Australian Age Championships: Day 9 Wrap

14 April 2024
Written by: Jon Shaw -Swimming NSW Coaching Director

Day 9: The Mighty Blues wrap up the last Day of Age with another 4 Gold:

After nine days at the Australian Age Championships the Mighty Blues amassed a total of 142 Medals. Tonight, NSW swimmers won 4 Gold, 8 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.

One of the highlights tonight was in the Womens 17 years 100m Butterfly where NSW swimmers finished 1-2. Olivia Wunsch (Carlile – Coach Michaela Pattinson) won in a new PB of 58.62 from a fast finishing Jessica Cole (West Illawarra – Coach Pat Stellino) in 59.07.

Marcus Da Silva (Cranbrook – Coach Bec Wheatley) took out the coveted Men’s 17 years 100m Freestyle in a new PB of 49.37. That makes it a double for Marcus after winning the 200m earlier in the week.

Marcus Da Silva

Alexander Foreman (KPD – Coach Debby Tattoli) defended his 200m Backstroke from last year winning the 17years in 2:01.68.

In the last individual event of the meet Luke Higgs (Warringah – Coach Angelo Basalo) won his 5th Gold medal of the meet. Luke won the 15 years 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m Freestyle events plus the 400m IM…amazing swimming putting together 4 out of 5 PB’s…congratulations to both Luke and Coach Angelo!

Congratulations to all our Australian Age Champions and medallists:

2024 Australian Age Day 9

The overall NSW medal count stands at:

2024 Australian Age Day 9 medal count

State Relays:

In the State Mixed Relays NSW Teams once again dominated winning 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. All teams improved on their entry times! Together with the State Freestyle Relays on Day 1 NSW Teams amassed 9 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze out of 11 Relays…now that is a fine example of the MIGHTY BLUES!

Here are the teams from last night:

2024 Australian Age Day State relay teams

Club Relays:

The final medal count for the club relays stands at

2024 Australian Age Day 9 club relay medal count

Well, after 9 days of competition that included the MC Age Championships NSW swimmer and their respective coaches certainly did their State proud.

Special mention to Coaches Jared Goldthorpe (Newington), Alyce Wierzbicki (Aquablitz) and Lach Vane Tempest (Warringah) who coached their first swimmer to a Gold Medal…always an honour!

There will be a final wrap when I come up for a breath but congratulation to all the swimmers and coaches…it’s being a pleasure watching and supporting you!


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