Aus SC Champs Highlights

01 September 2022
Samuel Williamson
Written by: Swimming Victoria, Image: Delly Carr

The short course action continued at the 2022 Australian Short Course Swimming Championships from 24-27 August at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

It was a strong campaign from our Victorian athletes with a medal tally of 25, including 10 Gold, 8 Silver and 7 Bronze.  

Fresh from the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Sam Williamson was at his best. The Melbourne Vicentre swimmer, coached by Craig Jackson, swam a personal best time of 26.27 to claim the national title in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke. He went on to take out the trifecta with Gold medals in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke events.

Hot on his heels in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke was MLC Aquatic’s David Schlicht (coached by Jayden Brian). Schlicht hit the wall just behind Williamson at 2:07.79 to take out the Silver. It was another epic battle in the Men’s 400m IM with Schlicht going head to head with Olympian Brendon Smith. Smith came out on top with Schlicht stopping the clock at 4:01.44, collecting another Silver.

Following on from a strong performance at the recent Victorian Open Short Course Championships, the good form continued for Geelong’s Dylan Logan (coached by Aaron Tenabel). He claimed Silver in the Men’s 50m Freestyle Multi Class in a time of 25.12. The 19 year old also took home Bronze in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle Multi Class events.

Callum Halloran-Lavelle (Warragul, coached by Paul Myers) took out the Gold in the Age Final of the Men’s 100m IM with his time 55.48. He also won Silver medals in the Men’s 50 Breaststroke and 50m Backstroke Age Finals and Bronze in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke and 200m IM Age Finals. An impressive haul from the young simmer who is also juggling Year 12 studies.

Melbourne Swimming Club’s Holly Neville (coached by Ian Pope) was another standout performer. She had victories in the Women’s 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle Age Finals. She also added a Bronze medal to her collection in the Age Final of the Women’s 100m Freestyle.

17 year old Sienna Shepherd was impressive in the Backstroke events. The Melbourne Vicentre swimmers, coached by Seb Bettiol won Gold in the Age Finals of the Women’s 100m and 200m Backstroke.

Congratulations to all our medalists:

Sam Williamson (Melbourne Vicentre) – Men’s 50m, 100m & 200m Breaststroke
Holly Neville (Melbourne Swimming Club) – Women’s 50m Butterfly & 50m Freestyle (Age Finals)
Sienna Shepherd (Melbourne Vicentre) – Women’s 100m & 200m Backstroke (Age Finals)
Haruki Nakanishi (Nunawading) – Men’s 200m Butterfly (Age Final)
Callum Halloran-Lavelle (Warragul) – Men’s 100m IM (Age Final)
Nunawading A - Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay

David Schlicht (MLC Aquatic) – Men’s 400m IM & 200m Breaststroke
Callum Halloran-Lavelle (Warragul) – Men’s 50m Breaststroke & 50m Backstroke (Age Finals)
Dylan Logan (Geelong) – Men’s 50m Freestyle Multi Class
Nunawading A - Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Nunawading A – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Surrey Park A – Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay

Dylan Logan (Geelong) – Men’s 50m Butterfly Multi Class & 100m Freestyle Multi Class
Callum Halloran-Lavelle (Warragul) – Men’s 100m Breaststroke & 200m IM (Age Finals)
Holly Neville (Melbourne Swimming Club) – Women’s 100m Freestyle (Age Final)
Tommy Lane (Haileybury Aquatic) – Men’s 400m Freestyle (Age Final)
Dokoda Mathers (Nunawading) – Women’s 200m IM (Age Final)

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