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Brennan's a swift butterflier

Shepparton's Brennan Swift has had success in the 50m butterfly and at the same time become the fastest 17-year-old in the nation at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships.

OLIVER CAFFREY July 24, 2014 3:10am

Shepparton Swimming Club’s Oliver Guthrie, Hayley Hogan, Brennan Swift and Carter Swift (absent), have been performing well in Melbourne this week at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships.

Shepparton Swimming Club’s Brennan Swift is the fastest 17-year-old in the country.

Swift won gold in the 17 years 50m butterfly at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships in Melbourne on Tuesday.

He finished third in the final of the 17 to 19 event in a time of 26.07, but the two NSW swimmers ahead of him were aged 18.

Swift also finished eighth in the 50m freestyle and seventh in the 200m butterfly yesterday.

It has been a big week for Shepparton Swimming Club.

Following on from the successful annual short-course meet at Aquamoves on Sunday, three other local swimmers have been competing for Victoria at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre since Monday.

Brennan’s younger brother Carter finished ninth in the 15 to 16 50m butterfly on Tuesday, recording a personal best time of 27.32.

Carter also finished seventh in the 50m freestyle.

Swimming Club co-captain Hayley Hogan swam in the girls’ 15 to 16 100m backstroke yesterday, finishing fifth in a time of 1:07.42.

She finished seventh in the 200m backstroke, touching the wall in 2:29.12.

St Brendan’s Primary School student Oliver Guthrie finished 16th in the 10 boys’ 50m freestyle in a time of 34.24 during his first nationals campaign.

Carter and Hogan will swim in the 50m backstroke today, while Carter and Brennan will take part in their respective 100m butterfly events.

The busy period of swimming will be capped next month when the Victorian Country Short Course championships are held at Aquamoves on August 16 and 17.

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