Let’s Get the Party Started

21 August 2019

Swim tribe, let’s get the party started!

The pool is primed and the tunes are set – thanks DJ Louderstein! – for the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Championships.

Taking place at Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC between 24-26 October, the three-day event will see a host of Dolphins and elite swimmers descend on Victoria to fight for national short course titles.

Fresh from competing in South Korea, members of this year’s world championships team will be racing for glory in the 25m pool, including local heroes Mack Horton and Matt Temple, as well as David Morgan, Kiah Melverton, Jenna Strauch and Bradley Woodward. 

In what will be a family-friendly event, the surrounding areas of the outdoor pool will transform into a ‘Greatness on the Green’ interactive fan zone. You can have a hit of table tennis and try your hand at volleyball, or simply sit back and watch the experts flaunt their skills during exhibition matches. The state’s best water polo athletes will also hit the pool and put on a show.

Back by popular demand the much-loved COON toastie truck will return for the finals session on opening night, while there’ll also be sausages sizzling on the barbeque, coffee brewing and drinks at the bar across the duration of the competition. 

Touted as the competition’s ‘community night’, Swimming Victoria will showcase their clubs in a curtain raiser event on Friday – an 8x50m mixed freestyle relay – while local legends will be recognised and presented with community awards.

The following day will see Australian Dolphin, Andrew Lauterstein take locals through their paces as they undertake a live iSwim set. This is free to participate for 15+ with bookings essential.

Keeping on the iSwim theme, the iSwim Masters Clubs will take part in a mixed medley relay, which will act as a warm-up act before the main action kicks off at 4pm.

Jess Hansen

You’ll also be able to purchase the latest arena merchandise as well as items from the Dolphins fan range at the pop-up shop.

Make sure you come a long and join our party, tickets are on sale now!

For those living interstate, you can watch all the action live via the 7Plus app or Swimming Australia’s iSwim app.

Dawn Fraser


What: The 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Championships

When: Thursday 24 October - Saturday 26 October

Timings: Heats begin at 10am each day, with finals beginning at 6pm on Thursday and Friday, and 4pm on Saturday.

Where: Melbourne Sports Centres – MSAC, 30 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, VIC 3206

Tickets: Buy Now

Watch: You can watch all the action live via the 7Plus app or Swimming Australia’s iSwim app.

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