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New Zealand Short Course Championships

7 September 2023

Swimming Tasmania recently sent a high performance team to the New Zealand Short Course Championships.

The Tasmanian head coach for this trip was HC Swim Club's head coach, Rachel Brennemo.

Swimmers from HC Swim Club were:

  • Daniel Francis
  • Daniel Shilcock
  • Eli Jones
  • Jessalyn Potter
  • William Botterill-James

The following records were broken in this event by HC Swimmers:

  • 200 Breast - Daniel Shilcock (2:19.42)
  • 50 Back - Daniel Shilcock (26.17 & 26.01)
  • 100 Back - Daniel Shilcock (56.51 & 55.91)
  • 200 Back - Daniel Shilcock (2:04.47 & 2:01.95)
  • 4 x 100 Medley Relay - Jessalyn Potter was part of this record breaking Relay Team

HC Swimmers achieved an impressive 20 personal best times (83.33%), breaking at least 5 state records, and brought home 1 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals. These swimmers showed great poise and resilience, even during long days and tough competition.This trip not only allowed the swimmers to learn self-regulation but also provided Rachel and the swimmers with an opportunity to coach and compete at this elite level. The swimmers where forced to race hard in both the morning and afternoon sessions, with nights finishing at 9.00pm. At all times they represented HC Swim Club with with the utmost professionalism to which they should be commended.

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