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:
11 & Under 50m Breaststroke 49.39 54th
11 & Under 50m Backstroke 42.32 40th
11 & Under 50m Breaststroke 46.89 33rd (PB)
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
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
16-17yrs 100m Butterfly 1:20.33 22nd (PB)
16-17yrs 100m Backstroke 1:18.30 20th (PB)
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)
14-15yrs 100m 1:27.32 34th
13yrs 100m Breaststroke 1:34.18 30th
13yrs 100m Butterfly 1:32.01 42nd
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
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