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North Shore swimmers dominate

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/10/2016

Baddock's clubmate, Wilrich Coetzee, claimed his fifth title of the week by winning the men's 100m butterfly crown in 52.84s. © Jason Oxenham/Getty Images Baddock's clubmate, Wilrich Coetzee, claimed his fifth title of the week by winning the men's 100m butterfly crown in 52.84s. North Shore swimmers have dominated the penultimate night at the national short course championships in Auckland, led by a clean sweep in the women's 200-metre backstroke.

Caroline Baddock added to her 200m freestyle crown from the opening night by clocking two minutes 08.12 seconds in finishing ahead of Kelsi Boocock and Emma Godwin.

The US-based Baddock, on scholarship at Auburn University, will bypass the final day on Thursday to fly back for a meet at Wisconsin this weekend.

"This week I wanted to swim fast and win some races," she said.

"It's been great to be home. It has reminded me how nice swimming is in New Zealand and how much fun it is."

Baddock's clubmate, Wilrich Coetzee, claimed his fifth title of the week by winning the men's 100m butterfly crown in 52.84s.

Another North Shore swimmer, Rio Olympian Helena Gasson, took away the national women's 100m butterfly title ahead of clubmate Yeonsu Lee.

However, the pair finished behind race winner Emily Washer, the Australian being the only swimmer to go under 58s with a time of 57.97s

It was not all North Shore on Wednesday night.

Rival Auckland club United won the women's 400m individual medley through 16-year-old Ellie Eastwood.

There was also success for the Dunedin-based Neptune club, with Andrew Trembath claiming the men's 200m backstroke and 16-year-old Caitlin Deans prevailing in the women's 800m freestyle.

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