“Podium for Blackburn in Speedo Sprint Final”

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In a week where some of the biggest names in Australian Swimming are competing for a spot on the Australian Swimming Team, 8 year old Lewis Blackburn was leading the way in the Speedo Sprint Series Final.

After becoming the first Sydney Uni Swimmer to qualify for all four sprint finals, Blackburn won the Backstroke final and lowered his “Metro South East Area” record when he recorded a time of 41.70. In a show of strength, Blackburn also placed 6th in the Butterfly, 18th in the Breaststroke narrowly missed another podium spot when he finished 4th in the Freestyle.

Coach Vanessa Smith said “The Speedo sprint series is conducted in all four strokes for swimmers aged 8 to 13 only over the 50 meter distance.” “A number of strong performances and personal bests and are good way to finish the summer long course season” she added.

Other results from Sydney Uni swimmers racing in the finals were…

Men  08-08 50 Back

1 Lewis Blackburn                       8 SYDU        41.70L F     

Women  09-09 50 Back

15 Imogen Brent                        9 SYDU        42.48L F     

Men  11-11 50 Back

26 Jayce Carrano                        11 SYDU       38.83L F     

Women  13-13 50 Back

21 Edwina Blackburn                   13 SYDU       35.77L F     

Men  08-08 50 Fly

6 Lewis Blackburn                       8 SYDU       44.24L F     

Women  09-09 50 Fly

20 Imogen Brent                        9 SYDU        41.83L F     

Men  11-11 50 Fly

29 Jayce Carrano                        11 SYDU       36.66L F     

Women  12-12 50 Fly

16 Jessica Donovan                    12 SYDU       34.31L F     

Men  08-08 50 Free

 4 Lewis Blackburn                      8 SYDU        35.45L F     

Women  08-08 50 Free

16 Molly McGrath                       8 SYDU        39.56L F     

Men  08-08 50 Breast

18 Lewis Blackburn                     8 SYDU        56.03L F     

Men  11-11 50 Breast

25 Jayce Carrano                        11 SYDU       45.74L F