CASC Swimming Success
28 Apr 22 by Daniel Arnamnart
The annual National Age Swimming Championships took place during the Easter holidays starting on Thursday 7 April for six days of morning heats and night finals. Cranbrook Aquatic Swim Club achieved incredible results and efforts from three students – Max Moylan, Nicholas Stoupas and Axel Robinson. Nationals is the end of the summer season and after a long lead-up of training, it was fantastic to see Axel, Nicholas and Max finally have the opportunity to race at Age Nationals in Adelaide. The boys all achieved personal bests in their races and showed great sportsmanship in and out of the pool.
Nicholas Stoupas kicked off the meet with the 200m Breaststroke and took his first Australian Age title after winning the event by over eight seconds. He continued to swim out of his skin for the remainder of the meet, finishing with five golds and two silvers, and missing the Australia's record in the 14-year-old 100m Breaststroke by just 0.4 of a second. Nicholas was the most decorated NSW swimmer at the meet and had the honour of being picked in the NSW relay teams which also won gold. Nicholas’ performance gained him selection into the Swimming NSW Pathway squad. After moving to Australia from Hong Kong, Axel Roberts had his first major national level meet. Axel swam two massive PBs in the 100m & 200m Backstroke, and just missed out on making finals. Max Moylan represented City of Sydney Aquatic Club and finished a respective 11th in the 1500m Freestyle and had personal bests in his 200m, 400m & 800m Freestyle events.
At the conclusion of the meet, Cranbrook Aquatic Swim Club (CASC) finished 25th out of 145 Swimming clubs in the men's position with 220 points.