Duel in the pool

Written by: Swimming Victoria
05 September 2019
2019 Vic Age SC Champs

1248 swimmers from 88 clubs competing in 166 events across 2 pools made for an epic 3 days of swimming at the Victorian Age Short Course Championships at MSAC.

The competition was fast and fierce with 38 individual and 6 relay records broken. The addition of mixed relays added even more excitement to the program and saw 4 new records set, with Nunawading and MLC Aquatic claiming 2 each.

There were some close finishes throughout the Championships, none closer than in the Boys 17-18 50m Freestyle where we witnessed a rare dead heat. Kyle Micallef (Cheltenham) and Flynn McMahon (EC Waves) stormed home, both touching the wall at 23.04 to share the victory.

Fresh from the World Junior Champs in Budapest, Gabrielle Peiniger continued her great form. The MLC Aquatic swimmer took home an impressive 7 Gold medals and 1 Bronze, breaking 4 Victorian and 3 Victorian All comers Records in the process.

MLC and World Junior Champs teammate, Noah Millard also showed no signs of jet lag. The 16-year-old set 3 Victorian and 3 Victorian All comers Records as he claimed 5 Gold and a Bronze medal.

Top 5 Clubs:

  1. Nunawading (1459)
  2. MLC Aquatic (1218)
  3. Northcote (796)
  4. Surrey Park (433)
  5. DVE Aquatic (426)

Well done to all our swimmers, coaches and clubs. For full results click here.

We’d like to thank our technical officials, timekeepers and volunteers for all their hard work over the Championships. Running two pools simultaneously is no mean feat and we couldn’t do it without your commitment and dedication.

We now look forward to the 2019 Victorian Open Short Course Championships, 14-15 September. For competition information click here.

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