Sydney Uni win 10 medals at NSW State Age Short Course Championships

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The Sydney Uni Swimming Club has finished 13th on the medal table at last weekend’s 2013 NSW State Age Short Course Championships, thanks to a haul of five gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

There were several standout performers for Sydney Uni at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatics Centre (SOPAC), including Maddie Fairlie and Nick Rispoli who picked up eight medals between them.

Fairlie touched the wall first in her 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 50m backstroke finals. She backed these results up with a silver medal in the 50m freestyle, bronze in the 50m breaststroke and an eighth place finish in the 100m breaststroke.   

Rispoli, a member of the SUSF & NSWIS Swimming Program of Excellence, won the 100m and 200m freestyle events in the 17-18 years age group and finished with a bronze medal in the 50m freestyle.

Kazimir Boskovic was the other Sydney Uni swimmer to claim medals, finishing second in the 400m IM and bronze in the 200m. Boskovic also trains with the SUSF & NSWIS Swimming Program of Excellence. Also achieving top 10 finishes were Paige Burland, Taylor Burland, Sarah Welfare and Dylan Rubin.

Despite having a modest 14 swimmers in the team competing over the weekend, Sydney Uni placed a very respectable 29th overall out of 118 clubs.   

Sydney University Swimming Club Development Coach Leanne Thompson was very pleased with the performance of her swimmers, saying “Everyone raced exceptionally well. There were some outstanding personal bests and milestone times accomplished, with seven swimmers achieving top 10 results.”