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SA State Short Course Championships Wrap up!

10 Aug 2023

Fantastic results for Clovercrest!

This year we entered the Championships with a team of 24 swimmers, we had 4 swimmers competing in their first States!

We would like to mention Braydon and Meg, who were both struck down by illness and could not participate, which is very disappointing for them as they have been training so well for the event. We would also like to mention Ethan who had to withdraw from the competition after his first swim due to an arm injury.

As a club, we achieved a 90% PB rate on entry time over the meet, with the following swimmers achieving 100% PB rates:Sophie, Erik, Will, Connor, Damien, Lilly, Chloe, Cortez, Luca, Alesha, Hannah, Rosie, Piper and Savannah.

We had 8 medal winners, who won 22 medals between them, 8 Gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze

Piper 🥇 🥇🥇🥇🥉

Alesha 🥇🥇🥉

Erik 🥇🥈🥈🥉🥉

Ruby 🥈🥈

Savannah 🥈🥉🥉

Daniel 🥈🥉

Damian 🥈

Talia(MC relay) 🥇

Our other finalists also did us proud, with some very close final swims. Congratulations to Ebony, Ella, Lilly, Luca, Rosie and Will.

As a club we came in 10th position overall, which is a fantastic effort with just 24 swimmers and the fact we did not enter any relay events, which accumulate points for the team.

8 Clovercrest Club Records were broken over the four days, congratulations to the following swimmers

Piper 13-13 yr girls 1500 Freestyle

Ruby 13-14 yr girls 100 IM

Savannah 13-14 yr girls 100 Backstroke

Savannah 13-14 yr girls 200 Backstroke

Erik 11-12 yr boys 50 Freestyle

Erik 11-12 yr boys 100 Freestyle

Erik 11-12 yr boys 200 Freestyle

Erik 11-12 yr boys 200 IM

Piper and Savannah also achieved SA Pool Flippers SC Squad QT in the 1500 m Freestyle for Piper and the 200 Backstroke for Savannah.

Now for some Fun Facts

Most Swims was Erik on 14 followed by Ruby on 11

Biggest Time Improvement was Daniel with a 45.31 second drop in the 1500m Free followed by a 30.75 second drop in his 800 Free

Longest Distance Swum was Piper racing 4.3kms and Daniel closely in second spot racing 4.1kms

Congratulations to each and every swimmer who competed, you should all be very proud of your efforts.

Many thanks to Jill and John for their coaching expertise and dedication to the swimmers. Thank you to all of the parents who officiated throughout the event, without you our children cannot be involved in events like these.

Thanks to Get Snapt for the great photos. Keep an eye on their socials to know when you can view and purchase the photos.

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