Vic Open SC Champs recap

Written by: Swimming Victoria
18 September 2019
Vic Open SC Nunawading

530 athletes took to the pool at MSAC for two days of fast paced competition at the Victorian Open Short Course Championships over the weekend. There was a great atmosphere both in and out of the pool, which made for a fitting way to cap off what has been an exciting short course championship season.

Everything Gabriella Peiniger touched turned to gold. The MLC Aquatic swimmer continued her fine form with victories in all 6 of her individual events. She also broke an incredible 13 records across the Championships and was part of 2 record breaking MLC relay teams.

Mixed relays always add some excitement, and this year was no exception. In the Mixed 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay, the Melbourne Vicentre team had the crowd on their feet as they stormed home and broke the Victorian and Victorian All Comers records with their time 1:34.72. The star-studded line up was made up of Jack Gerrard, Benno Negri, Elyse Woods and Koti Ngawati.

In the Mixed 4 x 50m Medley Relay it was Nunawading’s turn to impress. Their all-star team of Bowen Gough, Jess Hansen, Matthew Temple and Julia Hawkins was too strong for the competition, claiming the win in a new Victorian record time of 1:42.85.

The winning streak continued for Nunawading, once again taking out the Winter Short Course Trophy for the highest aggregate points across both Victorian Short Course Championships.

CLUB

AGE SC POINTS

OPEN SC POINTS

TOTAL POINTS

Nunawading

3238

1200

4438

MLC Aquatic

2070

631

2701

Northcote

1745

712

2457

Surrey Park

1107

346

1453

Melbourne Vicentre

700

638

1338

Well done to all our swimmers, coaches and clubs on their performances at the Championships. For full results click here.

We now look forward to our long course season which kicks off with the Country and Metro Junior District Competitions on 9 & 10 November 2019.

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