Simon, Matt, Heidi and Ian in Portugal

Simon, Matt, Heidi and Ian in Portugal

Congratulations to Female Club Captain Heidi Gan who is off to her second Olympics (representing Malaysia). She secured her spot in the 10 KM Marathon Olympic qualifier held  in Portugal on the weekend. However the fortunes for our Male Club Captain, Simon Huitenga, in the same event were not so sweet. Simon came agonisingly close to securing the Australian spot.  He swam fast enough to meet the Olympic Qualifying standard but was the second Australian over the line by just 3.5 seconds. As only one competitor from Australia is eligible to attend Simon misses out on a spot. Commiserations go to Simon but he is to be applauded for his fantastic effort to get so close.