Young Shepparton Swimming Club member Oliver Guthrie has been selected to represent Victoria at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships.OLIVER CAFFREY May 30, 2014 3:05am
Shepparton Swimming Club’s Oliver Guthrie has been selected to represent Victoria at the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships in July.
Oliver Guthrie is the latest Shepparton Swimming Club member to be selected in the Victorian team for the School Sport Australia Swimming Championships.
The St Brendan’s Primary School student will compete at the championships at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre from July 20.
At 10 years of age, Guthrie has made a quick progression through the swimming ranks.
After an impressive summer season with the club, Guthrie claimed a silver medal in the 9-to-10 boys’ 50
He will swim in the 50
Guthrie joins brothers Brennan and Carter Swift and former Shepparton swimmer Hayley Hogan in the squad.
Shepparton Swimming Club coach Willy O’Callaghan said she had been amazed by Guthrie’s rapid development.
‘‘He’s coming along very nicely, it’s a fantastic effort by him and great for the club that we have a number of swimmers in the state team,’’ O’Callaghan said.
‘‘He started with us in the junior group last year and he eventually started doing some longer sessions, he’s still very young, but he’s been able to handle the work.
‘‘His enthusiasm for the sport has been outstanding, he’s very keen to learn, he’s a bright kid who always trains well and does the right thing.’’
Guthrie initially got involved in swimming through his older sister, Darcie.
He said he was excited about making the team after his mother, Jayne, received a phone call.
‘‘I really like competing and it’s great to be going to nationals,’’ Oliver said.
Shepparton Swimming Club will resume regular training at Aquamoves on Monday after a month-long break.
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