Swimming to the podium at UniSport Nationals

Australian Catholic University (ACU) recorded one of its best results at a UniSport Nationals event to date. The team of 27 swimmers, many of whom are part of our Elite Athlete and Performer Program, came away from the competition with five silver and four bronze medals, as well as 34 top 10 performances overall.

The event was hosted at Sydney Olympic Park from 13-16 May in conjunction with the Sydney Open Invitational meet facilitated by Swimming New South Wales. The events featured some of the country’s top talent as swimmers prepare to vie for a spot to represent Australia on the Olympic Team competing in Tokyo.

In the overall point score, the women finished in 4th place and the men finished in 7th place, giving ACU overall rank of 6th out of 26 universities.  ACU Sport Manager (Nationals Programs), Tristan Liles said, “these events are critical for ACU as they provide our students with an opportunity to represent the university and build that sense of belonging that in turn greatly enhances student retention and graduation rates. Well done to all the staff and students who made this such a successful event.”


5 Silver
Men 200 LC Meter IM - Marco Soesanto
Women 4x100 LC Meter Freestyle Relay Team - Elyse Woods, Mikayla Messer, Nicole Sanders, Charlotte Mitchell
Women 50 LC Meter Butterfly - Alexandria Perkins
Women 100 LC Meter Butterfly - Alexandria Perkins
Men 800 LC Meter Freestyle - Mitchell Tinsley

4 Bronze
Women 200 LC Meter IM - Madeline Snell
Women 400 LC Meter IM - Madeline Snell
Men 1500 LC Meter Freestyle - Lachlan Gilbert
Women 4x50 LC Meter Freestyle Team Relay -Jade Starr, Mikayla Messer, Nicole Sanders, Charlotte Mitchell

A complete list of race results and championships point scores can be viewed here.

The UniSport Nationals continue in July, with Distance Running taking place on the Gold Coast from 3-4 July in conjunction with Gold Coast Marathon.

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