Big results in the Swimming Championships
Monday, 28 October 2019
VIS swimmers competed at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships held on Friday 25 October, and Jess Hansen broke an Australian record at International Swimming League.
The London Roar’s winning 400 medley relay on Sunday at the Lewisville stop of the International Swimming League meet may have been representing a “British team,” but all 4 athletes are of Australian nationality, and the group combined to swim under the Australian Record in the final.
The relay of Minna Atherton, Jess Hansen (Victorian Institute of Sport), Emma McKeon, and Cate Campbell combined to swim a 3:47.91, which easily broke the 2010 record of 3:48.88. What’s more, the Australian/Roar relay probably left more than a second in the water – with anchor Cate Campbell hitting the water 2.5 seconds ahead of the LA Current’s 2nd-place relay, she was able to cruise to a win. She split 52.0 on the anchor – which actually still extended their lead – but she was 50.8 in a relay earlier in the meet, and is the World Record holder in short course meters at 50.25 (on a flat start – which was at a similar time of year as this weekend’s meet in 2017).
The Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships were held on Friday 25th October, with two exhibition races taking place during the finals- the Men’s Freestyle Skins and the Women’s Freestyle Skins. The swimmers dashed for cash in this exciting new elimination format.
The Skins event was a test of speed, endurance and stamina, the field was wide open to see who could back up the 100m Freestyle with two 50m sprints. Ten starters lined up for the 100m Freestyle, the top four collected $100 and continued to the next round. After a short rest, the same four raced in a 50m Freestyle race and the top two collected $250 and continued to the final. The final duel was a fast and furious 50m dash with the winner taking home $1000.
Victorian Institute of Sport’s, Matt Temple, won the Men’s Skins event after out-touching Olympic champion Mack Horton by 0.18 in the final 50m.
See below for a full list of VIS results from the Australian Short Course Championships:
2nd Women 12&O 200 IM Multi-Class
1st Women 12&O 50 SC Metre Breaststroke Multi-Class
3rd Women 12&O 100 SC Metre Backstroke Multi-Class
2nd Women 12&O 50 SC Metre Butterfly Multi-Class
1st Women 12&O 100 SC Metre Breaststroke Multi-Class
2nd Women 12&O 100 SC Butterfly Multi-Class
2nd Men 400m Freestyle
3rd Men 200m SC Butterfly
2nd Men 100 SC Metre Butterfly
3rd Women 100m SC Freestyle
1st Women 100 SC Metre Butterfly
2nd Women 200 SC Metre Freestyle
1st Women 12 & Over 50 SC Metre Freestyle Multi-Class
1st Women 12&O 100 SC Metre Freestyle Multi-Class
3rd Men 50 SC Metre Breaststroke
3rd Men 200 SC Metre Breaststroke
2nd Women 200 SC Metre Breaststroke
3rd Men 12&O 100 SC Metre Butterfly Multi-Class
3rd Women 12&O 100 SC Butterfly Multi-Class