Author(s): Laura Sieveking
Can swim queen Delphie keep her winning edge as rivalries and unexpected scandals surface at the Academy? Having been at the Royal Academy of Sport for Girls for six months, Delphie Attkinson is living her dream. While attending a State training camp, Delphie and the Year 7 Academy swim squad, come face to face with their biggest rival, the National Swim School. Tensions are soon running high in and out of the water as the two rival schools are forced to train together. But Delphie sees this as an opportunity to learn all about the strengths and weaknesses of the Swim School's best swimmers, the unbeatable Ogilvy twins. Surprisingly, Delphie forms a close friendship with one of the sisters, however in doing so, she uncovers a shocking secret. Faced with a host of challenges she never thought she would have to encounter, can Delphie make the right choice and retain her all-important swimming crown?
Ever since she learnt to hold a pen, Laura Sieveking has loved creating stories. She remembers hiding in her room as a six-year-old, writing a series of books about an unlikely friendship between a princess and a bear. As an adult, Laura has spent the vast majority of her career working in publishing as an editor. After several years, she decided to put down her red pen and open up her laptop to create a series of her own. The Academy series is a combination of all Laura's favourite things - writing, friendship and sport, and take her back to her happy childhood memories of gymnastics training and competition. Laura lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.