Bronte Campbell Takes 100 Free On Day Two Of Aussie SC Championships


The 2023 AussieShort Course Championships rolled on from Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre with multi-Olympic medalist Bronte Campbell in the pool.

The 29-year-old representing Cruiz Swim Club took on her first event of the 100m free, topping the podium in a time of 52.39. Campbell opened in 24.84 and closed in 27.55 to get to the wall nearly 2 seconds ahead of the next-closest competitor.

Sydney Brown punched 54.17 as the silver medalist while her teammate Sarah Locke rounded out the top 3 in a result of 54.98.

Campbell’s time checked in as a season-best overtaking the 52.52 she produced at the New South Wales Championships earlier this month.

Going into this meet, Campbell said, “If I think about the road ahead, and this whole year to go … it becomes quite overwhelming so I just kind of take it one session at a time.”

On the men’s side, it was 26-year-old Cody Simpson who grabbed the 1free gold, registering a winning effort of 47.85. That gave him the edge over Tomas Kapocius who touched next in 47.94 as the only other sub-48-second swimmer. Joel Ivorylast night’s 200m free gold medalist, bagged the bronze in 48.16.

Simpson owns a lifetime best of 47.07 in this 100m free, a time he scored at the 2022 Australian Short Course National Championships.

Also making some noise for the men was 16-year-old Oscar Kreutzberger in the 400m IM. The North Albury Swimming Club athlete logged a big-time personal best, putting up an effort of 4:16.86.

The teen’s personal best entering this competition rested at the 4:22.12 produced at July’s New South Wales Short Course Country Championships. This evening’s result overtook that by over 5 seconds en route to Kreutzberger posting his first-ever outing under the 4:20 threshold.

He now ranks as the 6th-quickest Australian 16-year-old boy in the SCM 400 IM.

Additional Winners

  • Cruiz Swim Club’s Abbey Webb notched a time of 2:07.61 to take the women’s 200m back, with Adriana Fydler of Miami also under 2:08 in 2:07.80.
  • Thomas Hauck of All Saints got it done in the men’s 200m back, posting 1:53.08 for the gold.
  • The women’s 50m breast saw Maaike Vrij and Tara Kinder battle to the wall, with the former getting there first in 31.55. Kinder settled for silver in 31.58.
  • Last night’s top 2 finishers in the men’s 100m breaststroke flipped their positions in this evening’s 50m breast contest. Nash Wilkes clocked 26.74 while Haig Buckingham notched 26.94, with both swimmers representing the sole competitors under the 27-second threshold.
  • Kayla Hardy nabbed the top spot in the women’s 400m IM, hitting 4:35.64. That is Hardy’s 3rd-fastest performance.

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7 days ago

My cousins go to the school that Sydney Brown went to. How cool!

9 days ago

Well done Marion girls. 3 kids and ‘old’ Elyssia. Should be a better squad in 6 months with Madi & Mega back in there to support those kids.

Reply to  Oceanian
8 days ago

Hasn’t Meg left?

Awsi Dooger
9 days ago

I’ll just put this here since it’s an Australian topic:

Titmus had a health scare, as detailed on her Instagram. Fortunately it was caught early.

Best of everything to her. I was impressed with the way she described it.

Two weeks out of the pool before resuming training.

cant kick cant pull
10 days ago

love a win for the albury lad in a real swimmmer event

10 days ago

“The 2023 Short Course World Championships rolled on…” ???

Miss M
10 days ago

Slowly heading in the right direction for C2. It’s going to be very interesting to see how far she can improve long course next year.

Rollason has had a brilliant history with female sprinters – will be interesting yo see if he can get Bronte back on an Aussie team.

Reply to  Miss M
10 days ago

She has speed but 2.7 sec die in SCM is alot.

Reply to  ecoach
10 days ago

She has plenty of time to rectify that

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