Vic Age Champs Excite

16 March 2023
2023 Vic Age Champs
Written by: Swimming Victoria

The Victorian swimming community proved that it is well and truly back to it’s best with 5 days of action packed racing at the Victorian Age LC Championships!

Over 1300 athletes from 80 clubs showcased their talents and tested themselves against the best age group swimmers in Victoria as well as swimmers from Singapore, New Zealand, NSW, Queensland and WA.

We saw some outstanding swimming throughout the competition with records broken, countless PBs and national qualifying times achieved.

Surrey Park’s Arika Erdenko broke the Victorian Allcomers record in the Girls 12 & 13 Years 1500m Freestyle with her time 18:08.39 and Thomas Sutherland from Western Melbourne Propulsion set a new Victorian Allcomers record of 1:05.03 in the Boys 15 Years 100m Breaststroke.

Our top performing swimmers in each age group were recognised with Age Group Champion Awards. Congratulations to the following swimmers:

Age Group Champions





Awarded to the male in each age group who achieves the highest aggregate points core.

Awarded to the female in each age group who achieves the highest aggregate points score.

12 Years

Harry McCraw – Camberwell Grammar Aquatic

Ciara Jeffs – Yarra Plenty Waves

13 Years

Luca Brown – Melbourne Swimming Club

Zahlie Snijders – Geelong

14 Years

Harry Heath – Nunawading

Lily Koch – MLC Aquatic

15 Years

Campbell Wilson-Moran – Haileybury Aquatic

Jessica Wilson – Nunawading

16 Years

Liam Molloy – Haileybury Aquatic

Alannah Torrance – MLC Aquatic

17-18 Years

Oliver MacKenzie – Surrey Park

Dakoda Mathers - Nunawading

Para Age Group Winners





Awarded to the male Para Swimmer in each age group who achieves the highest aggregate points score.

Awarded to the female Para Swimmer in each age group who achieves the highest aggregate points score.

12-14 Years

Hamish Keenan – Swimland

Evie Lee – Geelong

15-18 Years

James Logan – Melbourne Swimming Club

Kayla Wilson - Traralgon

For full results click here.

For the seventh year in a row, Nunawading Swimming Club confirmed itself as Victoria’s powerhouse club, taking out the Fred Blunt Trophy for the highest aggregate points over the Victorian Age and Open LC Championships. It amassed an impressive 3635 points across the two Championships, ahead of MLC Aquatic (2452) and Melbourne Swimming Club (2440).

View the full team points scores here

Congratulations to all our winners, presentation of all awards will take place at the Swimming Victoria Awards, details coming soon.

The excitement wasn’t just in the pool, in a huge development for the sport, Hawk-Eye was in full operation, providing video timing during the Championships. This meant that for the first time ever, no Timekeepers were required on pool deck, eliminating approximately 600 parent timekeeping shifts.

With help from BigVoice Media Group, the footage from Hawk-Eye was also utilised to provide live streaming via Kayo Freebies and YouTube for our international viewers. We were also able to stream the action on screens throughout the venue to enhance the spectator experience.

The atmosphere at the Championships was electric, with Funky Trunks & Funkita, Swimmerch, Sports in Focus and Project H2grow all adding to the vibe. The addition of the bar area and balcony viewing during finals sessions also proved to be a crowd pleaser!

Swimming Victoria would like to thank all swimmers, coaches, parents, officials and volunteers for a fantastic Victorian Age LC Championships.

We now look forward to the All Junior Competition which kicks off with our country swimmers this weekend. For more information click here.

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