TEENAGE swimmer Caitlyn Mackay was Warrnambool Swimming Club’s sole medallist at the Victorian open swimming championships.
Mackay, 17, collected bronze in the multi-class 100-metre breaststroke on Sunday in Melbourne.
Paralympian Kayla Clarke, of Queensland, won in 1.26.55.
Victorian Monique Beckwith (1.27.22) was second, with Mackay (1.41.01) third.
Fellow Warrnambool swimmer Ashleigh Pettigrew was fifth in 1.43.84.
Warrnambool coach Jayson Lamb said Mackay would compete at the multi-class nationals in Adelaide in April.
Lamb said Mackay was enjoying her swimming, which was evident in her results.
“She was up against a tough field. There were two Paralympians in there,” he said.
“She swam well all weekend, which was really good.
“She races really well and reaped the benefits of it.”
Warrnambool had eight swimmers compete at the Victorian open championships, including rising star Isaac Jones, who finished fifth in the 200-metre butterfly final in 2.03.70.
The club’s results across 35 individual race entrants enabled it to finish seventh overall.
Warrnambool will send 42 swimmers to the Victorian Country Championships in Sale from January 25 to 27.
Lamb said he expected strong results from his swimmers.
“We should go pretty well. We’ll battle it out and see how we go,” he said.