Medal haul for USC Spar­tans

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

USC Spar­tans have re­turned with a swag of medals and a num­ber one club rank­ing from the Han­cock Prospect­ing Aus­tralian Short Course Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships held in Ade­laide last week.

The Spar­tans fin­ished first over­all on points at the three-day car­ni­val to claim the pres­ti­gious JF How­son Pre­mier Club award.

“This is a great re­sult for the team as we head into the Queens­land cham­pi­onships in mid-De­cem­ber,” USC high-per­for­mance swim coach Nathan Doyle said.

“Our swim­mers made 31 of the 45 fi­nals, with most of them im­prov­ing their times from the heats to the fi­nals and achiev­ing per­sonal best times.”

The Spar­tans’ haul in­cluded four gold, seven sil­ver and six bronze medals.

Gold medals went to para-swim­mer Daniel Fox in both the multi-class 50m back­stroke and 50m freestyle (in which he set a new world record), Mikki Sheri­dan in the 400m freestyle, and Tay­lor McKe­own in the 200m breast­stroke. All three also won medals in other events.

Sil­ver went to Kaylee McKe­own and Braedan Ja­son and Bar­bara Zavadova won bronze.

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