The BluescopeWIN Lonestar program is a great community of motivated, talented athletes, with over 15 sports being represented across the program in 2020.

As Captain, Ben Giason said, “it’s all about the one percenters to make me stand out from the rest,” and the Lonestar program does just that – it allows athletes to extend their knowledge and skills in being an athlete. Watch the year reflection here.

Across the 2019-20 scholarship we saw the Lonestar athletes still managing to achieve the highest accolades and results despite many competitions being cancelled or altered due to COVID.

Congratulations to the Bluescope Lonestars on their phenomenal achievements, commitment to training, education, and strength and conditioning, and enthusiasm for excellence.

Congratulations to CHELSEA JONES on winning the 2019-20 BluescopeWIN Lonestar of the Year!

While Chelsea has been awarded the BluscopeWIN Lonestar award specifically for her achievements in Swimming, Chelsea is somewhat of an overachiever, having success in not one, two or three, but four sports. Chelsea is kept extremely busy with her commitments in swimming, surf lifesaving, pool rescue and is a member of the IAS Netball team.  

Over the past year, Chelsea has produced incredible achievements despite her main focus and event for the year, the Australian National Swimming Championshipsbeing cancelled due to COVID.  

Chelsea’s major achievements over the past year include: 

 Swimming:   

  • 2019 Swimming NSW Gold Sharks squad member      
  • 2019 NSW State Championships4 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze 
  • Awarded Swimmer of the Night for 200 free at the NSW Championshipsfor being the closest percentage scale to the Australian record.   
  • 2020 NSW Country Champs: 3x gold, 3x silver, 1x bronze   
  • 2020 NSW Performance squad member   

Surf Life Saving:   

  • NSW Youth Team (Australian gold medal team)  
  • Sydney Water Surf Series winner  
  • Awarded Illawarra Best Junior Athlete of the Year   
  • NSW State Surf Championships: 2 silver, 1 bronze  

Pool rescue:  

  • New Zealand National Championships:  2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze   

Even with her huge sporting and training commitments, Chelsea always finds time to partake in IAS offerings and is one of the first to volunteer for any community engagement activities. Chelsea volunteers her time for the Riding the Waves Program that assistchildren with disabilities participate in nippers and become surf aware.  

Chelsea is a hard-working talent, we are all excited to see what she can achieve. Keep striving for greatness Chelsea!  

Chelsea Jones

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