Albany Creek Swim Club’s 14-Year-Old Prodigy Shines at World Deaf Swimming Championship

Albany Creek Swim Club’s 14-Year-Old Prodigy Shines at World Deaf Swimming Championship

A promising young swimmer from Albany Creek Swim Club has recently made headlines with his exemplary finish at the World Deaf Swimming Championships in Buenos Aires. The 14-year-old athlete took home two Bronze medals, competing in events with no age groups or divisions.



Tobi Ambrose Rinaldi proved himself as a promising young talent in the sport with his recent accomplishments which came in the form of Bronze medals in relay events – the 4 x 100m Medley Relay and the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay – along with a personal best time for Breaststroke leg.

Albany Creek Swim Club’s 14-Year-Old Prodigy Shines at World Deaf Swimming Championship
Photo Credit:  Facebook/ Albany Creek Swim Club

Tobi further showed his swimming prowess by securing a place in the Top 20 in several of the fiercely contested events including the 50m, 100m, and 200m Breaststroke, as well as the 200m Freestyle race. 

Albany Creek Swim Club’s 14-Year-Old Prodigy Shines at World Deaf Swimming Championship
Photo Credit:  Facebook/ Albany Creek Swim Club

Tobi’s journey into the world of swimming began when he joined the learn-to-swim program at the tender age of six months. He then gradually advanced through different squads. By the age of 11, Tobi became a member of Albany Creek Swim Club, marking his competitive swimming journey. 



For Tobi’s coach and mentor, Brendan Dowling, who has been coaching the rising talent for the past two years, qualifying for the championship is a testament to Tobi’s dedication and commitment to the sport. 

Albany Creek Swim Club’s 14-Year-Old Prodigy Shines at World Deaf Swimming Championship
4x200m Freestyle Relay M Championship Finals | Photo Credit:  Facebook/ Albany _Creek_Swim_Club

4x100m Medley Relay M Championship Finals

  1. Ukraine (Vladyslav Kremliakov, Denys Nakonechnyi, Oleksii Kolomiiets and Illia Sultanov) | 3:51.14
  2. Poland (Igor Stempurski, Konrad Andrzej Powroznik, Kacper Nowicki and Rafal Wojcik) | 4:11.04
  3. Australia (Dylan Campbell Logan, Tobi Ambrose Rinaldi, Nicholas John Layton and Henry Vincent Hughes) | 4:16.10

4x200m Freestyle Relay M Championship Finals 

  1. Poland (Kacper Nowicki, Jakub Kramarczyk, Rafal Wojcik, Konrad Andrzej Powroznik) | 8:05.61
  2. Ukraine (Maksym Dudnyk, Danylo Litvin, Yevhen Zaulichnyi, Ivan Zinenko) | 8:10.81
  3. Australia (Dylan Campbell Logan, Henry Vincent Hughes, Tobi Ambrose Rinaldi, Nicholas John Layton) | 8:33.98

This year’s championship took place from 14 to 19 August 2023 and was participated in by 31 countries. 

Published 29-September-2023