Fast paced Vic Sprint Champs

16 January 2024
Nunawading swimmers at 2024 Vic Sprint Champs
Written by: Swimming Victoria, Image: Nunawading Swimming Club

It was an exciting start to 2024 with the Victorian Sprint Championships kicking things off on 13-14 January.

This year the Championships went from three sessions to four with the 14 and under swimmers competing in heats and finals on Saturday, followed by the 15 and overs on Sunday.

1500 of Victoria’s best were joined by swimmers from NSW, WA, Tasmania and Queensland. It was an action packed 2 days of racing with some fast swimming and impressive results, including 7 new Victorian records.

Lily Koch (Nunawading, coached by Nick Veliades) was on fire in the Girls 15 Years 50m Breaststroke, finishing in a new Victorian Record time of 32.64. She took home another two Gold medals in the Girls 15 Years 50m Butterfly (28.50) and 50m Backstroke (30.02) as well as a Bronze in the Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay.

Bendigo East’s Henry Allan (coached by John Jordan) continued his fine form from the Victorian Age LC Championships, he broke the Victorian Allcomers Record in the heats of the Boys 15 Years 50m Backstroke with his time, 27.14. He went on to do it again in the final, clocking 27.13 and rewriting the record books again. He also had victories in the Boys 15 Years 50m Butterfly (26.09) and Freestyle (24.90).

Congratulations to all our newest record holders:

Victorian Records

  • Lily Koch (Nunawading) – Girls 15 Years 50m Breaststroke 32.64
  • Jacob Riches (Geelong) – Boys 13 Years 50m Butterfly 26.93

Victorian All Comers Records

  • Henry Allan (Bendigo East) - 
    • Boys 15 Years 50m Backstroke 27.14
    • Boys 15 Years 50m Backstroke 27.13
  • Jacob Riches (Geelong) – Boys 13 Years 50m Butterfly 26.93
  • Sienna Toohey (Albury) – Girls 14 Years 50m Breaststroke 32.34

Victorian Country Records

  • Archie Smyth (South Gippsland Bass) – Boys 11 & Under 50m Backstroke 33.53

To view the full results, click here.

Nunawading Swimming Club finished on top taking out the Club of the Meet Trophy for scoring the highest aggregate points.  The finished ahead of Surrey Park (1011) and Melbourne Swimming Club (725) with MLC Aquatic (595) and Geelong (391) rounding out the top five.

To view the full point score click here.

The action continues this weekend as we head to Traralgon for the Victorian Country LC Championships. Catch it on Kayo Freebies!

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