AUS SC CHAMPS
Congrats to the whole team for a successful week or racing in Sydney at National SC. It was an exciting week with a showcase of world class swimming each day and an experience our team were privileged to have. Special congratulations to David Schlicht selected to represent Australia at World Short Course Championships in December in MELBOURNE!!!
Our small yet cohesive team of 10 were busy all meet with multiple swims each across heats and finals sessions. We raced relays each day and all members of the team contributed!
Well done to our most junior members of the team, Judy and Lily, for their efforts throughout the meet. Judy swam a huge pb in the 4×50 free relay and battled hard in her individual 200 IM. Lily had a busier week than most, culminating on the last day with a big pb in the 200 Brst and a new Victorian record!
Our 17 year olds, Harry and Sean, had some great swims too. Sean fought through a rough preparation to swim on his best in the 100 back and earning a new pb in the 50 back (and an MLC record). Harry raced the 800 and 1500 free amongst relays, racing tougher than anyone else to a new 800 pb (bettering his own MLC record) and equaling his 1500.
Ciara, Max, Hamish, and Riley (our “open” team) all swam quite a few events each with mixed results. But all came away with some really exciting results and pbs between them! Ciara stepped up to take relay spots in strokes she wouldn’t normally do and scored pbs in both. Max smashed his 100 back pb and broke into the 56s for the first time. Hamish dropped a bomb in the 4×100 free relay with a 51! And Riley’s 200 free cemented him as MLC’s best middle distance swimmer at this time.
And finally David and Noah, MLC alumni who had returned from College to work with us for the last three months. Noah swam pbs in the 200 free and 100 fly, and proved how much potential was hiding under the surface waiting to come out. David did what David does best in short course and out-skilled all. Swimming under the World Short Course Champs qualifying time in two events, David will spend this week waiting for confirmation on team selection for the Australian team competing at World Champs in Melbourne this December. David’s 400 IM ranks him third all time in Australia! The boys were on a flight back to Los Angeles the day after the meet and we can’t wait to see them again.
And with that, the 2022 short course season comes to a close. Now we work through a two week block of work, skills, and technique, as we look forward to a break! Then it’s long course time and we’re going hard.