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Noosa campus proud of Tessa's Special Olympics succcess

Noosa campus proud of Tessa's Special Olympics succcess

Published:03 July 2018

CQUni Noosa Admin Assistant Tessa Howie has been winning medals at the Special Olympics Australia national games.

CQUniversity Noosa Admin Assistant Tessa Howie recently competed in the Special Olympics Australia (SOA) national games in Adelaide, representing Queensland in the aquatics event.

Tessa was extremely successful, with three personal bests (PBs), bringing home two silver medals in two of her three events.

Watching the 50 m backstroke had spectators on the edge of their seats, as Tessa swam for silver, finishing with an 11-second PB, a fingernail finish, and not much wind left in the sails.

Goggles falling off in the 50 m freestyle resulted in a slow start, with Tessa coming last in a pool of eight competitors. However, another whirlwind challenge saw her mop up the pool to finish with a one-second personal best and another silver medal.

Entering the 100 m freestyle with the 8th best time was no sweat for Tess. Once again, the adrenaline kicked in, with another three-second PB and a fourth place at the finish line.

Tessa thanks all those who generously donated to her fundraising campaign leading up to the event.

For more information on Special Olympics Australia, visit  http://www.specialolympics.com.au/ .

SOA is always looking for new coaches, athletes, and volunteers across all sports, as well as donations and sponsors.