Para swimmers on the podium in Queensland

Posted on April 19, 2021 by

The weekend’s Australian Multi-Class Swimming Championships featured several NSWIS scholarship holders who claimed multiple medals across the meet.

Competitors raced in wintery conditions, fighting strong winds and sheeting rain on the Gold Coast.

Jasmine Greenwood took home the first medal of the meet, winning gold in the Girls 15-16 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:11.64. Greenwood (SM10) went into the Women’s Open 200m Individual Medley as favourite and didn’t disappoint, claiming her second gold medal ahead of Tiffany Thomas Kane (SM7) who took silver.

Thomas Kane added another silver in the 100m Breaststroke final, with fellow NSWIS athlete Ashley Van Rijswijk in third.

Van Rijswijk then managed a silver medal of her own in the Women Open 50m Breaststroke.

Ellie Cole claimed silver 1:14.41 in the 100m Women’s Backstroke and, after qualifying fastest in the Women’s 100m Freestyle, the defending champ was narrowly beaten in the Women’s Open 100m Freestyle, taking silver.

Matt Levy (SM7) narrowly missed a win, pushing all the way to the wall to take silver in the Men’s Open 200m Individual Medley Multi-Class. Levy also placed second in the 100m Breaststroke final.

NSWIS athletes made it a clean sweep of the podium in the 50m Butterfly. Taylor Corry took gold ahead of Tahlia Blanshard with silver and Victoria Jessamine with bronze.

Corry was a multi-medallist with silver in the 100m Butterfly and the 50m Backstroke.

Blanshard took the bronze in the 50m Backstroke final.

In the Men’s 50m Butterfly event, Jarred Dyer took gold in 28.43. Dyer also claimed silver in the Men’s 50m Backstroke narrowly ahead of Oscar Stubbs who’d finish in third.

Stubbs also managed bronze in the Men Open 50m Breaststroke Multi-Class.

Jade Lucy claimed the win in the Women Open 200m Freestyle, and bronze in the Women Open 200m Freestyle.

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