Bowen Gough won the open 200m Butterfly title at the state short-course championships recently.
NEWHAVEN College students Bowen Gough won his first Open State Title on the recently, taking home gold the 200m Butterfly at the Victorian Short Course championships which were held on August 2 and 3 at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre.
Competing against much older competitors in the ‘Open’ event, Bowen led the gruelling race from start to finish winning in a time of 2.03.92.
He made the most of Commonwealth 200m butterfly specialist and TigerShark club mate Mitch Pratt’s absence due to his Australian team commitments.
Bowen also finished in the top 10 in the 50, 100, 200 Backstroke and the 100 Butterfly.
Bowen, in Year 10, has a hectic schedule in the coming months competing in the Victorian Age Short Course Championships in early September aiming to gain selection on the Victorian team which will compete at the Australian State Teams Championships held at the AIS later in the month.
Bowen is also one of only three boys from Victoria and 20 from Australia chosen to attend the Swimming Australia National Talent Identification Camp which is being held at the National Training Centre at the Australian Institute of Sport in October.