Exciting Performances on Day 2 of Australian Swimming Championships

19 April 2023

The second day of the 2023 Australian Swimming Championships saw Talara-Jade Dixon (St Hilda’s, c: Deb Jones) continued her medal streak, securing a Bronze medal in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke. This marks the second day in a row that Dixon has finished on the podium, proving that she’s a force to be reckoned with. In the Age Finals, Crystal Edwards (Scarborough Beach, c: Cam Hawthorn) finished in fifth place with a time of 1:12.15, ahead of Calia Vlastuin (7th). Lauren Gastevich (Arena, c: Simon Redmond) also had a solid performance in the B-Finals, finishing fifth with a time of 1:11.28, ahead of Anna Monaghan (8th).

In the Men’s 50m Freestyle Multi-Class, Ben Popham S9 (Arena, c: Simon Redmond) put up a great fight, finishing fourth with a time of 26.62, ahead of Alex Saffy S10 (8th). Liam Smith S9 (UWA West Coast, c: Rob Palfery) also put in a strong performance in the Age Finals, finishing in ninth place touching at 29.74.

Iona Anderson (Breakers/WAIS) had a fantastic swim in the Women’s 100m Backstroke, finishing in fourth place with a time of 1:01.42, ahead of Alyssa Burgess (9th). In the Age Finals, Arena teammates Charlotte Ericksen and Tiana Forrestal (c: Simon Redmond), finished in eighth and ninth place respectively.

Tegan Reder SB11 (UWA West Coast, c: Rob Palfery) put in a solid performance, finishing in fifth place in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class. Joshua Yong (UWA West Coast/WAIS) finished fifth in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke with a time of 2:14.61.

Kate Baxter (Peel Aquatic, c: Zoe Baker) had a strong swim in the Women’s 200m Butterfly Age Final, finishing in third place with a time of 2:22.31. And in the Men’s 50m Backstroke Age Final, Filip Fraczek-Krygier (Peel Aquatic, c: Zoe Baker) finished fifth with a time of 27.25, only just ahead of Jett Walker (6th). Thomas Prowton (Arena, c: Simon Redmond) also put in a solid performance in the B-Final, finishing in eighth place, ahead of James Hansford (10th).

Amazing to see many athletes putting in strong performances and giving it their all. The competition continues today, with more events on the agenda.

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