Australian Short Course Championships

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Come for the short course, stay for the main course

Australia is famous for a few things: sunshine, Vegemite, and its world class swimmers. Come see Australia’s swim athletes in action when they compete in the nail-bitingly exciting 2017 Australian Short Course Championships at the South Australian Aquatic Centre.

If you thought 50-metre pool events were anxiety-inducing hold on to your speedos – the Short Course Championships take place in a pool only 25 metres long. That means twice the tumble turns and twice the energy. From Thursday October 26 to Saturday October 28 you can catch pro swimmers like Mack Horton, Emily Seebohm and Kyle Chalmers compete for their shot at short course glory. Plus you can also see Paralympians Ellie Cole, Matthew Levy, Brendan Hall and Monique Murphy shoot through the water following their return from the Toronto World Championships.

Out of the pool there will be plenty to keep you entertained between races. The Centre Lane will be hosting chill zones, face painting for the kids, music, games and fan zones. If you’re lucky you might even get to meet your swimming heroes.

And because nothing makes you hungrier than watching other people compete, the centre has lined up some of Adelaide’s tastiest food trucks. Grab a bite from Shake Street, Delectaballs, Green Elephant Coffee and the super cheesy COON Toastie Truck. Make sure to check out carnivore’s paradise CaroClub, Adelaide’s new food truck founded by former My Kitchen Rules contestants Tim Attiwill and Kyle McLean.

The 2017 Australian Short Course Championships start at 11am between October 26-28 at the SA Aquatic Centre. Entry is $7.50.

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