The 2022 Australian Short Course Championships, also known as Sydney Sprints, were held from Wednesday, 24 to Saturday, 27 August at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre over East. The Australian Short Course Champs doubled up as the national trials for the 2022 FINA World Swimming Championships, which will be held in Melbourne this December.
16 Western Australian athletes from 8 different clubs competed and represented their state. Not only were our swimmers representing us, but we also saw 8 of our technical officials who were appointed to officiate the competition. Well done to Ian Arblaster, Robyn Arblaster, Kaye Bolger, Steve Hill, Katherine Hurford, Jacqui McNamara, Darren Michael and Nick Short.
It's great to have interstate racing back on the cards again after boarders being closed and even better to see some of the results our swimmers are pumping out.
After a block of hard training during Winter, now was the time for some fast racing. Let's congratulate our swimmers, listed below, for their successes.
Finlay Lamour from Peel Aquatic Swimming Club, coached by Zoe Baker.
|Age Final 100m Breaststroke||1:00.17||Gold|
|Age Final 50m Breaststroke||27.64||Gold|
Tegan Reder SB11 from UWA West Coast Swimming Club, coached by Rob Palfrey.
|A Final 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class||1:33.20||Gold|
|A Final 50m Breaststroke Multi-Class||43.23||Silver|
Damian Badenhorst from Rockingham Swimming Club, currently coached by Ben Higson.
|Age Final 100m Butterfly||52.42||Gold|
|Age Final 50m Freestyle||22.56||Bronze|
Holly Barratt from Rockingham Swimming Club, currently coached by Craig Jones.
|A Final 50m Backstroke||27.02||Silver|
|A Final 50m Butterfly||25.80||Bronze|
Talara-Jade Dixon from St Hildas Swim Club, coached by Deb Jones.
|A Final 100m Breaststroke||1:05.30||Bronze|
|A Final 50m Breaststroke||30.07||Silver|
Alex Saffy S10 from Bunbury Swimming Club, currently training at AIS coached by Martin Roberts.
|A Final 400m Freestyle Multi-Class||4:47.80||Bronze|
|A Final 100m Butterfly Multi-Class||59.09||Bronze|
Jayden Yong from UWA West Coast Swimming Club, coached by Rob Palfrey.
|Age Final 100m IM||55.91||Silver|
Adriano Todoro from UWA West Coast Swimming Club, coached by Rob Palfrey.
|Age Final 400m IM||4:22.15||Silver|
Jacob Hale from Riverton Aquanauts Swimming Club, coached by Gemma Herrington.
|Age Final 50m Backstroke||25.54||Bronze|
Well done to all our swimmers, clubs, coaches and officials for all their hard work last week in Sydney. For full results from the event, click here.