2019 TASMANIAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Outstanding performances by Geelong swimmers at the Championships produced exceptional results.

Four new Australian QTs, 22 Gold medals, 15 Silver, 10 Bronze medals and a total of 60 finals were the highlights of a very successful meet

Zachary Hussain qualified for the Australian Open Championships in 50 FLY, 50 BKS and 100 BKS
Nicole Briscoe added the 100BKS to her other 5 events for the Australian Age Championships.

Medal winners were:
Gold Silver Bronze
Dylan Logan 7 2 1
Nicole Briscoe 3 4
Zachary Hussain 1 3 1
Phoebe Mitchell 7
Ryan McGrane 3 4
Nicole Forastieri 3
Matilda Byrnes 3 2
Brooke Briscoe 1
Hayley MacKinder 1
Oscar Durden 1

Other finalists included: Zoe (3), Byron (2), Sarah Provily (1), Kai Pavlicevic (1), Olivia Platt (2)

The team experienced all the ups and downs of sport during the meet.
Olivia Platt had three events where she was less than a second outside a National time.
Nicole Briscoe swam a 200FLY for silver exhausted she marshalled for a 100 FLY final only to be told she had been moved to the A final. We watched her take out the final fast, do a magnificent turn then motor home to win a Gold medal.

The development of our Junior swimmers is impressive. Hayley, Matilda, Brooke, Sarah, Hudson and Aaliyah all showed that they have a bright future. The development of the racing skills of Angus Skeen, Madeleine Benson, Kai Pavlicevic, Tyler Dale-Smith, Oscar Durden, and Byron Ward is pleasing to see. All these swimmers produced a number of personal best times following our race plan.

The quality of the training programs and the extra commitment and determined application of the swimmers is certainly paying dividends.

A big thanks to Sadat for his coaching of the younger swimmers and his multi class group. I very much appreciated the support, patience and understanding of Team managers, Karen Briscoe and Kate Ward

Bring on Adelaide!!

Head Coach John BW