Local talent on display at Vic Open Champs

23 February 2021
Vic Open Champs
Written by: Swimming Victoria

The Victorian Open LC Championships may have looked a little different this year, but that didn’t stop 363 athletes from 48 clubs putting on a show at Melbourne Sports Centres (MSAC) over the weekend.

The athletes embraced the revised timed finals program and we saw some outstanding swimming over two huge days of competition.

Two Victorian Age LC Records fell, with Melbourne Vicentre’s Tara Kinder breaking the Women’s 50m Breaststroke record with her time of 31.92 and Nunawading’s William Petric setting a new record of 2:17.10 in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke. 

‘Swimmer of the Meet’ Awards were presented to the standout Victorian performances at the conclusion of the event. Congratulations to the following swimmers:

Swimmer of the Meet – awarded to the male and female Victorian athletes who achieved the highest FINA point score for a swim at these Championships.

  • Mack Horton (Melbourne Vicentre) – Men’s 400m Freestyle
  • Zoe Deacon (Nunawading) – Women’s 200m Breaststroke

Multi Class Swimmer of the Meet – awarded to the male and female Victorian multi class athletes who swam closest to the world record time for their classification.

  • Col Pearse (Melbourne H2O) – Men’s 50m Butterfly Multi Class
  • Emily Beecroft (Traralgon) Women’s 100m Freestyle Multi Class

Congratulations also to the following award winners:

Allen Challenge Trophy – Men’s 100m Freestyle – Benno Negri (Melbourne Vicentre)

Pearson Challenge Shield - Men’s 400m Freestyle – Mack Horton (Melbourne Vicentre)

Pearson Challenge Shield - Men’s 800m Freestyle – Mack Horton (Melbourne Vicentre)

For full results click here.

Putting together the revised meet with such a short timeframe was a massive effort and Swimming Victoria would like to thank all those involved in helping us make it happen. 

We now look forward to the 2021 Victorian Age LC Championships, 4-8 March 2021. For competition information click here.


Image: Nunawading Swimming Club

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