Millie Rae and Jamie Jack selected in Queensland school sports swimming team

CHAMP: Jamie Jack is among the local athletes preparing to head to the School Sports National Championships in July.

CHAMP: Jamie Jack is among the local athletes preparing to head to the School Sports National Championships in July.

TWO Sheldon College swimmers are among the young athletes selected on the Queensland school sports swimming team. 

Jamie Jack and Millie Rae were among a group of 13 Sheldon College students to compete for the Metropolitan East Region at the recent state championships and were chosen to represent the state after standout performances.

Jamie won gold in the 17 years 50m freestyle, silver in the 100m freestyle, silver in both relays and finished 7th in the 200m freestyle.

In the 10 year age group, Millie claimed bronze in the 50m butterfly, silver in the freestyle relay, was 5th in the 200m individual medley, 9th in the 50m backstroke and 10th in the 100m freestyle.

As well as making the Queensland School Sport Swimming Team, Jamie will head to Swimming Australia's Age Nationals in Adelaide next week with Sheldon College head swimming coach Alex Jordan.

Mr Jordan said he was proud of the swimmers' efforts. 

"Jamie is a naturally gifted athlete in many ways," he said.

"His ability to connect with the water for maximum propulsion and to move through the water effortlessly, is very impressive. 

"(He) has also really improved his commitment to...his approach to training and competition over the past few years and he is reaping the rewards.

"Millie loves swimming (and) is always at swimming with a smile on her face.

"She is a hard worker and has a very competitive streak."

SWIMMER: Millie Rae's passion for swimming was key to her success, coach Alex Jordan said.

SWIMMER: Millie Rae's passion for swimming was key to her success, coach Alex Jordan said.

Mr Jordan said he wanted to see Jamie and Millie performing at their best at the national championships.

"If they continue to follow their training and competition processes well, they'll perform at their best and I can't ask them for any more than that," he said. 

Jamie and Millie will compete at the School Sports National Championships in Melbourne in July.