With 36 records broken, last weekend's Tasmanian short-course swimming championships were among the most successful ever.
That is according to the sport's governing body, Swimming Tasmania, who congratulated the pool of more than 300 athletes who took part in the titles which were held at Hobart Aquatic Centre.
Northern trio Sophie Hills, Emily Mitchell and Hugh Dolle were among the stars of the meet.
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Hills, 12, continued the fine form she has exhibited over the past six months which has seen her break 17 multi-class records. In Hobart, she added a further three to that impressive total, in the open multi-class S9 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 100m breaststroke. Hills also won six gold medals.
Hills' South Esk team-mate, Hugh Dolle, 14, broke his own state records in the 50m and 100m freestyle, while Launceston Aquatic's Emily Mitchell did the same in the 50m and 100m backstroke. Mitchell won eight gold medals, six of them in individual events.
Hobart Aquatic's Jet Jankiewicz, 16, won 12 gold medals, and set state and provisional national records in the multi-class 800m and 1500m, as well as state benchmarks in 400m freestyle, 200m back, and 100m and 200m fly.
Other record breakers were: former South Esk swimmer Ella Chan, 12, of Hobart Aquatic (50m and 100m butterfly); Lacy Kamprad, 11, HA (50m breaststroke); Ethan Jones, 12, HC (100m free); Max Giuliani, 16, HA (100m and 400m free); Sahansa Udawatta, 12, HC open multi-class S13 100m free, 100m breast and 100m individual medley.
Melbourne-based North West Aquatic set eight all-comer records.
Other outstanding individual performers were Sandy Bay's Matilda Smith, 15, with eight gold medals; Noah Kamprad, 14, HA (seven); former Launceston swimmer Jardene Ralph, 20, Sandy Bay (six); Lachlan Clues, 11, HA (six); Kit DeJonge, 21, South Esk (four); Max Giuliani, 16, HA (four); and Launceston Aquatic dynamo Isabella Muldoon, 11 (four).
State champions in individual events from Northern clubs were: Kit DeJonge, 21, South Esk; Hugh Dolle, 14, SE; Mackenzie French, 16, LAC; Zane Hadley, 16, Riverside Aquatic; Sophie Hills, 12, SE; Dawson Howell, 18, LAC; Jasmine Irani, 13, LAC; Kane Johnson, 14, SE; Emily Mitchell, 13, LAC; Amy Muldoon, 15, LAC; Isabella Muldoon, 11, LAC; Jade Nichols, 16, LAC; Jonty Pretorius, 17, SE; Jordan Reitsema, 16, LAC; Chelsea Savage, 16, LAC.
Launceston Aquatic Club dived onto the winners' podium in the relay events, with eight gold, two silver and one bronze medals, just one gold medal behind Hobart Aquatic.
- Aug 24: Swimming Tasmania JX clinic, Hobart.
- Aug 24-25: Masters Swimming Tasmania winter short course championships, Launceston.
- Sep 15: Launceston Aquatic pentathlon.
- Oct 5: Time trial, Launceston.
- Oct 13: Time trial, Hobart.
- Oct 19: Time trial, Launceston.
- Oct 26: Time trial, Hobart.
- Nov 2: Time trial, Launceston.
- Nov 9: Time trial, Hobart.
- Nov 16: Time trial, Launceston.
- Nov 23: Burnie 100.