the 100m breaststroke.

She'll continue working towards future state and national titles after the school holidays.

She's in Swimming Queensland's youth performance development squad, another boost for the 14-year-old who swam against older students in winning her Australian title.



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