Swimmers from clubs around the state are heading for Hobart this weekend for the Tasmanian Short-Course Championships.
Among the competitors to watch are swimmers who have broken state records in time trials leading up to the championships.
They include: Sophie Hills, 14, of South Esk, who has set new multiclass (S9) records in 200m freestyle (2:39.83), 400m freestyle (5:22.91) and 50m butterfly (36.92 seconds); Taroona High School student Noah Kamprad, 16, of Hobart Aquatic, with new benchmarks in 800m freestyle (8:01.46), 1500m freestyle (15:16.92), 200m individual medley (2:06.78) and 400m IM (4:25.70); Hobart Aquatic's Matilda Smith, 17, 50m breaststroke (32.42) and 200m breaststroke (2:26.62, which was also a new open record); and HC's Ethan Jones, 14, 100m butterfly (58.31).
Clubs taking part in the championships include Burnie, Cradle Coast, HC, Launceston Aquatic, Sandy Bay, South Esk, Hobart Aquatic and Ulverstone. The interstate contingent is largely absent due to COVID-19 border restrictions.
The 122 event-program is over four sessions on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets for a sought-after clinic featuring Olympic gold medallist Ariarne Titmus and Paralympian Jacob Templeton quickly sold, Swimming Tasmania has revealed.
There were 80 spots at the session at Launceston Aquatic Centre on Tuesday.
Former St Patrick's College student Titmus, now based in Brisbane, began her swimming career at Riverside and Launceston; while former St Brendan-Shaw College student Templeton, now based on the Sunshine Coast, hails from Devonport.
The annual state teams' championships, which was due to take place in Canberra from September 28 to October 1, has been cancelled due to interstate COVID-19 restrictions.
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