2018 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships

Date & Time
Thu, 25/10/2018 to Sat, 27/10/2018
Heats starts at 10am, finals start at 6.30pm
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
30 Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206

Event Details

Get ready to see Australia’s swimming superheroes conquer the pool at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships this October 25-27.

The Dolphins will return to racing at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre for the first time this decade in this national selection event to earn their place on the team heading to China for the World Short Course Championships in December.

This is your chance to see your superheroes do super-human things in the fast and furious 25m Short Course format, including; Emma McKeon, Mitch Larkin, Grant Irvine, Ariarne Titmus, David Morgan, Ellie Cole, and Victoria’s own Mack Horton in front of his home crowd.

Over 3 days and nights experience world-class racing as you cheer on the best swimmers in the country. Enjoy the Optus fan zone, athlete meet and greets, or indulge in the gourmet food trucks.

Heats tickets start from $8 for kids and $10 for adults, finals tickets start from $10 for kids and $20 for adults, family tickets start from $20.

Event Entries
Entries for this event are now closed.




  • Where can I buy tickets?
  • Who is racing?
  • See all your Australian Dolphins swimming superheroes including Olympic Gold Medalist, Mack Horton and Kyle Chalmers; National record holder, Ariarne Titmus; and World Champion Emily Seebohm.

    Download the full event program with race highlights here.

  • What is Short Course?
  • Short Course is raced in a 25m pool. This makes the skills of swimming like turns extremely important as there are twice as many. Underwater speed becomes an advantage for those who can master them.

  • What else on on?
  • Outside of the pool there is plenty of action. There is a live DJ on pool deck with former Dolphin Andrew Lauterstein pumping out the tunes. The Optus FanZone will allow fans to meet and greet their favourite swimmers. The arena pop-up shop will have some great merchandise to purchase.

  • Live Results
  • Link to results

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