MSAC to host Australian Short Course Championships 2018, 2019 and 2020
We’re excited to announce that MSAC will host the Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Championships starting in 2018, for the next three years. We can’t wait to see Australia’s best athletes burning up the pool here at MSAC.
It has been over a decade since the last major swimming meet was held in Melbourne with names like Matt Welsh, Libby Trickett (nee Lenton) and Eamon Sullivan synonymous with swimming then.
Now, Melbournians will get the chance to watch the present-day swimming heroes like Cate and Bronte Campbell, Cameron McEvoy and of course Melbourne’s own Mack Horton swim live at home.
CEO of the State Sport Centres Trust, Phil Meggs, said, “In conjunction with the Victorian Government and Swimming Victoria, we are delighted to be bringing the Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Championships to Melbourne over the next three years.”
“As the state’s premier multi-sport facility, MSAC has a rich heritage in hosting world-class events and athletes. We’re tremendously excited about using all that our venue has to offer, to deliver an event which will entertain and thrill swimmers, fans, officials and volunteers,” Meggs said.
Olympic gold medallist and Melbourne local Mack Horton said, “It’s going to be a huge 2018 for swimming, a home Commonwealth Games and then the opportunity to race in my home pool in Melbourne in front of a big crowd for Short Course, I can’t wait.”
For more information visit: https://www.swimming.org.au/NewsCentral/2018-to-2020-event-schedule-announced.aspx
VIC events –
2018, 2019 and 2020 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Championships
Where: Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC)
What: 25m format, every second year will be a selection for the World Short Course Championships