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Club and Community | 13 September 2023

World Record on opening night of Aussie Short Course

A WORLD record from Para World Championship medallist Jack Ireland and a vintage swim from dual Olympian David Morgan were opening night highlights of the Australian Short Course Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Ireland smashed his own S14 record he set last month to win the multi-class 200m free in 1:51.55 – bettering his old mark of 1:52.49.

And then David Morgan, 29 years of age and with the Rio and Tokyo Olympics on his resume, out touched crowd favourite Cody Simpson (pictured) to win the men’s 50m butterfly.

For Simpson, an early thumbs up after qualifying first for the men’s 50m butterfly, was soon forgotten as Morgan clocked 22.85secs to 22.93 with Alex Quach (23.38secs) third.

In other results, Tokyo Olympian Maddie Gough ignited her Short Course program with an easy win in the women’s 1500m – touching first in 15:45.69, with Sienna Duerloo second and (16:36.24) and Mackenzie Hunter (16:42.54) third.

Gough, who also swims Open Water for the Dolphins, came into this meet on the back of her 400-800-1500m trifecta at the recent NSW State Championships.

Along with Gough and Morgan, fellow Olympian Bronte Campbell is a headline act at these Sydney Sprints with her campaign starting tomorrow on Day 2.

The 29-year-old will line up for the 100m on Thursday and is working towards selection for her fourth Olympics in Paris, in what she admitted today would be her last Olympic campaign.

“The 100m is such a tough event, and there are incredibly fast women in this country … I am so proud to be part of this generation but every now and then I’m like, could they slow down a bit because they are making my job super hard,” she said.

In other results, Paralympic medallist Madeleine McTernan (S14) rallied after being visibly distressed following her heat swim to win the women’s multi class 400m freestyle.

McTernan, who backed up to also win the multi class 200m, clocked 4:46.14 with Jasmin Fullgrabe (5:13.83, S9) finishing second and Ella Jones (5:20.22, S8) third.

And in the men’s 100m back, all-rounder Thomas Hauck (52.50) hung on to out touch Kai Van Kool (52.70) with Hayden Hoang (52.90).

Hauck finished 3rd in the IM at this year’s World Championship Trials in Melbourne behind Olympians Brendon Smith and Tommy Neil and you can expect to see his name against a few more gold medals over the remaining three days of racing.

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Women’s 200 Free:  Gold: Abbey Webb (1:55.43, Cruiz); Silver: Lucy Dring (1:56.90, Sunshine Coast Grammar); Bronze: Sydney Brown (1:57.11, Wests Illawarra)

Men’s 200 Free: Gold: Joel Ivory (1:45.41, Knox Pymble); Silver: Shaun Champion (1:46.04, Abbotsleigh); Bronze: Zachary Tabuai (1:46.23, USC Spartans)

Women’s 400 Free MC: Gold: Madeleine McTernan S14 (4:46.16, Sharks Aquatic); Silver: Jasmin Fullgrabe S9 (5:13.83, Marion); Bronze: Ella Jones S9 (5:20.22, Kincumber Pacific Dolphins)

Men’s 400 Free MC: Gold: Callum Simpson S8 (4:30.07, Flinders Phoenix); Silver: Joshua Alford S14 (4:15.77, University of Qld); Bronze: Harrison Vig S9 (4:25.16, University of Qld)

 Women’s 100 Breast: Gold: Tara Kinder (1:06.78, Melbourne Vicentre); Silver: Kalyce Pressler (1:08.53, Marion); Bronze: Sophie Martin (1:08.76, Somerville House)

Men’s 100 Breast: Gold: Haig Buckingham (57.85, SOPAC); Silver: Nash Wilkes (58.01, Southport); Bronze: Yannik Zwolsman (59.16, Southport)

Women’s 200 Free MC: Gold: Madeleine McTernan S14 (2:13.27, Sharks Aquatic);  Silver: Jade Lucy S14 (2:16.78, SLC Aquadot); Bronze: Maddison Hinds S14 (2:16.79, Hornsby)

Men’s 200 Free MC: Gold: Jack Ireland S14 (1:51.55, University of Qld); Silver: Alexander Tuckfield S10 (1:53.61, Southern Sydney); Bronze: Callum Simpson S8 (2:08.98, Flinders Phoenix)

Women’s 100 Back: Gold: Mackenzie Burns (59.48, Sunshine Coast Grammar); Silver: Jessica Wilson (59.85, Nunawading); Bronze: Meg Senior (1:00.21, Cruiz)

Men’s 100 Back: Gold: Thomas Hauck (52.50, All Saints); Silver: Kai Van Kool (52.70, Griffith University); Bronze: Hayden Hoang (52.90, SOPAC)

Women’s 50 Fly MC: Gold: Taylor Corry S14 (29.70, Kincumber Pacific Dolphins); Silver: Montana Atkinson S14 (30.38, Helensvale); Bronze: Yasmine-Bella Younes S14 (31.36, Bankstown Sports)

Men’s 50 Fly MC: Gold: Declan Budd S14 (26.90, Knox Pymble); Silver: Jarred Dyer S14 (27.22, Dapto); Bronze: Dylan Logan S15 (26.10, Geelong)

Women’s 50 Fly: Gold: Ellysia Oldsen (26.56, Marion); Silver: Sydney Brown (26.87, Wests Illawarra); Bronze: Chloe Douglas-Byrne (27.13, Cruiz)

Men’s 50 Fly: Gold: David Morgan (22.85, Surfers Paradise); Silver: Cody Simpson (22.93, Griffith University); Bronze: Alex Quach (23.38, SOPAC)

Women’s 1500 Free: Gold: Madeline Gough (15:45.69, Carlile); Silver: Sienna Deurloo (16:36.24, Toowoomba Grammar); Bronze: Mackenzie Hunter (16:42.54, MLC Aquatic)

Men’s 800 Free: Gold: Adam Sudlow (7:56.25, North Coast); Silver: Tommy Lane (7:56.42, Cheltenham); Bronze: Marius Boll (8:02.46, Carlile).

Mixed 4×50 Medley Relay: Gold: Knox Pymble (1:45.39; Joseph Hamson, Angus Menzies, Bella Zhang, Paris Zhang); Silver: MLC Aquatic (1:46.25; Dominic Tsui, Alannah Torrance, Isabella Osborn, Toby McOmish); Bronze: Sommerville House (1:46.49; Kalani Ireland, Sophie Martin, Jack Taylor, Elloise Doolan)

All results can be found here:

  • https://liveresults.swimming.org.au/sal/2023SC/