Young talent on display at Vic Age SC Champs

11 August 2022
2022 Vic Age SC Champs
Written by: Swimming Victoria

1092 of Victoria’s best age group swimmers from 79 clubs competing in 138 events across 2 pools made for an epic 3 days of swimming at the 2022 Victorian Age Short Course Championships at MSAC.

There was some great swimming on display from our aspiring young athletes with 16 individual records (5 Victorian, 6 Victorian Allcomers and 5 Country) and 6 relay records broken. This combined with the electric atmosphere, made for a fantastic Championships!

Age SC Champs veteran, Yanning Zhang went out with a bang in his last year competing at the Championships. The Nunawading swimmer, coached by Michal Skrodzki, claimed 3 Gold medals and smashed 6 records (3 Victorian and 3 Victorian Allcomers).

Nunawading up and comer, Harry Heath proved he’ll be one to watch in years to come. The 13 year old, coached by Mel Klamt, had an impressive campaign, claiming 5 Gold and 2 Silver medals.

In the female events, young gun Lily Koch (MLC Aquatic, coached by Ako Kusafuka) was a standout performer. The 13 year old bagging an incredible 8 Gold medals and breaking a Victorian and Victorian Allcomers Record in the Girls 13 Years 100m Breaststroke, clocking 1:10.81 in the final.

MLC Aquatic team mate Alannah Torrance (coached by Jayden Brian) was on fire, she also took home an amazing 8 Gold medals and 1 Silver.

Everything Giselle Davey touched turned to gold. The Melbourne Vicentre swimmer, coached by Seb Bettiol, added 6 Gold medals to her name as well as setting a new Victorian Allcomers Record in the Girls 15 Years 200m Freestyle with her time 1:59.29.

Nunawading Swimming Club were a force to be reckoned with in the relay events, breaking 3 Victorian and 3 Victorian All Comers Relay Records. The powerhouse club also finished top of the club points score.

Top 5 Clubs

  1. Nunawading (2691)
  2. MLC Aquatic (2257)
  3. Surrey Park (1346)
  4. Melbourne Swimming Club (1286)
  5. Geelong (924)

Well done to all our swimmers, coaches and clubs. For full results click here.

We’d like to thank our technical officials, timekeepers and volunteers for all their efforts over the Championships. Running two pools simultaneously is no mean feat and we couldn’t do it without your hard work and dedication.

We now look forward to the 2022 Victorian Open Short Course Championships this weekend. For the latest competition information click here.

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