Dana Carroll - Finalist 2019 Young Achiever of the Year

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Palmerston Sharks Swimming Club

Dana Carroll - Finalist 2019 Young Achiever of the Year

Achievements

In total Dana holds 30 Australian records!!
‘Swimming Australia’ Australian Records for:-
all 11 long course events the 14yrs girls S16 (transplant)
10 out of 11 long course events for the 15yrs girls S16 (transplant)
7 out of 13 Australian records for the long course Open female S16 (transplant)
2 short course Australian Open female S16 (transplant) records

…PLUS Dana holds the following School Sport records:-
7x Pacific School Games records (out of the 10) 13-15yrs girls Multi-class records
8x School Sport Australia records (out of the 10) 13-15yrs girls Multi-class records

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As a representative for the Northern Territory in Swimming, and an Australian record holder in numerous events, Dana has done the Territory proud in her performances and sportsmanship. Dana has competed at a national level several times at the Australian Age Swimming Championships, Pacific School Games, Australian School Sport, and more recently at the Australian Transplant Games. She also currently holds NUMEROUS Australian age and open swimming records, Pacific School Games and School Sport records.

Since starting swimming ~2-3years ago, Dana frequently represents her Swimming Club at numerous swim meets both locally and interstate.  She regularly assists with coaching the junior squads at her swimming club, frequently volunteers with the Club's fundraising ventures, and is often more recently seen lending a hand where possible, to officials at swim meets and on club nights. Dana actively encourages younger swimmers to get involved in swimming and help out with other club duties. Dana is also currently working towards gaining her Pool Life Guard certification.

Through competing, and fundraising activities for her inter-state swimming commitments and for her Swimming Club, Dana has been able to raise the profile of NT swimming, multi-class swimming, her swimming club, and organ donation. Dana received a kidney transplant at 8years old, after being sick for ~3years, and often has to tell her story to others. Because she looks so normal on the outside, people don’t realize the ‘inner’ health challenges Dana faces daily. Dana’s swimming achievements despite health challenges is amazing.

We wish Dana all the best with her pursuits.  Congratulations on being a Finalist for this years NT Young Achiever of the Year.

In The Pool

2018 Australian Age Swimming Championships

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2018 Australian School Sport Swimming Championships

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2018 NT Open & Age Swimming Championships

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2018 NT Short Course Swimming Championships

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2018 Australian Transplant Games

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