Vic Open SC Champs Wrap Up

24 August 2023
MSAC Indoor Pool 2023 Vic Open SC Champs
Written by: Swimming Victoria

It was a huge weekend of racing at the Victorian Open Short Course Championships from 19-20 August. 807 swimmers from 70 clubs, including visiting teams from New South Wales and Queensland converged on MSAC for the state titles.

In the women’s multi class events Anna Leighton from Ballarat Gold (coached by Mark Stahl) was a standout performer, taking home 6 Gold medals and 2 Silver. She had tough competition from her teammate Sarah Howe (coached by Mark Stahl) who also claimed 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze medal.

Everything Harry McCraw (Camberwell Grammar Aquatic, coached by Matt Belgiovane) touched turned to gold. He dominated the Boys 12 Year Old events with an incredible 9 Gold medals.

It was a similar story for Ciara Jeffs from Yarra Plenty Waves (coached by Alex Hirshauer). She was on fire in the Girls 12 Year Old events, adding 6 state titles to her name, including a new Victorian Record in the Girls 12 Years Old 200m Backstroke with her time of 2:18.10.

Relays are always an exciting part of the program, and this year was no exception with the inclusion of a Mixed Para & Able Bodied 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay for the first time ever at these Championships. Congratulations to Geelong Swimming Club for taking out the inaugural event.

Top 5 Clubs
1. Nunawading (1576)
2. MLC Aquatic (1105)
3. Surrey Park (967)
4. Melbourne Vicentre (927)
5. Geelong (604)

For full results click here.

Congratulations to all our swimmers, coaches and clubs on a fantastic Championships! We now look forward to the Victorian Age SC Championships which kicks off on Friday 1 September.


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