Shepparton Swimming Club member Oliver Guthrie has enjoyed a successful Victorian Country All Junior Competition at the weekend.HANNAH DRISCOLL March 26, 2014 4:05am
Oliver Guthrie won four medals and swam four personal-best times at the Victorian Country All Junior Competition at the weekend.
Oliver Guthrie raced to four medals and Connor Hangan won a fifth for Shepparton Swimming Club at the Victorian Country All Junior Competition at the weekend.
All events at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre were over 50
He also scored personal-best times in all disciplines.
Hangan won bronze in the 11-year-old boys’ 50
Darcie Guthrie made the finals in the 11-year-old girls’ backstroke (fourth), breaststroke (10th) and freestyle (sixth), while Hayley McCulloch came sixth in the 14-year-old girls’ breaststroke.
Kiana Crosier was first emergency for the 12-year-old girls’ butterfly in her first year of swimming.
Marc Carroll, Mark Shipston (13-year-old boys), Emma McCulloch (14-year-old girls) and James Hart (14-year-old boys) also competed and the group scored a swag of personal-best times.
Carroll, Hart and Crosier bettered their times in all four disciplines, Hayley McCulloch made PBs in the backstroke and freestyle and twin sister Emma also swam a PB in freestyle.
Shipston finished with PBs in the breaststroke and freestyle events.
Shepparton Swimming Club coach Willy O’Callaghan said it was a good event to get an indication of where the swimmers were at because they only swam against competitors their own age.
It is restricted to swimmers under-14 from the country and they must finish in the top five at their district event to qualify.
‘‘It’s a very good meet to start getting kids interested in racing and also performing well in their age group, so I’m fairly proud of our kids getting lots of PBs,’’ O’Callaghan said. ‘‘It doesn’t matter if they won, what does matter is if they PB and some kids didn’t because they get nervous, so it’s a good training ground to help learn all the things to make you faster.’’
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