O&M Championships February 2016

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February 2016 saw 240 swimmers from 13 clubs converge on the Yarrawonga Outdoor Pool for the 2016 Ovens & Murray Swimming Championships.


Two days of competition saw several records broken and many personal best times swum from all clubs competing.


Yarrawonga/Mulwala Swimming Club had 20 swimmers competing in a total of 118 events, with 64 personal best times being recorded. Medallists were:


Morgan Pitches – 1st in the 17-34 years 50m and 100m Breaststroke

Philip Shiels – 3rd in the 17-34 years 50m Fly

Bella Bridgeman – 3rd in the10 years 50m Breaststroke

Tora Duffy – 3rd in the 9 years 50m Breaststroke

Flynn Fletcher – 2nd in the 11-12 years 200m Freestyle and 3rd 12 years 50m Breaststroke

Milla Fletcher – 3rd in the 8 & under 50m Freestyle

Mia Kennedy – 3rd in the 9 years 50m Butterfly and50m Freestyle

Darby Mullins – 3rd in the 9 years 50m Breaststroke

Hugh Mullins – 2nd in the 11 years 50m Breaststroke, 100m Backstroke and Freestyle and 3rd in the 11 years 50m Butterfly

Eliza Shiels – 3rd in the 14 years 100m Backstroke

Nicole Shiels – 2nd in the 14 years 50m Breaststroke and 3rd in the 14 years 100m Breaststroke and 50m Butterfly


Along with medallists the Yarrawonga/Mulwala Swimming Club had 11 swimmers finish 4th, 13 swimmers finish 5th, 10 swimmers finish 6th, 6 swimmers finish 7th and 9 swimmers finish 8th.


Overall the Yarrawonga/Mulwala Swimming Club finished 7th in the Ovens & Murray District.


Head Coach – Lyndon Hart was extremely impressed by the results from the weekend, especially in Saturday’s extreme temperatures and added that this was one of the most successful Ovens and Murray Championships that the club had performed at during his time at the club. Lyndon went on to say a big thankyou to all those club members for assisting in running a great competition and to Tracey Mullins for co-ordinating the meet.


Swimmers are now looking to All Junior Heats in two weeks and then the Ovens and Murray Relay Championships.