Ashley-Kate Schlenner – the swim champ from our community!
Ashley-Kate born in Tasmania on 20 November 1991, lives in Brisbane now.
Ashley started swimming in 1999 at the age of 8, with the Scarborough Sharks in Queensland. Overcoming her initial fear of water, she joined the squad training at Rochedale and Runcorn primary schools.
Ashley moved on to join Special Olympics in mid-2011. Under the skilful coach Craig Tobin, Ashley was also invited to join Dunlop Park Swimming Club in 2012. Ashley’s form stroke is butterfly and regularly competes in long and short course competitions around the World. Ashley trains 5 days a week and additional 2 in Gym. To her achievement is the fact that Ashley has been swimming competitively for close to 5 years.
Ashley was selected to represent Australia in the 7th World Downs Syndrome Championships in Morelia, Mexico in 2014.
Ashley was selected to swim for Australia in the 8th world Down Syndrome Games in Florence Italy in 2016.
Ashley works Monday to Wednesday at HELP industries, Acacia Ridge. She enjoys trampolining and swimming. In her spare time, Ashley listens to music and enjoys movies and travelling with her mother. Ashley has a wide circle of friends, however swimming is the best activity she loves. “It’s fun” she says.
A brief list of her involvement and achievements is given below:
|Asia pacific Games Newcastle 2013
|Australian Team Member – Silver – 2nd– 4 x 100 Medley|
|Special Olympics State Games Caloundra 2013
|Gold – 1-4 x 50 relay
Silver – 1- 100 fly
Bronze – 2-100 free, 50 free
|Nationals Downs Down Under Sydney 2013
|First time attending
Gold – 1- Novice 25 breast, PB
Silver – 2- Novice 25 fly, 50 breast, PB
Bronze – 100 free PB
Bronze – championship
|Canberra 100 Centenary Swimming Championships SO in Canberra 2013||Gold – 3
Silver – 1
|Dunlop Park Swimming Club Australian Championships award 2013||Dunlop Park Pool Club 2013/14 Bronze club Achievement|
|Special Olympics National Games for QLD 2014||Silver– 50 fly, PB
Bronze- 50 free, 4×100 Medley relay
|7th world Down Syndrome Games Morelia Mexico 2014||Gold – 3- 25 free, 4 x 25 IM relay, 4 x 100 free relay
Silver – 2- 25 back, 25 fly
Bronze – 1- 25 back
|Sydney National DSSA 2015||Gold – 1 – 50 fly SC
Silver – 2 – SC 50 free – LC 50 free
Bronze – 1 – 50 Fly LC
|Vorgee Brisbane Swimming Championships 2015||Silver- 100 fly
Bronze – 50 fly