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Shepparton swimmers mix it with Victoria's best

Shepparton Swimming Club members have posted some impressive performances at the Victorian Open Short Course Championships.

OLIVER CAFFREY August 7, 2014 3:10am

Hayley Hogan was just one of the Shepparton swimmers to perform well at the Victorian Open Short Course Championships in Melbourne at the weekend.

Shepparton swimmers took it right up to the state’s best at the Victorian Open Short Course Championships at the weekend.

Seven Shepparton Swimming Club members raced at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Saturday and Sunday.

Brennan Swift, Tom Houston and Hayley Hogan were the best performed locals, finishing eighth in their respective 100m butterfly, 50m breaststroke and 100m backstroke events.

Swift finished in a time of 56.23, Houston touched the wall at 29.82 and Hogan came in at 1:04.03

Swift also swam in the 50m butterfly (ninth), 100m freestyle (28th) and 50m freestyle (17th).

Houston finished 10th in the 100m breaststroke in a time of 1:04.47.

Club co-captain Hogan had a busy program — 200m backstroke (13th), 50m butterfly (42nd) and 50m backstroke (11th).

Kalen Swift finished 19th in the 50m breaststroke and 29th in the 100m breaststroke.

Club co-captain Nick Carroll competed in the 50m butterfly (63rd) and 50m breaststroke (68th).

Hayley McCulloch swam a time of 37.36 to finish 46th in the 50m breaststroke.

In the 11-and-under 100m breaststroke, Darcie Guthrie swam a personal best to place 16th.

Shepparton finished 45th in the club standings.

The next big meet will be the Victorian Country Short Course Championships to be held at Aquamoves on August 16 and 17.

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