Pope strikes silver at senior titles

Southern Cross swimmers returned from the 2022 Vorgee Brisbane Senior Metropolitan Championships with medals, personal bests and a host of top placings.

The club’s 11 entrants were in 46 events, winning two silver medals with 22 pbs, nine other top 10 finishes and 14 top 20 places.

Some aged up and had excellent results, including Barry Pope (pictured above) who will be competing at the 2022 Australian Age Swimming Championship in Adelaide from April 11-18.

At the Senior Mets, Pope won silver medals in the 50m and 200m butterfly, was fourth in the 100m butterfly, sixth over 50m freestyle and eighth in the 100m free.

Lucas Want was fourth in the 200m backstroke and ninth over 400m freestyle while Luke McDonald was sixth at 50m breaststroke and seventh in the 100m free.

Alia de Leeuw was ninth in the 200m backstroke and there were top 20 places for Sami Chandler 2, Iona Hearsum 2, Amelie Hoefel, Luke McDonald, Barry Pope, Ella Sweeney 2 and Lucas Want 5.

The swimmers were supported during the competition by coaches Jayden Hadler and Yvonne Bosch.

Also competing were Jacob de Leeuw, Kai Harris, Iona Hearsum and Emily Yates.

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