5 November 2016
Hamish McDougall and Tom Curran together with Surrey Park's Director of Coaching Matt Brown travelled to Brisbane for the Australian Short Course Championships, held on 3rd to 5th November. The Surrey Park swimmers competed alongside members of the Australian Swim Team who had recently returned from the Rio Olympics.
Overall it was a successful couple of days for the Surrey Park boys.
Hamish qualified for and finished 5th in the final of the 200 Butterfly. Tom finished 9th in the 200 Backstroke final. Hamish also qualified for the final of the 400 Individual Medley and finished 6th Australian in this event..
In addition, Hamish was first reserve for the final of the 200 Individual Medley and Tom was second reserve for the 400 Freestyle final.
Tom had some big break through swims especially in the heats of 200 Backstroke where he swam sub 2 minutes. In the final of the 400 Medley Hamish took more than 4 secs off his heats swim.Matt Brown Director of Coaching