Good Luck Tane

By Diana Paton

Tane started swimming from an early age and always did well at Glenorie Primary School and School Sports Australia swimming carnivals.

He joined Galston Swim Club and it became apparent he was more than just good. He received a sports scholarship to Knox Grammar School which allowed him to further enhance his swimming skills. After Galston Swim Club he moved to Abbotsleigh Club, then to Knox Pymble Swimming Club. By Year 9 he was medaling at National competitions.

In April, he swam at the Gold Coast qualifying events for the World Junior Championships and was selected onto the Australian Junior Swim Team. Tane has recently returned from Europe where he competed at the Mare Nostrum Swimming Tour in France, Barcelona and Monaco.

On 24th August Tane leaves for Cyprus to start training with the Australian Swim team. They then travel to Israel on 4th September for the World Aquatics Junior Championships. Tane will swim the 50m freestyle and potentially earn a spot on the relay team.

Tane is only 18 years old and hopes his performance in Israel will consolidate his abilities on the world stage. Next year he hopes to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Behind every successful athlete, there is always a dedicated family. Mitch and Maree Bidois have supported Tane over the years, driving him to all his training sessions and events. At his level, he has 9 training sessions a week including gym.

With 5am starts most days, that’s a big commitment. Good Luck in Israel Tane. We hope you do well.

Tane Started Swimming

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