About 20 Shepparton Swimming Club members will be diving into the pool this weekend for the Victorian Sprint Championships.HANNAH DRISCOLL February 7, 2014 4:10am
A swag of Shepparton swimming club members will head to Melbourne tomorrow for the Victorian Sprint Championships.
Get in and go.
Shepparton swimmers will be trying to power through the water at this weekend’s Victorian Sprint Championships at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.
About 20 Shepparton Swimming Club members were planning to compete in events, which are all over 50
Among them are Ollie Guthrie, Darcie Guthrie and Emma McCulloch, who are all headed to their first sprint championships.
Ollie Guthrie, 9, is swimming in the 11-and-under backstroke, sister Darcie, 11, is swimming all four strokes in the 11-and-under girls, and McCulloch, 14, is in the 14-year-old girls’ 50
Shepparton coach Willy O’Callaghan is unable to attend the meeting, but fellow coaches Michelle Swift and Monica Hurley will be watching eagerly from the sidelines.
O’Callaghan said they were expecting some of the Shepparton swimmers to reach personal best times and the finals and said it would not be as tough as the Victorian Country Swimming Championships, where they would also be swimming longer distances.
‘‘Most of our kids are pretty good at the 50s, it seems to suit them because of just the way our training works out,’’ O’Callaghan said.
‘‘Our ability to get into the outdoor pool we get in later than most, so we tend to be good in sprint events because we can’t get enough endurance up.’’
O’Callaghan was expecting good things from the Swift brothers Carter, Brennan and Kalen, Jake McKenna and Connor Hangan, who performed strongly at the country championships.
Another new club member, Nic Marwood, was also developing into a good sprinter, while Tom Houston hoped to once again break 30
O’Callaghan said some of the swimmers would also hope to reach age national qualifying times.
‘‘The kids like sprints, they love it,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ve just had the pressure of countrys, countrys is a fairly high pressure meet, and the kids going to the sprints are the ones who really helped us out at countrys and swam very well.’’
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