Yarrawonga/Mulwala Open Swimming Meet

On January 5th 2014, 164 swimmers started 2014 by competing at the Yarrawonga/Mulwala Swimming Club’s annual Open Swim Meet.


Yarrawonga/Mulwala was aptly represented by 20 swimmers who competed in a total of 71 events, 19 Personal Best Times were swum and 12 qualifying times for the upcoming Victorian Country Championships were swum.


A highlight of the meet was the Skins Competition. This is where the fastest eight swimmers from the 100m Freestyle in the age groups 11-12yrs, 13-14yrs and 15yrs and Over race over 50m every two minutes until one swimmer is left. The winners of the skins were:


Women 11 -12yrs:                  Bridget Cole (Wangaratta)

Men 11-12yrs:                         Tom Newton (Wodonga)

Women 13-14yrs:                   Sarah Whitehouse (Edge)

Men 13-14yrs:                         Nicholas Kemp (Geelong)

Women 15yrs & Over:            Ellie Warren (Wangaratta)

Men 15yrs & Over:                 Jake Mackenna (Shepparton)


Also awarded was fastest 10yrs and under women and men and these went to Sascha Jones (Finley) and Harry Shortis (Kyabram) respectively.


Swimmer of the meet was Lilly Mullins who swum three personal best times and a qualifying time in the 50m freestyle for the Victorian Country Championships.


Medal winners from the Yarrawonga/Mulwala Swimming Club were:


Flynn Fletcher:            2nd Men 9-10 50m Butterfly

3rd Men 9-10 50m Breaststroke


Annabel Hart:              3rd Women 8 & Under 50m Backstroke


Abbey Lawless:            2nd Women 15 & Over 100m Butterfly


Madison Pease:           3rd Women 15 & Over 100m Breaststroke

                                    3rd Women 15 & Over 100m Backstroke

                                    3rd Women 15 & Over 100m Butterfly


Morgan Pitches:          1st Women 15 & Over 100m Breaststroke

                                    1st Women 200m Breaststroke


Nicole Shiels:               3rd Women 11-12 100m Breaststroke


Thomas Shiels:            3rd Men 15 & Over 100m Breaststroke