Belinda Hocking – Australian Olympian Visits the Girls’ Assembly

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Belinda Hocking, Olympian veteran who has taken part in a number of Olympics including Rio, came to speak to the Year 3-6 girls in Assembly. Belinda told us her life story and how she became a national swimmer.  She spoke about her hardships and triumphs.  She talked about the level of determination and girt needed to succeed.  She talked about her dreams and emphasised to the girls that through hard work anything is possible.   After achieving fifth in the backstroke finals at Rio she has thought about retiring but has now decided to work through to the Commonwealth Games in 2018. . It was inspiration her talk as she was a talented and natural speaker.  She is training o become a primary teacher so we we have invited her back to Tintern in the future for a placement. Her home swimming club is Nunawading Swimming club. We are grateful to the club who supports us so well as they helped to organise this special visit. If you would like to read more about Belinda you may like to try this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belinda_Hocking

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