Swimmers reach Speedo Sprint Finals

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Sydney University Swimming Club will have 10 representatives at the Speedo Sprint finals, competing against swimmers from across NSW and ACT, on Sunday.

The club was represented by 60 junior members aged 8-13 years at the Metro South East (MetSEA) Speedo Sprint heats at SOPAC on Saturday, February 5.

Coach Vanessa Smith said MetSEA is the biggest and most competitive area in NSW, so to have 10 members qualify for the final series was a great achievement.

Sydney University finished with many personal best times, medals and, most importantly, very happy swimmers. 

It was a great experience for the first-time swimmers who had never competed at an area meet before nor swum in the SOPAC pool.

Finalists included:

8 years            Kaoru Varlamov             50m breaststroke (5th). 

Congratulations to Kaoru, who with his coach Tegan Miller, will attend his first Speedo Sprints final.

10 years          Lewis Blackburn             50m freestyle (3rd), 50m breaststroke (6th) and 50m backstroke (1st)

                      Lauren McDougall          50m freestyle (2nd), 50m backstroke (2nd), and 50m butterfly (6th)

                      Molly McGrath                50m backstroke (3rd)

11 years          Justin Malkki                 50m backstroke (4th)

12 years          Joe Howe                      50m backstroke (3rd), 50m breaststroke (2nd)

                      Cecilia Mafi                   50m backstroke (5th)

                      Angelique Barrett           50m freestyle (2nd), 50m butterfly (1st)

13 years          Jayce Carrano                50m breaststroke (2nd), 50m backstroke (5th), and 50m butterfly (3rd)

                      Paige Burland                50m freestyle (4th), 50m backstroke (1st)

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