30 September 2018
The 2018 Hancock Prospecting Short Course Championships is coming to Melbourne. It’s just 25 days to go, so here’s 25 reasons to attend!
- It’s at MSAC – the first national swimming event in over 10 years to take place in Melbourne – the sports capital of Australia.
- See home-town hero and Olympic Gold medalist Mack Horton competing and all your favourite Australian Dolphins from the recent Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacs Championships in Japan.
- Tickets prices from $10 ($8 for kids) – this family-friendly sporting event is affordable for the whole family – Buy tickets here.
- FREE entry for Kids on Super Saturday (October 27) when they wear a superhero costume.
- It’s swum in a 25m pool – every seat can see more of the action, bigger splash, more turns – it’s swimming’s T20.
- The World Short Course Australian Team Selection up for grabs – who will qualify? See it all live.
- Live Optus DJ on pool deck with Australian Dolphin Andrew Lauterstein and special guest Michael Klim on Saturday pumping out the tunes to warm up the crowd and the athletes.
- Arena pop-up shop – get exclusive offers and dress like your favourite athletes.
- Optus fanzone – create your own signs to cheer on your superheroes, collect your thunder sticks to make the loudest noise in the crowd.
- See Live@TheLounge with Australian Dolphin Josh Beaver doing pool deck interviews
- Pimms Poolside Pass
- Visit CentreLane – the fan engagement zone including gourmet food trucks, sponsor activities, prizes, merchandise and fun.
- Arena ‘Meet & Greet’ with the Dolphins including Cate Campbell and Shayna Jack on Saturday in arena pop-up shop in CentreLane.
- Take part in the MOVE IT Melbourne fun – find your 30.
- Watch the big screen to see the Dolphins complete the Melbourne Minute – can you beat them?
- The Australian Volunteer of the Year will be announced.
- The Australian Swim Club of the year will be announced.
- Super Serious Sports Swim Challenge - which sport will take out the title?
- Take part or watch the MOVE IT Masters Club Relay. The curtain-raiser to the main event.
- Take part or watch local swim Club in the Optus Swim Club Relays as the pre-race entertainment.
- The COON Cheese food truck returns on Saturday 27 October. $1 from every toastie sold will go towards the Optus Junior Dolphins program.
- WIN a Fitbit Versa and start tracking your swim laps.
- Fans can compete in the Melbourne Minute to win prizes. How many Melbourne ‘things’ can you name in one minute?
- MSAC is easy to access via public transport. There’s a tram stop right out the front! Catch the 12 or 96 from CBD Melbourne.
- MSAC is surrounded by great restaurants, parklands and facilities. Make a weekend trip and visit the most livable city.
For all the latest on the 2018 Hancock Prospecting Short Course Championships, visit our event page.