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Coaches Report Vic Age 13-18 Years SC Championships

The end of the winter pinnacle competition, Victorian S/C Championships, kicked off with the 13-18 years old section last weekend. Surrey Park was represented by 19 swimmers, who were very eager to show their families and friends how hard they have worked throughout the past 3-4 months.

This they all did by posting some amazing swims, with many swimmers reaching finals and some standing on the Podium receiving their medals.

Surrey Park had some outstanding swims, and it wasn’t just our medalists that were great. The following swimmers performed at a whole NEW level and came away with enormous improvements:

Hamish Langford

13 second PB in 200 Fly

Morgan Morffew

29 second PB in 1,500 Free

Nick Chang

4 second PB in 200 Brst

Sam Li

4 second PB in 100 Brst

Tom Harkin

4 second PB in 200 IM

Jim Bian

2 second PB in 100 Back

Alex Good

Sub 1.00 minute for 100 Fly

Connor Xu

Sub 16.00 minutes for 1,500 Free

Dani Smithson

2 second PB in 100 Brst

Aidan Gleeson

5 second PB in 200 Back

Our Finalists / Medalists were as follows:

Alex Good

2 Gold-1 Silver-1 Bronze-1x4th-2x5th

Dani Smithson

1 Gold-1 Silver-2x4th

Aidan Gleeson

1 Silver-1 Bronze-1x5th-1x10th

Connor Xu

1 Silver-1x5th-1x8th-1x9th-3x10th

Morgan Morffew

1x5th-1x7th

Hamish Langford

1x5th

Sophie McLeish

1x5th

Nick Chang    

1x7th-1x8th

Surrey Park's results at a glance:  

  • 17 of 19 swimmers swam PB’s
  • 8 of 19 swimmers = Top 10 Finish / Final
  • 4 of 19 swimmers = Podium Finish
  • 2 of 19 swimmers = State Champion
  • 27 x Top 10 Finishes
  • 3 Gold-4 Silver-2 Bronze
  • 93 PB’s from 87 Swims – Awesome!

What a fantastic effort by all swimmers who competed on the weekend.

We have two more sections of the Short Course meets to go. The Victorian Short Course Competition this weekend followed by the Vic Open and 12/Under Short Course Championships the following weekend.

A big “thank you” goes out to our Coaching staff, Tom, Pat, Sarah, Matt and of course Kylie. Even though she was not on pool deck this weekend, she was certainly there in spirit and via the phone / text. She was so proud to see all the fast swims from ALL SP swimmers – Rest Up Kylie and come back soon!

Matt Brown

Director of Coaching – Surrey Park Swimming Club