This year, Surrey Park swimmers made the Victorian Sprint Championships one of their targeted meets and came to the competition with no less than 46 swimmers ready to compete over the 2 day meet.
Our swimmers came into the meet in various stages of fatigue due to the training phase that they are currently in, so performance was going to be “Like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get”. And that’s exactly what we got, with some outstanding efforts.
Many of our swimmers made it through the preliminary heats on Saturday to come back and contend the finals on Sunday. The following swimmers were successful in making finals in individual events and reaching the podium:
|Aidan Gleeson||50 Free 1st, 50 Back 1st, 50 Fly 3rd|
|Alex Hillman||50 Free 1st, 50 Fly 4th, 50 Back 7th|
|Laura Davy||50 Fly 1st, 50 Breast 4th, 50 Free 6th|
|Emma Smithson||50 Fly 2nd, 50 Free 10th|
|Lewis Clarke||50 Breast 6th, 50 Back 7th, 50 Fly 7th|
|Chantelle Underwood||50 Free 2nd, 50 Fly 6th, 50 Breast 6th|
|Ryan Lobo||50 Back 5th|
|Cooper Cheesman||50 Breast 8th|
|Dani Smithson||50 Free 4th|
|Tori Elson||50 Back 6th, 50 Free 8th|
|Ebba Rosenquist||50 Fly 2nd, 50 Fee 2nd, 50 Breast 7th, 50 Back 10th|
|Alex Good||50 Fly 4th|
|Kahlia Marsh||50 Breast 4th, 50 Free 8th, 50 Fly 9th|
|Hamish McDougall||50 Fly 6th|
|Tom Curran||50 Back 4th|
In the 16/U 5X50 Freestyle Relays:
Surrey Park’s Girls team finished 5th.
The Boys A Team finished 8th and the B team finished 14th.
The weekend’s medal total was as follows: 3 Gold – 4 Silver – 2 Bronze
What a great effort from the whole team, with a very high percentage of PBs from many swimmers. A special mention to ALL our parent supporters who time kept over the weekend, especially on Saturday after nearly 11 hours at the pool. Also to Coaches Tom, Pat and Sarah – Great job guys!Matt Brown Director of Coaching