Warrnambool Swimming Club members salute at state short course championships

Caitlyn Mackay, pictured earlier this year.

Caitlyn Mackay, pictured earlier this year.

A small but talented contingent of Warrnambool Swimming Club members brought five medals home from the state open, multiclass and 12 and under championships on the weekend. In the muliclass, Caitlyn Mackay won silver in the 50m butterfly and bronze in the 50m breakstroke and 100m backstroke, while Ashleigh Pettigrew won bronze in the 50m butterfly. Alex Johnston won silver in the 11-year-old 100m backstroke.

They were among seven Warrnambool club members competing at the state championships triple-header.

Coach Jayson Lamb said it was pleasing to see such a diverse age range from the club doing well and setting personal best times.

“What was really pleasing was it was such a wide range of age groups within the club,” he said.

“It didn’t matter whether they were 11 years old or 20 years old; they’re still improving and doing their best.”

Sophie Thomas set personal records in the open category, as did Jordan Logan

Young Jason Lang battled through illness to still set personal best times, while fellow youngster Vicky McPhee also bettered her best.

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