The Hills Sports High School win a 13th straight Sydney West champion school at regional championships

Golden girl: The Hills Sports High School swimmer Taylah Ozdemir won six gold, two silver and one bronze medal at the Sydney West Regional Swimming Championships. Picture: Andrew Tetley

Golden girl: The Hills Sports High School swimmer Taylah Ozdemir won six gold, two silver and one bronze medal at the Sydney West Regional Swimming Championships. Picture: Andrew Tetley

The Hills Sports High School has continued its dominance at Sydney West Regional Swimming Championships to win its 13th straight champion school title.

With 13 individual gold medalists and five relay wins, it was a strong result for the school.

Taylah Ozdemir, 13, was the star of the meet after winning six gold, two silver and a bronze medal on her way to the under-14 age champion.

“It was good, especially because I made more races than I did last year,” she said.

“I did okay last year but I didn’t get as many as I would have liked to to go to Combined High Schools (CHS).”

Taylah was one of three age champions from the school with under-13 champion Madissyn Powells winning three gold and five silver and Holly Ryan with three gold and two silver.

A Quakers Hill resident, Taylah said she looks forward to returning to the CHS Swimming Championships.

“Last year, I didn’t go too well,” she said.

“I don’t even think I made it into the finals last year but it was a good learning experience to know how to prepare better for races.”

The school’s director of sport Andrew Tetley praised the successful meet. 

“The success at the Sydney West championships proved that our swimmers are heading in the right direction,” he said.

“Taylah in particular, her progress over the last 18 months has been nothing short of spectacular.”

He said there were upwards of 25 students who will represent the school at the NSW CHS Swimming Championships at the Sydney Aquatic Centre from April 2 to 4.​

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