Shepparton Swimming Club members will be out to post qualifying times at the club's short-course meet this weekend ahead of the Victorian Short-Course Swimming Championships.MATTHEW GALEA July 16, 2014 3:10am
Hayley Hogan and Nicolas Carroll are looking forward to leading their fellow swimmers as captains of Shepparton Swimming Club.
Shepparton Swimming Club will hold a crucial short-course event this weekend ahead of next month’s Victorian Short-Course Swimming Championships.
The club’s swimmers will race this weekend in hope of posting country qualifying times to qualify for next month’s event, which will also be held in Shepparton.
‘‘It’s our first short-course meet of the season, so it’s an opportunity for our new swimmers to race,’’ club coach Michelle Swift said.
‘‘For our more experienced swimmers, it’s about getting qualifying times and then the more senior swimmers are looking to make age or state qualifying times.
‘‘We have very few short-course meets available for us to get to, so this is a really important one for our kids.’’
With few opportunities to make the times necessary, the weekend’s meet is important for the club’s swimmers.
Senior swimmers Hayley Hogan and Brennan and Carter Swift will not be able to race this weekend as they head off to Australian School Championships.
‘‘It’s one of the main opportunities for the kids to get the times,’’ Swift said.
‘‘We can use older times for the seniors who have mostly made the qualifying times already.’’
Hayden and Riley Symes and Aaron Rudge will be competing at their first meet.
The club also announced its two captains for the upcoming year, with Hogan and Nicolas Carroll elected to the positions.
Carroll retains the role after holding it last year, but Hogan will take on the mantle for the first time.
‘‘It’s my first year, so it means a lot to know that everyone trusts me enough to take the leadership role,’’ Hogan said.
‘‘It just means a lot to take on a leadership role at the club. To have that experience behind me and pass it on to the younger guys and encouraging everyone to do their best is great.’’
Carroll was delighted to be selected for a second year.
‘‘It’s a good feeling. It’s good to know I did a good enough job last year to be appointed again,’’ Carroll said.
‘‘It means I can continue as a leader of the club and assist the younger ones in helping them to be the best they can be.’’
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