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Vic Open 12&U Short Course Championships Wrap-Up

Day One:

17 top 10 finishes; amongst those, 2 Gold, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze!

Our special mentions for the day:

-Amelia Ellis, 6 second drop in the 200 back, went in ranked 48th, finished 20th

-Tom Curran, 3 second drop in the 400 free to claim the state title, with top 10 finishes in the 100 back and free

-Alex Good, strong race in the 200 fly to win Gold, also Silver in the 50 fly and 4th in the 200 free

-Lewis Clarke, an impressive 2 Silver and 3 Bronze, PBs in 3 out of his 5 events

-Ebba Rosenquist, top 10 in 2 of 3 races, including her first individual Victorian podium with Bronze in the 200 fly

-Chantelle Underwood, an amazing 3 Silver medals, along with 5th in the 100 breast

-Janadan Soliman, top 10 in the 100 IM at her first State Champs

Day Two:

7 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze, amongst 17 top 10 finishes.

Special mentions to round off the meet;

-Alex Hillman, after getting off a plane Saturday midnight, took out the state title in both 50 free and 200 free, also 5th in 100 back

-Chantelle Underwood, a massive day with 1 Gold, 2 Silver and a Bronze, as well as 4th in the 100 back

-Tom Curran, Bronze in the 200 back, along with 3 other top 10 finishes

-Lewis Clarke, an 8 second drop in the 100 breast to win Gold, along with 2 other top 10 finishes

-Hamish McDougall, 2 second drop in the 200 fly to take out the state title, along with 2 other top 10 finishes

-Connor Xu, Gold in the 800 free along with 2 other top 10 finishes

-Alex Good, Gold in the 100 fly along with 3 other top 10 placings

-Sam Mathieson, 5 second drop in the 100 breast to collect Bronze at his first state champs

A big thank you to all our parent helpers, from timekeeping to taking care of accreditation.

Also well done to our coaching team of Matt and Tom, along with Kylie on Saturday whilst still recovering from her surgery.

Most importantly, a big congratulations to our swimmers! It has been an impressive month of results.

In the overall points score, Age and Open combined, Surrey Park placed 5th. 4th in the Open and 6th in the Age events. A much improved position over last year.

Matt Brown

Director of Coaching