The 2018 Victorian Age Short Course Championships were held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) on August 31st to September 2nd. Over the three day meet, the Geelong Swimming Club saw some fantastic results with medals, PB’s and lots of great swimming!

Geelong Swimming Club Facts
• 30 swimmers (18 in 2018)
• ??? in the Team Points (19th in 2018)
• 4 Silver & 7 Bronze medals (3 Bronze medals in 2018)
• 30 x Top 10 finishes (17 in 2018)
• 70% PB’s (60%in 2018)

Medalists
Madison Cooper 2xSilver in 200BKS & 400IM
Nicole Briscoe 1xSilver 200BKS & 1xBronze 100 BKS
Dylan Logan 1xSilver 100FS & 3xBronze 100FLY, 100BKS, 100BRS

4 or more PB’s
Madison Cooper (6); Zoe Jennings (4); Kai Pavlicevic (5); Will Sanderson (4); Angus Skeen (4); Nicole Forastieri (4); Drew Green (4); Mackenzie Hooper (4); Archie Vernon (4), Zac McInnes (5), Byron Ward (4),

Highlights
Grace Harris – 59.85 for 100FS (Club Record), 2.09.65 for 200FS
Drew Green – 1.57.43 for 200FS, 54.71 100 FS
Archie Vernon – 1.56.71 for 200FS, 53.54 100FS
Madison Cooper 4 x Club Records 400FS, 800FS, 400IM, 200BKS, & 50 FS 27.71
Luka Mathe 50 FS 27.91
Girls 4×50 FS 4th – Madi, Nicole B, Luka and Olivia

Madison Cooper has been selected in the Victorian Team for the State Teams Competition at the AIS in Canberra in October.

A BIG thank you to Team Manager, MARTINE COOPER for her help recording the analysis of the swimmers races. Also to Assistant Coach, ZACHARY HUSSAIN who helped out with warm-ups, motivation and entertainment. And of course the inimitable, LUCKY WEERAKODY who came to almost every session to coach his charges and help with recording of the swimmer’s technical details.

This meet was a major improvement on last year’s results