Warrnambool Swimming Club members dive into country all junior competition

STRONG SWIMS: Warrnambool Swimming club members (back left-to-right) Chloe Windahl, 13, Archer Wellens, 13, Grace Carter, 10, Tori Parsons, 14, Amy Johnston, 13, (front) Riley Ontronen, 11, and Evie McCosh, 9. Picture: Amy Paton

STRONG SWIMS: Warrnambool Swimming club members (back left-to-right) Chloe Windahl, 13, Archer Wellens, 13, Grace Carter, 10, Tori Parsons, 14, Amy Johnston, 13, (front) Riley Ontronen, 11, and Evie McCosh, 9. Picture: Amy Paton

A STRONG field of 26 Warrnambool Swimming Club members will make their way to Melbourne this weekend to compete in the Country All Junior Competition.

The two-day competition, held at the Melbourne Sport and Aquatic Centre outdoor pool on Saturday and Sunday, will be the club’s last long-course swim for the season.

Junior squad coach Peter Finnigan said it was a great achievement to have so many qualify to make the trip to the under 14 age groups event in Melbourne.

“They’re training very well and putting a lot of hard work in,” he said.

“They’ve been training two nights and one morning a week for the past five months.

“It’s not all about getting to finals. We’re hoping they can get their personal best times and maybe then we might make a few finals on Sunday.”

Warrnambool Swimming Club also had 14 members participate in the Tasmania State Age Group championships last weekend.

They’re training very well and putting a lot of hard work in. - Peter Finnigan

Coach Jayson Lamb said the squad performed strongly at the 15-and-over event, which they have attended the past eight years.

“They went really well – every single simmer, basically, swam a personal best,” he said. “It’s a pretty full-on weekend of competition. It was one of the last chances to qualify for the national championships in April.”

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop