Records tumble at national Swimming Virtual Short Course

Posted on November 30, 2020 by

The Hancock Prospecting Australian Virtual Short Course took place across the country over the weekend, with a large number of NSWIS athletes competing.

Throughout the weekend swimmers from the NSW Institute of Sport set both world and Australian records.

Teenager Alexander Tuckfield (S9, SLC Aquadot) claimed a world record with his second place swim in the Men’s 200m Freestyle Multi-class, swimming faster than his record split in the 400m in Sydney the day before with a time of in 2:01.41.

Auburn teenager Ricky Betar (2:07.77) claimed top spot and a world record in the Men’s 200m IM Multi-class with his swim in Sydney on Friday night, as four-time Paralympian Matthew Levy claimed second place in a new world record time of 2:32.42 in Brisbane.

Nelson Bay’s Taylor Corry followed suit with a World Record in the 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:05.78

SOPAC’s Matthew Wilson took out the Men’s 100m breaststroke in a new Australian record of 56.89, beating Samuel Williamson’s (Firbank Aquatics) swim of 57.00 in Melbourne on Friday morning.

The final night just saw North Sydney’s Matthew Levy (SB6, 1:21.25) add his second world record of the meet to his tally after he took out the Men’s 100m Breaststroke Multi-class.

For all further results across the weekend please see the Swimming Australia website.

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