2016 Victorian Country Swimming Championships

Over the weekend from the 15th – 17th January 2016 the Yarrawonga/Mulwala Swimming Club competed at the 2016 Victorian Country Swimming Championships in Bendigo. A total of 12 swimmers represented Yarrawonga/Mulwala consisting of 9 individual and 3 relay swimmers.


Swimmers competed in 27 individual and four relay events recording 10 personal best (PB) times and 1 final.  At the conclusion of the weekend the Yarrawonga/Mulwala Swimming Club came out on the point score ranked number 32 from 43 clubs competing.


There were many highlights from the weekend with some of them being:


Morgan Pitches competing in the Women 18yrs & Over 50m Breaststroke final and placing 8th.


Chloe Hart competing in her first Country Championships in the 11yrs & Under 50m breaststroke and backstroke.


Bella Bridgeman competing in her first Country Championships in the 11yrs & Under 50m breaststroke.


Individual Swimmers were:

Bella Bridgeman, Chloe Hart, Abbey Lawless, Hugh Mullins, Madison Pease, Morgan Pitches, Eliza Shiels, Nicole Shiels and Philip Shiels


Relay Swimmers were:

            Miki Kennedy, Georgia Lawless and Lilly Mullins


The results achieved by the swimmers were solid and a reward for the countless hours of training which commenced in June 2015.


The teams focus now shifts to the Ovens & Murray Championships on the 13th and 14th February.


Results from the Victorian Country Championships were as follows:


Individual Results


Bella Bridgeman

            11 & Under 50m Breaststroke            49.39               54th


Chloe Hart

            11 & Under 50m Backstroke              42.32               40th

            11 & Under 50m Breaststroke            46.89               33rd (PB)


Abbey Lawless

            18 & Over 50m Butterfly                     32.60               16th

            18 & Over 50m Backstroke                35.53               16th

            Open 100m Freestyle                      1:05.01            15th

            18 & Over 50m Breaststroke              41.75               18th

            18 & Over 50m Freestyle                    29.78               12th

            18 & Over 200m IM                           2:51.40            11th


Hugh Mullins

            11 & Under 50m Backstroke              40.13               13th (PB)

            11 & Under 50m Freestyle                  33.92               15th     

            11 & Under 50m Butterfly                    43.18               29th (PB)

            11 & Under 50m Breaststroke            48.88               22nd


Madison Pease

            16-17yrs 100m Butterfly                      1:20.33            22nd (PB)

            16-17yrs 100m Backstroke                 1:18.30            20th (PB)


Morgan Pitches

            18 & Over 50m Butterfly                     34.19               31st

            18 & Over 50m Backstroke                39.63               33rd

            18 & Over 50m Breaststroke              37.92               7th (PB)

            18 & Over 50m Breaststroke – Final  37.89               8th (PB)

            18 & Over 50m Freestyle                    30.87               25th (PB)


Eliza Shiels

            14-15yrs 100m                                    1:27.32            34th


Nicole Shiels

            13yrs 100m Breaststroke                    1:34.18            30th

            13yrs 100m Butterfly                          1:32.01            42nd


Philip Shiels

            18 & Over 50m Butterfly                      31.99               32nd (PB)

            18 & Over 50m Backstroke                38.08               27th

            18 & Over 50m Breaststroke              36.88               23rd (PB)

            18 & Over 50m Freestyle                    28.42               34th

            18 & Over 200m IM                          2:.37.00               19th


Relay Results


Women 14yrs & Under 200m Medley           2:28.06            15th (PB)

            Lily Mullins, Nicole Shiels, Georgia Lawless, Miki Kennedy


Women 14yrs & Under 200m Freestyle         2:17.29            18th

            Georgia Lawless, Lily Mullins, Chloe Hart, Eliza Shiels


Women 400m Medley                                                5.14.66            11th

            Eliza Shiels, Morgan Pitches, Abbey Lawless, Madison Pease

Women 400m Freestyle                                  4:39.02            9th (PB)

            Nicole Shiels, Abbey Lawless, Miki Kennedy, Morgan Pitches